Most states have passed laws that allow online lottery games. This is usually done by amending existing lottery laws to include “sales over the Internet” or a similar phrase to avoid the possibility of a future administration challenging the legality of online games. Despite the lack of federal protection, Washington D.C. and Rhode Island have gotten around the legislative process and simply opted to add online products to their existing lottery laws. That leaves five states without an online lottery.
Pennsylvania’s iLottery system
The former Governor Rendell is credited with increasing ticket sales and access to retail outlets, resulting in more than $3 billion in lottery ticket sales in 2016. This increased revenue allowed the state to improve services for older residents by cutting costs, increasing efficiencies, and updating the business model. As a result, the lottery is available at more than 9,100 locations in Pennsylvania. The new system will allow residents to purchase tickets online and at more retail outlets.
Illinois’ online lottery
Illinois’ online lottery platform allows players to purchase tickets for six different lottery draw games. The online platform includes tickets purchased online or at retail stores. The process is simple and intuitive. Before you can purchase tickets, you must register. To join, you must be 18 years or older. You will need to provide basic information, such as your name and contact information. You will then receive a welcome email with the details you need. If you have any questions, you can contact the lottery’s customer service representatives.
Michigan’s online lottery
In a bid to boost online registrations, the Michigan Lottery is handing over its affiliate program to income access, an online gaming affiliate. The lottery launched online in 2014, and since then has ranked first among four states with online lotteries. The company offers a 50 percent first-time deposit bonus, and the state hopes this will boost overall online registrations. Income access has already made its mark in Michigan’s lottery industry, with its 50 percent first-time deposit bonus, which can be up to $100.
Virginia’s online lottery
If you’re a Virginian and interested in playing online lottery games, the Virginia Lottery’s Bank A Million game has a few different options for you to choose from. You can choose six numbers from one to 40, and the Bonus Ball is not chosen by the player, but is drawn each draw. Depending on the amount you wager, you can choose from a range of prizes, including laptops, concert tickets, and vacation packages.
Florida’s online lottery
There are several ways to play Florida’s online lottery, but Cash Pop is one of the most popular games available. This multi-state lottery is played every night and has the highest jackpot in the world, $33 million! Maureen Smith and David Kaltschmidt won this jackpot, but plenty of Floridians keep buying tickets anyway. All you have to do is match five white balls with one red Powerball to win.