Purchasing tickets online to the lottery is becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Ticket prices are typically the same as in brick-and-mortar stores. However, they do not include entry fees and handling charges. In addition, lottery results are not always available online.
The first state to offer online ticket sales was Illinois. It launched its pilot program in March 2012. It later added Daily Lottery Games, Instant Games, and Powerball lottery tickets.
In December 2012, Illinois expanded its online offerings by adding a new website. That site, which is now called the Illinois Lottery, has grown to provide tickets to a variety of other lotteries as well.
Players can find a range of other lotteries to play on the Illinois Lottery’s site, including Mega Millions, Powerball, and Cash 5. While the Illinois Lottery’s site is easy to use, it doesn’t have a mobile app or 24/7 customer support.
Online lottery games are operated by private businesses, which is why they are not government-run. These businesses are legally licensed and can provide players with a safe, secure environment to play.
To play online, users must register. They then choose which game to play and fill out numbers. If a player wins, they will be notified via direct deposit or email. A player should read the terms and conditions before playing.
Lottery games should not be played for large amounts of money. Rather, they should be played for fun and enjoyment. Using a strategy can help players win.