Lottery Online is the process of buying lottery tickets through an online website. These websites are regulated by gambling commissions and offer a variety of tools and tips to help you win more money every time you play.
You can buy lottery tickets online in the US with a smartphone or desktop computer. However, you must be within the state where the lottery operates and able to access the internet. Some states also allow you to purchase tickets through courier services. These services buy the tickets on your behalf and scan them into the site.
In addition, some states offer lottery subscriptions. These services allow you to purchase tickets in advance for weeks, months or a year. The lottery then checks them against winning numbers and sends you a check or a prize check if you win.
A lottery subscription is a great way to keep track of your ticket purchases and avoid forgetting to purchase them each week. In addition, some states offer instant-win games and scratch cards.
Online lottery sales have become a growing revenue stream for state lotteries. In fact, in less than 18 months after online sales began in Michigan, weekly sales have topped $8 million.
There are six states that permit lottery players to purchase tickets online. The first was Illinois, which began selling lottery tickets for both daily and jackpot games in March 2012.
Michigan followed soon after with a program that allowed players to purchase electronic scratch-offs and jackpot game tickets online. The move helped reclaim a portion of lottery revenue that had previously been lost to the brick-and-mortar retail market. This has led to a number of other states offering online lottery purchases.