Several states are working to legalize online lotteries. The state of New Jersey is currently in the process of legalizing online lottery ticket sales. Other states in the Northeast are also considering legalizing online lottery ticket sales. There are a few states that have already authorized online lottery ticket sales, including Illinois and Pennsylvania.
Illinois started the first online lottery ticket sales in March 2012. The Illinois lottery website later added Daily Lottery Games and Instant Games. In December 2012, Illinois expanded its services to include online Powerball lottery tickets. New customers can sign up for a subscription and receive ten free games. In order to play, players must be at least 18 years old.
New Hampshire lottery began operations in 1964, and features a variety of draw games. The lottery is a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association. In addition to multi-state games, players can also play local draw games. The lottery proceeds are used to fund public school construction, public school renovations, and other education-related programs. New Hampshire lottery also offers e-Instant games, which can be played on your smartphone.
New Jersey lottery offers seven draw games, including Mega Millions. The lottery has two multi-state draw games, referred to as Powerball and Cash4Life. The lottery proceeds are distributed to state agencies, such as public employee pension systems, the public school aid fund, and the state general fund. In fiscal year 2020, players won $822 million in prize money.
Pennsylvania lottery launched an online subscription system in October 2017. Online subscriptions are almost as convenient as buying individual tickets. Subscribers are able to view past results and pay for their subscription online. Players are also able to check their winning numbers and see when they’re drawn. Players can also check their subscription status, which is helpful if they’re worried that they may be losing money.
The state of North Dakota has an online lottery. The lottery launched in 2004, and offers a variety of multi-state games and a Lucky for Life draw game. Players can purchase tickets online or purchase a Lucky for Life lottery ticket at a lottery retail location. The lottery’s prize fund is set in advance, so players have a chance of winning. The state lottery sends a check if a prize is less than $600. If the prize is more than that, the lottery may require a claim form and/or certified mail service. The state lottery also has a retail location where prizes can be cashed.
The state of Iowa offers Lotto America, a multi-state game, and Mega Millions. The lottery proceeds go to state general funds, and also to state parks, natural resources, and other state-wide causes. In addition to multi-state games, the lottery also offers three local draw games for Iowa residents.
The state of Minnesota has several games available. Residents of the state can play four local draw games, as well as keno and two multi-state draw games. In addition, the lottery participates in the Powerball and Mega Millions games. The lottery also has a scholarship program, which is funded by lottery proceeds.