Can You Buy Lottery Tickets Online?
Recently updated on December 4th, 2020
Yes, you can be able to buy lottery tickets online. However, not all states allow for the purchase of lottery tickets online. This means that you will have to check with your national lottery website to determine if they will allow you to buy tickets online.
You can be able to buy tickets for Powerball and Mega Millions online. You need to know the legal avenues where they sell the tickets.
States that Allow Lottery Tickets Sales Online
As we have mentioned, not all state allows for online lottery sales. Here is a list of states that allow their residents to buy tickets online:
- New Hampshire
There are many restrictions on buying tickets online, such as only residents of the state are allowed to buy the tickets. Unlike when you physically buy the ticket, you can be from any state in the US.
States that don’t allow online lottery ticket sales are reluctant because of the risks of fraud and other problems. Other worries include not being sure that people being sold the tickets are of legal age to buy them.
Other states have also considered the loss of sales tax when people buy tickets at retailers, gas stations, and convenience stores.
Be Safe Buying Tickets Online
Like any transaction that you do on the internet, you need to do due diligence to make sure you make safe purchases. Since many states don’t offer to buy tickets online, you will have to look out for websites that offer you to buy tickets. Some of the websites offer you to bet on the lottery draw outcome and don’t sell tickets.
For your safety and peace of mind, rather visit the state lottery website and get more information about their lottery tickets’ sales. They should have a list of the options available to buy tickets, including retailers, online, or an app.
If you choose to buy tickets from another website that is not the national or state lottery website, be sure to do your research about it.