Until recently, only a few states in the United States offered online lottery sales. But after the Department of Justice clarified its position on the Wire Act in 2011, more states were ready to go. In fact, more than a dozen states have approved online lottery ticket sales.
The lottery has been around for a long time, and the latest advancements in technology have helped the lottery move from a land-based game to an online one. Online lottery tickets allow players to purchase tickets for any drawing, without the cost of driving to a store. However, there are also some restrictions. For instance, players must be a resident of the state where the ticket is sold. Some states even require the purchase of a third-party app to complete the purchase.
There are several US online lottery games, including Pick-3, Pick-4, and Mega Millions. Depending on the state you live in, you might also have the option of playing online scratch card games. Some sites even allow players to play for as little as $0.05.
Some states also offer multi-state lotteries, which are designed to increase ticket sales by sharing pools. Some multi-state lotteries are spread across 33 states, while others are confined to a small group of states. Some of these lotteries are known for offering massive jackpots.
In late 2016, Kentucky introduced an app that allows players to view their lotto ticket from a mobile device. In addition, the state has expanded its lottery website to include instant win scratch cards and keno drawings.