Online lotteries are becoming more and more popular. These games can help you win huge amounts of money. But there are a few things you need to know before you begin. You also need to understand the laws governing these online lottery tickets.
Depending on your state, you may need to provide proof of age to play. Some states also require you to register with the lottery in person. There are no federal rules against online lottery games, but there are certain restrictions.
Currently, the US has seven jurisdictions that offer online lottery services. The first jurisdiction to offer an online lottery was New Hampshire, in 1964.
However, other jurisdictions have not yet started offering these services. The largest national lottery is Powerball, which is available in 45 states. Its draws are held on Monday and Wednesday at 10:59pm ET. Ticket prices start at $0.10 and range up to $20 for some games.
While Powerball is the most popular multi-state lottery in the US, MegaMillions is also a big draw. Players can buy one to 100 tickets at a time.
Although some states do not offer online lotto, you can still purchase tickets. You can check your numbers using the website, or use the mobile app.
If you win, your winnings will be taxable. Online lotto sites will withhold 24% of your winnings, and send you a W2-G form if you win over $500. To claim your prize, you will need to visit a local lottery claim center or bring your claim form and identification documents.