Despite the presence of several states that have legalized online lotteries, the US online lottery system is still relatively young. However, the recent development of this market has led to a number of key players focusing on expansion of their gaming portfolios and optimizing their offerings. They are also investing in user-friendly online games and strategic partnerships.
The first state to offer an online lottery was Illinois. It started selling lottery tickets online in 2014. Since then, it has expanded its service offering to include e-Instant games. These casino-style games are available on the web and mobile apps.
A number of states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, are in the process of launching their own online lotteries. Other states, such as Rhode Island, are also considering expanding their online lottery offerings.
Unlike traditional lotteries, most online lottery websites do not sell tickets. Instead, they provide a connection to lottery agents in their state. These lottery agents purchase tickets on behalf of other players. The tickets are then couriered to the winner’s home. These official state-sponsored websites charge the same amount for tickets online as they do in the real world.
There are currently six states that offer online lotteries. In January of 2021, the District of Columbia will launch its own online lottery. There are also seven other jurisdictions that allow online lottery ticket sales.
The odds of winning any prize are around 1 in 24. The odds of winning the jackpot on Powerball are around 1 in 69. The draw is at 10:59pm ET on Mondays and Wednesdays.