Whether you’re looking to buy a ticket for the Mega Millions, Powerball, or Lotto America, some states allow you to buy tickets online. This is a relatively new development, but it’s becoming more popular.
Online lottery subscriptions offer convenience and flexibility. You can purchase tickets online, check the status of your tickets, and even check past results. Some lottery operators even allow you to withdraw winnings to your bank account.
Depending on the state, you may also be able to play instant win scratch cards online. You can play for as little as $0.05 per play. Many lottery games offer jackpots of up to $500,000.
There are also third party lottery apps that allow you to purchase tickets online. These are often used by jackpot hunters, who buy tickets from retailers that sold a winning ticket. However, the legality of these apps is still unclear in most states.
There are also third party lottery courier services that you can use to purchase tickets online. They typically take orders online, but then send them to your home or office. You can also order an official ticket from the state lottery.
Online ticket sales have been gaining traction in the past few years, but it’s still only a minority of states that allow it. Many have concerns about cannibalizing sales, and there’s also a concern about online lottery ticket sales leading to problem gambling.
One of the first states to take online lottery ticket sales seriously was Georgia. In 2012, GA Lottery started selling major drawings online. It also began offering online lottery subscriptions.