The history of online lottery gambling in the United States is new and evolving. While the Wire Act prohibits the sale of lottery tickets to individuals outside their state, the Department of Justice recently updated the opinion to allow online lottery sites to operate within the state. The ruling deemed cross-state lottery communications and the sale of lottery tickets for national draws illegal. This ruling was challenged and today, it is all but overturned. To play the lottery, players must be at least 18 years old.
US Powerball: Currently offered in 21 states, the US Powerball offers a minimum $40 million payout. Its drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. In 2016, US Powerball won the largest lottery jackpot ever – $1.586 billion – splitting the prize among three winners. Mega Millions: The Mega Millions lottery draws are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays in 44 states plus the District of Columbia. Each drawing carries a minimum prize of $40 million.
Subscription: You can purchase a subscription to an online lottery service, which will automatically purchase tickets for you. Subscriptions are available for weeks, months, or even a year. Subscriptions let you choose your numbers ahead of time, and the site will check them on a regular basis to see if they’ve won. If you win, you’ll be mailed a check, and if you’ve won, you’ll get a tax refund.