There are now many states in the United States where players can purchase tickets or play lottery games online. Whether you’re looking for the jackpots of Powerball and Mega Millions or a local lotto game, online options make playing the lottery much more convenient.
Some states have started with a simple subscription service, while others have made it possible to buy single tickets or in bulk. Illinois, for example, has offered its online lottery since 2012 and offers a variety of US-based online lotto games, including Powerball and Mega Millions, as well as smaller pick-3 and pick-4 games.
Most states offer a variety of lottery games, though some have more options than others. New Hampshire, for example, has e-Instant games that can be purchased in addition to traditional lottery tickets and features top prizes worth up to $100,000. The games, which are supplied by IWG/NeoPollard, include Street Fighter II Instant Win and Jungle Tumble Jackpots.
Purchasing a lottery ticket online can be a bit confusing, but most sites provide helpful guides for each of the games they sell. The guides will cover everything from the rules of the game to how it works on a computer, so players can familiarize themselves with the game before they start playing.
The legal landscape for online lotteries is still a bit rocky, but more states are expected to offer their own versions of the lottery game in the near future. The District of Columbia, for example, has launched its lottery online in 2021 after rushing out regulations to allow sports betting and adding a corresponding section to its lottery law.