Until recently, there were only a few states in the US that allowed the sale of online lottery tickets. But now there are at least six.
Many lottery sites now offer “instant win” games, which are similar to scratch cards. They can be played on the web or mobile apps. They can also be purchased from official lottery agents. The best lottery agents are licensed and regulated.
Some states allow players to purchase tickets from overseas. Some lottery sites offer online lottery concierge services, which allow players to purchase tickets from all over the world.
A number of states are considering legalizing online lotteries. New Hampshire is one of the states looking to get this law passed. Rhode Island is seeking to do the same. Some of the state’s lawmakers aren’t sure about the viability of online sales.
The Ohio lottery has a website where ticket purchases can be made. They’ve sold more than $8 million a week since they began offering online sales in January. Currently, they don’t offer Powerball or MegaMillions. But they do have a lot of other popular draw games.
Indiana, Kentucky, and Maryland are the only other states that haven’t approved online ticket sales yet. They are considering adding them in the future. There are also a few states that are considering stopping online ticket purchases altogether. These states have valid concerns about cannibalization, problem gambling, and the constant search for new revenue streams.
The Pennsylvania lottery doesn’t sell MegaMillions or Powerball online. But they do have other games available, including virtual sports and Keno. They also have a few promotions throughout the year.