Whether you want to play the traditional lottery or one of the more recent online lotteries, the US has many options available. There are 45 states that currently operate lotteries, as well as Washington DC, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. In addition to these state lotteries, a few more states are attempting to legalize online lotteries.
The first US state to offer lottery tickets was New Hampshire, which began operations in 1964. In recent years, several other Northeastern states have embraced the legalization of online lottery. New Jersey is currently in the process of legalizing online lottery, and Rhode Island is planning to do so in the near future. When 2021 rolls around, Washington DC and the Virgin Islands will also be operating lotteries in the US.
In addition to the traditional lotteries, several states have also begun offering instant win games. These are similar to scratch card games, but allow players to win instantly by matching symbols with the numbers that are displayed. They can be played on desktop, tablet, or smartphone. The odds of winning a prize vary, but they are still significant. Several lotteries, including Mega Millions and Powerball, offer jackpots that can reach $1 billion.
While the MegaMillions jackpots are often the largest, there are several other jackpots that offer prizes that are significant, as well. For example, the Hoosier Lottery offers several local games that offer a prize of up to $1 million. The lottery also offers several games that have jackpots over $500,000.
The Michigan Lottery is the second state to introduce a full-featured online lottery. The site features nearly 100 different instant win games. Most games can be played for a small fee of $1 to $20. In 2016, the Michigan Lottery set a new record for online ticket sales, bringing in over $8 million a week. The site also provides bettors with access to games 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Connecticut Lottery is one of the oldest lottery organizations in the US. The lottery offers several draw games, including a multi-state game called Cash4Life. In addition to the traditional games, the lottery also offers several e-Instant games that allow players to win instantly on their smartphones. In addition, the lottery has several in-house games, including Powerball and Mega Millions.
The Massachusetts Lottery is in the process of legalizing online lottery, as well. In addition to the traditional games, the state lottery offers eight draw games, including a game called Lucky for Life. The profits from the lottery go to state cities and towns, the state’s school aid fund, and the general fund.
The Missouri Lottery began in 1986 and offers eight draw games. The lottery also offers several multi-state games, including Powerball, Mega Millions, and Lucky for Life. In addition to the traditional games, the Missouri Lottery also offers several in-house games. The lottery has a share of profits that go to the state’s school fund, open space conservation, and wildlife habitats.