Northeastern States Expanding Online Lottery Sales
A number of Northeastern states are exploring online lottery sales. New Hampshire, for example, legalized the online lottery last summer and now offers e-Instant games that players can play on their desktop, tablet, or smartphone. Other states, like Massachusetts, are in the process of legalizing online lottery games.
Licensed online lottery sites operate under state gaming authorities, and are secure because they use reputable payment methods and SSL encryption software. While there are a number of scam lottery sites out there, legitimate lottery sites care about their customers and do their best to ensure a safe experience. However, there are a number of risks associated with playing online.
The growing use of high-speed internet and the increasing popularity of smartphones are creating a positive outlook for the online lottery market. Consumers are increasingly adopting online lottery methods as they provide convenience, mobile payments, and improved security. The use of digital and mobile payment options will likely continue to increase in the coming years, and the online lottery market will only continue to grow.
Currently, 44 states and the District of Columbia operate an online lottery. In addition, there are also many states that have physical lottery games, which require a physical lottery store to purchase tickets. While the majority of these games must be purchased in person, some have shifted to online sales for tickets and subscriptions.