In the US, legal online lottery games are still relatively new, but several states have already embraced this technology. Most of these sites are run by private companies, and they offer entries to official government-run lotteries. In fact, most of these websites don’t even sell tickets themselves – they simply act as middlemen for national and international lotteries.
Most of these websites offer a variety of different online lottery games, and they may vary slightly in their features. In general, though, they all feature the same basic gameplay: players log in to a site, select their numbers or choose Quick Pick, and then wait for the results of the lottery drawing. Some websites also allow users to join syndicates, which are groups that buy tickets together and share the winnings.
Currently, 44 states and the District of Columbia have lotteries that can be played online. Many of these sites are run by private companies that serve as middlemen for the actual state-run lotteries. For example, Rhode Island’s iLottery offers a selection of instant-win games that look very similar to those found on Michigan’s e-Instant platform.