Buying lottery tickets online is a relatively new phenomenon. Online ticket sales have only been legalized in a few states, but in the future they may be allowed in more states.
In the beginning, online ticket sales got off to a rocky start. There was confusion over whether or not the Wire Act applied to online sports betting, and some states had laws prohibiting gambling on the Internet. But thanks to a Department of Justice opinion revision, most states can now legally authorize online gambling.
Some states, like Pennsylvania, have made it possible to purchase lottery tickets online. Others, such as Illinois and Michigan, have been testing the waters.
Although the legality of offshore lottery providers is somewhat dubious, these companies often send people out to buy tickets from official retailers. A growing number of states have approved the use of official courier services to transport tickets to customers.
One type of lottery app is Jackpocket, which only operates in states with legal online lottery ticket sales. You may need to provide proof of residence to play the lottery on this site.
Another type of lottery site is theLotter Texas, which allows customers to play a variety of games. Customers can purchase individual or group tickets, and join lottery syndicates. They can also participate in jackpots with prizes up to $150,000.
The largest multi-state lottery in the US, Powerball, is also offered by many states. Ticket prices are the same as in a retail store.