Lottery Online is a newer form of betting that allows players to bet on the results of lottery games from anywhere in the world. These games are accessed through websites which offer different betting options such as Lotto, Eurojackpot and even scratch-type games. These sites also offer several benefits like speed and convenience for the bettors. They also give players the chance to play from any computer system and mobile device.
While online lottery sales have a long way to go before they match the popularity of online casinos, they are gaining ground quickly. More and more states are allowing their residents to buy lottery tickets online. While some states have their own online lottery programs, others rely on third-party providers to sell the tickets. In either case, most of these websites offer the same type of services.
Until recently, the vast majority of US states did not allow online lottery sales. But the legal stance of the Department of Justice on the Wire Act changed that, opening the door for the states to move into this area. Illinois was the first state to do so, and it now offers a comprehensive online lottery program.
In Massachusetts, lawmakers have introduced two bills to bring the state’s lottery service online. During a legislative hearing this week, leaders from the New England Convenience Store and Energy Marketers Association and the Massachusetts Package Stores Association testified that online lottery sales would hurt their revenues and drive shoppers away from their stores.