Playing the Lottery Online


In the United States, there are 44 state-run lotteries, as well as Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands. Only Alabama, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, and the District of Columbia do not have state-run lotteries. However, you can still play a state-sponsored lottery online. In fact, some state-run lotteries are also now offering Instant Games, which are casino-style games that allow you to wager cash on the results.

The rules of the lottery vary from state to state, but generally, a state requires a license for any lottery operation. A Lotto involves drawing six numbers from a set range. The number range is usually 49 or 53. The Lotto is played once or twice a week. A similar game, Mini Lotto, is called a “mini lottery”. It features similar rules, but is limited to six or seven numbers, offering better odds to participants. The main difference between these two versions is the size of the jackpots. The Mini Lotto is designed to target the general public, and not just those who have money to spare.

Mobile apps for lottery websites offer an added benefit. Mobile lottery sites can automatically scan tickets and store them with the name of the winner. Some lottery apps can track tickets and send money electronically for prizes up to $2500. Most state lotteries have developed lottery games that work seamlessly across platforms. This way, you can play lottery games on your mobile device with the same account you use to play online. Moreover, you can play games that you can’t play on your desktop or laptop.