What You Should Know About Online Lottery
Whether you’re looking to play the lottery, or want to learn about a new and exciting way to increase your chances of winning, an online lottery can be the solution. But there are a few things you should know about online lotteries before you sign up.
Online lotteries have grown rapidly. They provide players with access to a wider selection of games, as well as convenience. And with rapid connectivity, the online market is expected to expand even further.
The first state to offer an online lottery was Illinois. However, this was only for daily lottery games. Now, there are ten US states that offer legal online lottery games.
Those states include Delaware, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Several more states are attempting to authorize online lotteries. Hopefully, more will follow in the future.
Although it is legal to buy lottery tickets online in the United States, the law is not clear. Until recently, the Wire Act was interpreted to prohibit online ticket sales. Luckily, the Department of Justice (DOJ) revised its opinion in 2018, allowing state lotteries to legally operate online.
While there are still many hurdles to overcome, the future looks bright. According to Edwin McGuinn, the chief executive officer of eLottery of Stamford, Conn., online lottery sales could boost revenue by 15 percent in the next five years.