Buying lottery tickets online is a very easy process. You can check your tickets’ results, play and win instantly, and even extend your subscription. In some states, you can even buy lottery tickets online, without ever leaving the comfort of your home.
Many state lotteries are considering expanding their online reach to more people. In fact, a few Northeastern states have begun to legalize the sale of online lottery tickets. However, many retailers are afraid that this will cut into their sales. Currently, only seven US states permit the sale of online lottery tickets. The first state to do so was Illinois in March 2012. In June of 2018, New Hampshire became the latest state to allow its residents to play online.
Michigan is one of the most successful states in terms of online lottery ticket sales. In less than 18 months, its weekly sales have topped $8 million. The Michigan Lottery website offers a selection of nearly 100 instant win games, which are available 24 hours a day. The site also includes a sports betting menu and links to a state-licensed online sportsbook.
There are two types of Instant Games: casino-style games and scratch games. The first type, e-Instants, are available from a desktop or mobile device. The second, scratch games, can be played for as little as $0.05.
The national Powerball is also available in an online form. The largest lottery in the US, the jackpot is over $1 billion. There are several different ways to purchase tickets, including in North Dakota, Washington DC, and the US Virgin Islands. All states that offer online lottery have the ability to purchase MegaMillions, a multi-state game.
Rhode Island’s online lottery was launched in the summer of 2020. The state’s online games are called e-Instants. The website allows users to choose a number of tickets to purchase, and it will give them a list of locations where they can buy their tickets. The site also gives details on the results of previous drawings.
Pennsylvania’s iLottery is another example of an online lottery game. It has sold over $4 billion worth of tickets in its first year of operation. It competes with online casinos, but the state has not lost any traditional lottery ticket sales. Its website also has a selection of Instant Games, which can be played for as little as $5.
In addition to its Instant Games, the District of Columbia has a lottery. The games are available on the web, and the lottery is operated by IWG/NeoPollard. It also recently released Doublin’ Doubloons. This is an instant win game with a $100,000 top prize.
Other states offering online lottery tickets include Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Some states, such as Vermont and Rhode Island, have only limited their online games to daily draw games. The odds of winning vary by game. Most state-sponsored websites charge the same price for an online lottery game as they do for a regular ticket.