The Lottery in the Early '00s and How it Has Changed

The lottery has changed drastically since it became one of the most highly-anticipated games at the turn of the century. In the United States, lotteries first burst onto the scene in 1612 when King James I sought to raise funds for various regions, including British settlements within North America.However, over 400 years later, the lottery has changed drastically from not only its very origins, but also from how the game was played in the early '00s. Following these changes, we’re going to consider what factors have been at the very heart of the evolution of the lottery.Changes

Pop Culture

Talk About Girl Power: 'Spice World' Tour Bus Now an Airbnb Destination

If you came of age in the 1990s and early 2000s, you were likely a fan of the British girl group sensation, The Spice Girls. From fashion dolls and lollipops to sold-out concerts and a cult classic movie, these cheeky and talented women were practically everywhere. It's clear that the general public's love and adoration for Scary, Baby, Ginger, Sporty, and even Posh haven't faded with time, either; four out of five women are kicking off their stadium tour in the U.K., much to the delight of long-time fans.With the film returning to theaters for a limited engagement,

90s

90s Jelly Sandals Are Back and Worse Than Ever

That's right, folks: jelly sandals are back and more terrible than ever. This popular 90s shoe once adorned the feet of young children across the nation, but the fashion item quickly fell out of favor throughout the noughts.Unfortunately, this 90s fashion faux pas has made its way back into mainstream culture along with most other 90s trends, including choker necklaces and Fila dad sneakers. But while we all know these sandals aren't the most comfortable form of footwear, few people actually expected someone to suffer a serious injury at the hands of a jelly sandal.One mother's Facebook post

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Nickelodeon May Be Old School, But This Middle-Aged Network Is Still Going Strong

In today's high-tech world, children spend more time with digital devices than ever before. Although drones are used in professional realms to conduct surveillance, ensure speedy package delivery, and tackle various construction tasks with accuracy, they're also used by young people to capture incredible images and to impress their friends -- which isn't so different from other flying toys, when you really think about it. And of course, a love of digital media among children isn't anything new, either. Although two-thirds of parents worry their children spend too much time on electronic devices (kids spend more than 7.5 hours

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So No One Told You Life Was Gonna Be This Way: Courteney Cox Revisits 'Friends' Apartment in Instagram Post

Although 25 years have passed since the popular sitcom "Friends" was on the air, time has not dwindled fans' love for the show. And apparently, the fondness for the iconic sitcom is still very much alive in its stars, too. When Courteney Cox, who played Monica Gellar on the series, returned to the real-life site of her old apartment in New York City, thousands of fans reminisced right along with the star.In a video that has since been liked more than 600,000 times on Instagram, Cox pretends to head home to her spacious and quirky unit. She captioned

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Alfonso Ribeiro Drops Carlton Dance Lawsuit Against Epic Games

Fortnite is one of the most well-known video games right now -- and it's not just because it's fun to play. The maker of the game, Epic Games, Inc., has been sued by multiple parties for copyright infringement. The parties claim that Epic Games used their signature dance moves to make money off of players. But one of the parties, Alfonso Ribeiro, has recently dropped his lawsuit against the game maker.Alfonso Ribeiro is best known for his role on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Carlton Banks. In the more than 121 years Hollywood has been in business, this

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Top 3 Gambling Movies Of The Noughties

The 2000s was a huge decade in terms of world events, cultural breakthroughs and the steady advance of technology. In music it was the decade that Beyoncé broke through, making Crazy In Love arguably the defining song of her career. On TV The Office changed the face of comedy forever, going on to reach even greater heights than its UK debut when it underwent a US transformation and introduced Dunder Mifflin to the world. It was also the decade that saw the very first iPod launched, changing forever the way that we buy and listen to music.It was also

TV

'Beverly Hills: 90210' Revival Looks Like It Will Feature A Lot Of Familiar Faces

Who else remembers planning their entire week based on when Beverly Hills: 90210 was going to be on TV? It wasn't like we could record it easily, blank VHS tapes were pricey, so we had to watch it when it was on or miss out. Watching Brenda, Kelly, Dylan, Brandon, Donna, and everyone else hand out and get into all kinds of mayhem was the highlight of our weeks. When it ended, we were all a bit sad, but then they brought it back with a new spin-off.  The new show tried to catch that same teen spirit, but

Movies

Macaulay Culkin Clears Up Some Confusion About The 'Home Alone' Recreation

When that amazing new Google Assistant ad dropped yesterday starring Macaulay Culkin recreating all of the iconic scenes from the 1990 classic Home Alone, People absolutely lost their minds. But here's the thing, you watch it once and you're like, "Oh wow, that's hilarious!" But if you watch it a second time, you'll see that they really went all out to recreate it shot for shot. Honestly, it's almost creepy how well they did. Whether he's jumping on the bed:20th Century Fox / YouTube - GoogleUsing his aftershave:20th Century Fox / YouTube - GoogleTrimming the tree:20th Century Fox / YouTube

Celebrities

Adam Sandler's Touching Tribute To Chris Farley Caught Everyone Off Guard

It's hard to believe that it has been 21 years since we last got to enjoy something that was made by Chris Farley. He was such a big part of pop-culture, with his larger-than-life personality and his impeccable comedic timing, that his loss is still felt today. Many people talk about his movies, his time on Saturday Night Live, but his friends knew him as so much more than the characters he played. Adam Sandler was on SNL at the same time as Farley, and they became good friends. While Sandler has obviously gone on to have quite an impressive