Online Lottery is a way for people to play the official lottery games that are sold in the United States. These games are usually played by clicking a link or a button that says Play Now or Subscribe Now. Once you’ve clicked the link, you’ll be directed to the lottery website, where you’ll see all of the available games and how much they cost. Then, you’ll choose the numbers that you want to play with. Some websites offer a different way to play, but most of them have the same features.
While online lottery games aren’t as complex as their brick-and-mortar counterparts, they still present some complexities that you should be aware of before you start playing. First, you’ll need to sign up for an account at the lottery site. You’ll typically be asked for your name and email address, but some sites allow you to skip this step and get started playing right away.
Once you’ve signed up for an account, you can start playing! Depending on the game you’re playing, you can choose your numbers manually or automatically (via Quick Pick options). You can also opt for a subscription and have the lottery site purchase tickets for you on a recurring basis.
The Illinois Lottery has been offering lottery games online since 2012. You can play Powerball and Mega Millions, or smaller pick games like Pick-3 and Pick-4. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sale goes towards supporting state programs, organizations, and charities.