Lottery Online is a way to play state-licensed games from the comfort of your home, office, or wherever you happen to be. The games are available via desktop and mobile devices, with some states offering instant lottery options. In addition, many of the sites offer a number of payment methods, including PayPal, ACH/eCheck, and credit cards. These sites also offer a number of ways to withdraw your winnings, such as through a wire transfer or through your bank’s app.
Some websites that offer Lottery Online act as bookmakers and take bets on the outcomes of popular lottery games around the world. They don’t sell official lottery tickets, but they are licensed and regulated by the state and usually offer similar odds and prizes to traditional brick-and-mortar stores. These sites are generally considered to be legal under UIGEA since they only sell tickets in states and countries where lottery games are legal.
Other websites act as middlemen for official lottery games. They charge you the ticket prices and then send a scan of your ticket to you. They aren’t government-run, but they are legal under UIGEA as long as they only sell in the jurisdiction where they operate.
The District of Columbia is the latest jurisdiction to launch an iLottery website, partnering with NeoPollard to provide instant games. Its collection of games includes scratch-type games and a single version of Keno, with top prizes of up to $100,000. Virginia’s iLottery collection is called MyGameRoom, and it offers games like Street Fighter II Instant Win and the new Jungle Tumble Jackpots.