Several states have authorized the sale of online lottery tickets. This allows players to purchase tickets on their own or enter their state’s drawings from home. Online sites also provide results and wagering options.
The first state to offer online lottery sales was Georgia. In 2012, the state’s GA Lottery approved the sale of major draws online. A few more states are planning to follow suit.
Several states also offer instant win scratch card games online. These games are similar to real scratch-off games and can be played on a smartphone or from a computer. Most lottery sites have a “check my numbers” tool so players can see if they’ve won. New customers can use the code “ONLINE10” for 10 free games.
Other states offer in-house games, including the Oregon Lottery. The proceeds of the Oregon Lottery go to natural resources, education, and problem gambling treatment. The Oregon Lottery also offers several draw games.
Massachusetts has been in the process of legalizing online lottery sales. Currently, the lottery offers three multi-state games. The Massachusetts Lottery also features eight draw games.
Online players can check their results with a mobile app. They will also receive W2-G forms if they win over $600. These forms will automatically withhold the 24% federal tax from the winnings. If they win over $50,000, they will have to visit a lottery claim center to claim their winnings.
Most states require players to be at least 18 years old to play. However, underage gambling can lead to heavy fines and jail sentences.