Many states, including the U.S., have made online lottery distribution legal, and six states do so, with official lottery websites. These sites offer the same lottery games as land-based distribution points, and the process for buying tickets online is not standardized. Each official lottery distributor is free to do business the way it sees fit. But here are a few advantages of buying lottery tickets online:
Online sales of lottery tickets is one of the newest innovations in the lottery industry. Online purchases have made it easier than ever for players to purchase tickets. Players can purchase individual tickets for lottery games such as Lotto, Powerball, and Mega Millions, or subscribe to one of their state-run websites. In addition, some state lotteries also sell instant-win scratch cards online. Recently, Connecticut lottery gained authority to sell tickets online after renegotiating gaming compacts with the Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes.