Currently, there are 45 states operating lotteries in the US. When 2021 comes, Puerto Rico and Washington DC will also be running lotteries. A few states have already authorized online lottery sales, but many more are likely to do so in the future.
Lottery tickets are available at local stores and gaming establishments. Tickets are also available for purchase through the official state-sponsored websites. Purchasing a ticket online is convenient and allows players to enter the draw from home. Some states also allow online entry into multi-state drawings.
Most state lotteries offer an assortment of drawing games. For example, the New Hampshire Lottery offers a range of local and draw games. These games include Mega Millions, Powerball, and Cash4Life. The Virginia Lottery features several draw games, including scratch-offs and keno. In addition, residents of Vermont, Iowa, and Nebraska can participate in a variety of multi-state draw games.
The Connecticut Lottery has been in operation for over 50 years. Proceeds from the lottery go to the state’s general fund, education, and retired employee benefits. The lottery is also known for its Mega Millions, which is the largest national lottery in the U.S. It has a jackpot of over $1 billion.
Oregon Lottery profits go to state causes, such as problem gambling treatment, natural resources, and state parks. The state also has an online sports betting program. It was the first state in the nation to offer such a service. In 2002, voters approved the lottery, which has a wide variety of draw games and offers prizes ranging from one to two million dollars.
Colorado Lottery was established in 1983. The lottery has several multi-state draw games, including Mega Millions, which has odds of 1 in 302,575,350. In addition, the lottery has an additional pool of numbers. Buying more tickets increases your chance of winning.
The Idaho Lottery was established in 1989 and is part of the Multi-State Lottery Association. The lottery has several in-house draw games and four multi-state draw games. Among the draw games are Lucky for Life, Powerball, and 2by2. The Montana Lottery has several draw games and in-house games. The lottery has a variety of games, including Keno, Instant Win, and Mega Millions. The lottery has a jackpot of up to $1 million and has been known to award multi-million dollar jackpots.
The Missouri Lottery began in 1986. The state has eight draw games, including a variety of local and regional draws. In addition, the lottery has an assortment of games, including Keno, Lotto America, and Jungle Tumble. In addition to the state’s drawing games, the lottery also offers virtual sports.
The North Carolina Lottery has three multi-state draw games and an in-house draw game. The proceeds from the lottery go to the state’s education fund, gambling treatment programs, and general fund. In addition, the lottery has donated more than $5.5 billion to educational programs.
The New Jersey Lottery has seven drawing games. The proceeds from the lottery go to the public employee pension systems, college tuition, public school construction, and other general fund services. In addition, the lottery has an assortment if local and in-house games.