There are many lottery games available across the U.S., each with its own set of rules. You can play online or at a land-based location, and most of these games can be played for less than $20.
The largest national lottery in the United States, Mega Millions, is available in almost all jurisdictions. Another big multi-state lottery is Powerball. In addition to the national lotteries, there are numerous state-wide lotteries that players can enter.
The US lottery has a long history. It is one of the oldest forms of legal gambling. In the 1700s, newspapers published advertisements for hundreds of lottery games. Today, there are 45 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia that operate state-wide or territory-wide lotteries.
Most of these jurisdictions offer both a drawing and instant win game. Instant Games are casino-like games that can be played from the web or from a mobile device.
While the US hasn’t yet legalized online lotteries, several Northeastern states are looking into it. Massachusetts and Rhode Island are in the midst of allowing online ticket sales. But online sales have not caused the decline in traditional ticket sales.
Online lotteries are a new trend. As of now, only six states have allowed sales of tickets online. However, the number of states is likely to expand in the coming years.
A number of offshore lottery providers claim to sell lottery tickets online. Some of these providers send people to an official lottery retailer.