Online Lottery Ticket Sales

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Almost every US state has a state lottery. The profits are usually used to fund public services. These include schools, public safety, health care, and senior care. Some states also use lottery proceeds to fund problem gambling treatment and prevention programs.

Some states are now starting to offer online lottery ticket sales. These sales are authorized by state law when handled by an official vendor. The website will automatically withhold a state tax from your winnings. If you win, you may need to fill out a claim form and submit identification documents to your local lottery claim center.

The online lottery sales process is secure, since the purchases are handled within state lines. When your prize exceeds $600, the online lotto site will send you a W2-G form. If you win a larger jackpot, you may need to file an IRS form.

Online lotto sites offer a variety of games, including instant win games, which are similar to scratch-off games. These games are available on the web and mobile apps. Some online lottery sites offer a $500 sign-up bonus. They also offer a quick pick tool and an inside track on lottery results.

Currently, only six states in the US allow online lottery ticket sales. However, this number is expected to increase. In addition, several more states are attempting to legalize online lottery ticket sales.

Currently, the states offering online lottery ticket sales are Georgia, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Washington DC. These states are all part of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), which governs multi-state lotteries across the US.