Online lottery is a growing trend in which state lotteries sell tickets via the internet. These games are similar to traditional scratch-offs, but have larger top prizes, such as a million dollars or more. Currently, 44 states and the District of Columbia offer online lottery games. Some even allow players to purchase a subscription, which automatically buys tickets on a recurring basis.
Online lotteries are also a popular choice for people who live in rural areas and cannot make it to a physical retailer during regular business hours. This option allows them to play the lottery without needing to travel and can be a great convenience. In addition, online lottery sites often have better odds of winning than traditional retailers.
While most states offer a variety of online games, many have a limited selection of instant-win games. These games are usually marketed as “e-Instants” and are based on existing lotteries. New Hampshire, for example, has an e-Instant game called Diamond Payout that has a top prize of $250,000, while Georgia’s game, Double Bubbles, features a top prize of $100,000.
Another popular online lottery is Lottery Picker, an application that lets you choose numbers for multiple lotteries at once. It’s easy to use and doesn’t require any additional hardware, so you can choose numbers on the go. It also offers a complete drawing history and lets you print the results directly on your ticket slips. If you’re not sure which numbers to choose, the program will help you find the most likely combinations based on your preferences.