Lottery Online is an option for those who want to play the lottery without having to go to a brick-and-mortar store. It’s legal in 45 US states, plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico.
Online lottery sites allow you to purchase tickets on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis with the option to subscribe to your favourite draw games. Many also offer Instant Games, which are casino-like games you can place a wager on.
Most online lottery sites aren’t run by government, but instead, private businesses that act as middlemen between you and the actual game. They sell lottery tickets for national or international games, and also serve as an intermediary to collect prizes.
A handful of state lotteries are now offering subscriptions, where you can select your numbers ahead of time and the website will automatically buy tickets on your behalf. Some states are even offering lottery subscriptions for weeks or months at a time.
If you win less than $600, the lottery will send you a check in the mail; if you win more than that, you’ll have to claim your prize in person. The downside is that it might take you a while to process the paperwork.
Lottery tickets are one of the most popular forms of legal gambling in the US. However, they’re not widely available online yet, which is a shame. But it’s only a matter of time before online lotteries catch on.