Back in ancient times, genies were believed to have supernatural powers and were believed to bring luck and good fortune. The genie mythology has evolved to include the Genie's lamp. By rubbing the "Magic" Lamp, the genie would appear and grant your wishes.
The English word "Lottery" stems from the Dutch word loterij, which is derived from the Dutch noun "lot", meaning "fate". The earliest records of organized lottery dates back to Augustus of the Roman Empire, all the way back to 27 B.C. and is still going strong.