The internet has opened the doors for lottery games to become much more accessible. Previously, you would need to travel to buy tickets for your local lottery game, but now you can do this from the comfort of your home, work or even while watching a football match at your local pub. Some states have already launched their own lottery sites, while others have partnered with outside vendors to do so. The District of Columbia is the latest to do so, and it chose IWG for its new site, which features a variety of instant win games, including Doublin’ Doubloons and Prospector’s Jackpots.
To play lottery online, simply click on the state lottery website for your state and find the game you want to play. This can be a local state-level draw or a multi-state draw such as Mega Millions. Once you have found the game you wish to play, select your numbers or use the quick pick option and complete your purchase. All purchases are made securely and are authorised by the state when you use an official lottery vendor.
Make sure the site you choose is licensed by a recognised gaming authority like the Malta Gaming Authority, UK Gambling Commission, Curacao eGaming Authority or Kahnawake Gambling Control Commission. Check that the site has a secure connection and uses encryption software to keep your personal details safe. It is also worth checking whether the site offers a variety of deposit and withdrawal methods so you can save on transfer fees when making your purchases. You should also look for a site that offers free alerts if you are a winner.