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Learn about Lottery USA's mission and what we aim to achieve.

Lottery USA is the oldest independent lottery results site on the Web. Established in 1996, Lottery USA’s mission is to provide its visitors with accurate lottery information, tools, numbers, and other services for all 45 U.S. state-operated lotteries as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.

With the help of our exceptionally talented team, we’ve managed to constantly improve our users’ experience and be one step ahead when it comes to meeting and exceeding their expectations.

At Lottery USA, we believe the only way to move forward is to innovate as well as listen to what our users want each step of the way. With this in mind, we invite you to contact us with any suggestions that you may have. We’ll always listen.

Facts

What we do and how we do it

Our lottery results data goes all the way back to 1996 when the site was first founded. Our cutting-edge databases contain an incredible 2 million individual lottery results from 1996 to the present day, which we can retrieve in milliseconds (Feb 2020). However, we only ever show the last 365 days’ worth of numbers to make it easier for our users to navigate and digest. Our dedicated lottery specialists routinely oversee all the results and information that we offer in order to ensure that they are as accurate and timely as possible.

Our software developers continually create lottery tools to improve our users’ experience with the games, such as number checkers and quick pick tools as well as statistical tools for better insight and analysis of past results. These tools analyze thousands of lottery numbers in real time and send the results back to the user in real time.

The changing face of Lottery USA

Lottery USA has been subject to six brand and site redesigns over its 23 years of service to the American public. All six redesigns are documented in detail below. Changes to the design reflect the trends and styles of the time, so please bear with us - some of them seem terribly outdated now! We hope you agree that our latest logo is a huge improvement on anything that came before it.

Logo Launched Notes
Lotteryusa.com 1996 logo 1996 The first ever Lottery USA logo. Designed on an IBM PS/2 using Coral Draw v6. The letters USA are made to look like lottery balls. Pretty smart, eh?
Lotteryusa.com 1996 logo 2000 The first time the Lottery USA oval was used. The oval went on to feature in the design until early 2020. A smiley face was included in this design. We have no idea why.
Lotteryusa.com 1996 logo 2010 A modified and modernized version of the original oval logo design – note the incomplete ‘broken oval’. This is the last time that .com was featured in the logo.
Lotteryusa.com 1996 logo 2011 A new logo with bigger USA letters and a star depicting Lottery USA’s affinity with the United States of America. Italic font introduced for the first time.
Lotteryusa.com 1996 logo 2014 2014 saw a move to a more simplified version of the logo, while retaining the core elements of a star, oval (now complete), and a continued emphasis on USA in its design.
2020 Drastically reduced logo in keeping with the less-is-more design ethos. Horizontal so that it works well on mobile devices. The star moved into a ball and the italic font gives it a fast, clean, and accurate feel.

Our trademark

Descriptive trademarks are marks that describe a product or service that the mark represents. For example, marks like Lottery USA for a U.S. lottery site or Choc Chip Cookie Co. for a cookie company are notoriously hard to obtain. In most cases, descriptive mark applications are granted inclusion into the USPTO’s (United States Patent and Trademark Office) supplemental register, but not the principal register that grants the best protection.

To make it to the principal register, the trademark applicant must show that the mark has acquired distinctiveness, which means the general public must recognize the mark as being synonymous with the goods or service the company supplies, and not adjectively describing the goods or service.

In November 2015, the USPTO accepted that, on evidence, Lottery USA was synonymous with North American lottery and recognized well enough by the general public to warrant its trademark being included in the principal register.

The trademarks can be seen here: