How to Play the Lottery Online


Currently, there are six states that allow online lottery ticket sales. These states are Illinois, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. However, the number of states that are considering online lotteries is on the rise.

The legality of online lottery tickets depends on the state. Most states have a minimum age of 18. However, the minimum age is only 19 in Nebraska and Arizona. If you are underage, you could face fines or even jail time. The legality of offshore lottery providers is also unclear.

Some states require the use of a third-party application to buy lottery tickets online. These apps are generally available for Android and iOS devices. Some states also require the use of a courier service to order official tickets.

The largest lottery in Europe is the EuroMillions. This lottery is available in Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg and Switzerland. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350. You can also play in Spain and the United Kingdom. The jackpot amount increases after each drawing.

Mega Millions is another popular lottery. It is played in nearly every state. It has an additional pool of numbers for players. The jackpot amount varies by state. Players can buy tickets from retailers in other states.

Powerball is also a popular lottery game. It is played in 21 states, including Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. Players must select five numbers from a pool of 69 numbers. It costs $2 for each ticket.