Online Lottery is a popular way for players to participate in their state’s lottery games from anywhere they have Internet access. It’s also a great way for players to get involved in multi-state lotteries, where they can win big jackpots that can be shared with players from all over the country.

The best Online Lottery sites use a ticket messenger service to buy real tickets on your behalf. These agents are located in different countries and when you choose your numbers they go into a store and buy the ticket on your behalf. The ticket is then sent to you and scanned, so you can verify that it’s legitimate. If you win, the winnings are instantly paid and credited to your account. Larger winnings are covered by insurance policies that the online lottery site pays for.

In most states, online lottery games are offered through the state’s official website or a third-party app. They’re also available for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. But before you decide to play, check that the online lottery you’re choosing is licensed and regulated by your state’s gambling authority.

Another thing to keep in mind is that online lottery games can be addictive, so it’s important to set daily and weekly spending limits for yourself. Many online lotteries offer this feature, but it’s your responsibility to stick to them. If you can’t control yourself, it might be a good idea to stop playing altogether.