Most states offer a state-specific lottery game online, and some of them also offer a national lottery as well. To play, simply log into the website of your chosen lottery and choose your desired game. Then, fill in your numbers and choose the draws you want to participate in. You can also sign up for a subscription, which will automatically purchase tickets for you on a recurring basis.
While online lottery sales got off to an inauspicious start, they have quickly picked up steam. The reversal of the DOJ’s opinion on the Wire Act helped clear the way for legal state-licensed lottery sites. However, only those that sell tickets for local and national games can be considered legitimate. Anything else, including games sold by unauthorized vendors, is illegal.
A few states offer a full list of games that can be purchased online, including instant win games and raffles. In Michigan, for instance, you can find more than 350 different games, from the Keystone Cash scratch-off to the instant keno game Bullseye Keno, with top prizes of up to $300,000 or more.