Several US states operate lotteries, but only a few allow online lottery sales. Most states have websites where players can buy tickets, and many offer instant win games. Online lotteries are becoming more popular, though many games cap out at less than $20. Some of the best sites are available on mobile apps, which allow users to select numbers and print their tickets from a smartphone or tablet. The best lottery sites also let players check current jackpots and odds.
Several states have legalized online lotteries, and several more are considering it. Online lotteries are the most direct way for states to profit from expanding gaming. In January 2021, the District of Columbia will launch online games. Meanwhile, Rhode Island and Massachusetts are in the process of legalizing online lotteries.
The most popular online lottery games in the United States are MegaMillions and Powerball. Both have odds of 1 in 302,575,350 and offer huge jackpots. Players must match five numbers in the Mega Millions draw, and one or two numbers in the Powerball draw. Powerball tickets are $2, with the odds of winning a prize of $2 million. The jackpots can be won several times in a row, and the top prizes often exceed $1 billion.
Several states also offer local draw games. The Maine Lottery, for example, offers three draw games. The New Jersey Lottery offers seven draw games, and the New Hampshire Lottery offers Mega Millions and several in-house draw games. The Oregon Lottery, which began in 1989, offers six games.
The Missouri Keluaran HK began in 1986. The Idaho Lottery, which also started in 1989, offers four draw games. The New Mexico Lottery offers scratchers and instant win games. In addition to draw games, the Colorado Lottery offers Powerball and Mega Millions. It is the largest multi-state lottery in the United States.
The North Carolina Education Lottery, also called the Lottery, has contributed more than $5.5 billion to education programs. Money from ticket sales goes to public schools, and the proceeds are deposited directly into the state’s education fund. It also supports problem gambling treatment, and state parks.
The Delaware Lottery, which began in 1974, offers eight draw games. The profits from ticket sales go to the state’s general fund, as well as education, and retired employee benefits. It has also partnered with several local and multi-state lottery organizations to offer a variety of draw games.
The California State Lottery was founded in 1984, and it offers a variety of local draw games, including Megabucks Plus and the Cash4Life multi-state game. In addition, it offers Powerball, the largest multi-state lottery in the US. It also participates in two other multi-state lottery games.
The Maine Lottery is a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association, and it offers several in-house games and draw games. The Iowa Lottery is a member of the MSL Association, and it offers several in-house and multi-state draw games. The Mississippi Lottery, which launched in 2019, offers several draw games and an instant win game.