Playing the lottery online is a relatively new option for players in the United States. A ruling on the Wire Act in 2011 opened the door to legal online lotteries, and today, tens of millions of Americans play every week.

Online lottery websites are divided into two types: those that host the game themselves and those that use a physical lottery provider to handle the betting. These sites can be very convenient and offer a wide range of games and services.

The best online lottery websites are easy to use and offer a variety of tools and tips that make playing easier and more fun. They also offer a variety of bonuses and promotions, as well as mobile apps that let you buy tickets whenever and wherever you like.

How to play the lottery online

The first step in playing the lottery online is registering for an account at one of the top websites. You will need to provide details such as your name, date of birth, and address. Once your account is verified, you can start buying and claiming prizes.

How to pick a winning number

The process of choosing numbers for a lottery ticket is the same whether you play online or in person. Often, websites will have pre-selected numbers for you, but you can also choose your own numbers.

How to claim a prize

When you win a lottery prize, many sites will automatically credit the amount to your account or send you an email. However, if your prize is more than $600 or $1 million, you will have to mail in a claims form.