The United States has a relatively young history with online lotteries. As of 2015, seven states have authorized the sale of lottery tickets online. These online lottery sites charge the same price as they do in the real world. This makes it easy for consumers to purchase tickets online without the need to visit a physical lottery office.
Most online lotteries are private businesses. These companies act as middlemen between lottery players and official lottery organizations. While online lotteries are not government-run, they offer a wider range of games than traditional lotteries. Many of these websites also offer a prepaid version of Available Funds, so that players can pay with their vouchers.
Illinois, which launched its lottery online in March of 2012, is the first U.S. state to launch a lottery online. The website has a variety of online lottery games, including Powerball. It has also expanded since then to include Daily Lottery Games and Instant Games. Since launching the online lottery, Illinois has added online lottery tickets for Powerball and Mega Millions draws.
Click & Play is the most popular lottery online option in the U.S., allowing players to purchase tickets in other states. To play, you must be at least 18 years old and live in the state. If you win, you can claim your prize by filling out a claim form online. Click & Play also supports online pools and allows you to pool money with other users. This allows you to buy bulk tickets in a group, if you prefer.