There is no actual evidence as to where or when lotteries first came about but it is known that they have been around for a very long time. The Bible makes reference to Moses using a lottery to award land on the west side of the River Jordan. During the Han Dynasty lotteries were rife and it is believed that it was the lottery style game Keno that was used to fund the building of the Great Wall of China. Julius Caesar was known to play lotteries during the Roman Empire.