Online lottery sites are a relatively new phenomenon. Unlike traditional lotteries, they allow you to play games of chance from the comfort of your home. While there are many benefits to playing the lottery online, there are also drawbacks. Before you invest in an online lottery ticket, make sure to read the terms of service and privacy policies.
A few states have embraced online lotteries, including Illinois and Pennsylvania. These state-run lotteries report a steady increase in ticket sales.
Another state that has been active in the industry is New Hampshire. The state won a recent federal court case, which favors the online lottery. Some states are considering expanding the reach of their online offerings.
Several more states are considering allowing online lottery ticket sales. This would help them to expand gaming, attract a new demographic and boost state revenue. However, many of these states are dealing with budget deficits.
In January 2021, the District of Columbia will launch its own online lotteries. It’s one of the latest examples of the expanding legal landscape.
Although online lotteries are still in their infancy, the trend is likely to continue. There are currently six states that offer online lottery games, and several more are in the works.
Most of these lotteries have rules and regulations, including age restrictions. You must be at least 18 to participate. Depending on the state, you may also need to be a native resident of the state.