Online Lottery is a relatively new form of gambling on the internet. It presents a few different challenges from its brick-and-mortar counterparts, but it also offers the opportunity for a much more expansive experience.
The first thing you need to do when playing an online lottery is to sign up for an account. This is usually free but may vary between sites. Once you have an account, you can choose the game you want to play and then select your numbers. You can purchase a single ticket or opt for a subscription if you would like to buy tickets in bulk. Most sites will have quick how-to’s or tutorials for the various games they offer, so it is a good idea to check those out before you start playing.
When you win, most sites will notify you immediately via email or SMS. You can then decide how you want to receive your winnings, which again varies between sites. Some will allow you to withdraw your funds directly from your account, while others require that you visit a physical location to collect your prize.
Many people are worried that online lottery will cannibalize traditional sales, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. Pennsylvania, for example, saw traditional game sales rise after launching PA iLottery in 2018, and growth has continued every year since then.