Across the US, a number of states offer lottery games. These include in-house games and draw games as well as instant win games. There are also some multi-state lotteries, which are spread across several states. These lotteries share pools to increase ticket sales. However, the odds of winning vary between different lotteries.
The first US state to offer a lottery was New Hampshire in 1964. Since then, a number of other states have followed suit. However, the number of states offering online lottery sales is still small. In fact, only six states currently allow online lottery sales. While the legality of online lottery sales is not yet regulated, several more states are expected to allow online lottery sales in the near future.
The first US state to offer online lottery sales was Illinois in March 2012. Today, the state lottery features a diverse package of local games as well as an exclusive draw game. There are also several instant win games offered on the website. These games are similar to scratch-off tickets that can be purchased at gas stations.
The Colorado lottery was established in 1983, and offers several multi-state draw games. Its jackpots are the biggest in the country. The proceeds go to a number of different causes, including open space conservation, wildlife habitats, parks, tourism, and state education programs. The lottery also offers Mega Millions, which frequently awards large jackpots. Mega Millions tickets can be purchased in sets of up to 100. The game requires players to select five numbers from 70. It is the largest multi-state lottery in the United States.
The Virginia Lottery is another state that offers online lottery games. Players can participate in several draw games as well as three multi-state games. The lottery’s profits are used to help public schools, public school construction, and public school renovation. The proceeds also go to the state’s general fund, which pays for a number of services.
The Rhode Island lottery was established in 1974. The lottery’s profits go to public schools, transportation services, and low-cost prescription programs. It also has an online keno game. In addition, the lottery has a collection of Jungle Tumble Jackpots.
The Michigan lottery has eight in-house games as well as three multi-state draw games. Tickets cost between $0.10 and $20. Players can purchase tickets online and play games 24 hours a day. The website also offers a large selection of instant win games, which are similar to scratch-off tickets. There are nearly 100 different instant win games offered on the website.
The Ohio lottery offers eight draw games and numerous instant games. It is also part of the Multi-State Lottery Association, which provides a range of draw games and instant win games to players throughout the United States.
The Connecticut Lottery is one of the oldest lottery organizations in the United States. The profits go to a number of different causes, but the majority of them go to public schools. The lottery also donates money to low-cost prescription programs, senior care services, and environmental programs.