Currently, only seven jurisdictions in the US offer lottery online. This is down from eight in 2015. Minnesota, which tried online lotteries for the first time in 2011, canceled it. However, the Department of Justice’s 2011 clarification of the Wire Act has opened the door to online lotteries. Some states have their own lottery online apps, while others use third-party applications. Some states don’t offer online lotteries for legal reasons, such as verification issues.
In 2017, Pennsylvania’s gaming laws changed to allow online lotteries and casino games. The lottery went live on May 29, 2018, but MegaMillions and Powerball games aren’t available online. However, Pennsylvania’s lottery system has a new iLottery app for mobile devices. The app offers Keno and Powerball games, and the state lottery has committed to expanding its digital lottery offerings into real-world drawing games.
Many state lotteries allow players to purchase tickets in advance for a certain number of draws. This means that you don’t have to go to the retail store every week to purchase your ticket. You can also subscribe to Powerball draws so you don’t have to worry about missing them. Online lottery sites also allow players to save their payment information for future purchases.
The lottery website you choose should have good reputation and a large number of satisfied customers. Avoid newly-created lotteries as they may not be secure. Most sites accept credit cards, PayPal, and bank transfers. Some sites also accept cryptocurrencies.