Buying lottery tickets online is a growing trend in the US. However, only seven states offer online lottery games. Some states require that you be a resident of the state. Other states allow ticket purchases from third-party applications.
The biggest national lottery in the US is Mega Millions. There are prizes from $1 to $20 for each game. There are also instant win scratch cards available. The top prize can reach $250,000. If you are winning a prize, you can claim it online. However, if you win more than $600, you will need to claim your prize in person at a lottery office.
In addition to MegaMillions, the US offers other national lotteries. Some of these lotteries are multistate. These lotteries include Powerball, Cash Four, and Lucky for Life.
In addition to the online lottery games, some states allow you to purchase instant win scratch cards online. You can also play keno. In March 2018, Kentucky introduced keno drawings to the online world.
The US Department of Justice clarified its position on the Wire Act in 2011. This meant that state lotteries could legally sell tickets online. However, there were concerns about the legality of offshore lottery providers.
As of early 2017, seven US states had legal online lotteries. In the future, more states may authorize online ticket sales.
The lottery industry in the US has gone through a roller coaster of legality over the years. Online lotteries have been legal for a short time, but they are not yet widely available.