Across the US, there are 45 state-operated lotteries that offer lottery games. When the US Virgin Islands and Washington DC run lotteries in 2021, there will be 46 lotteries operating. Some states offer online games, but others do not. In the meantime, here is a look at the different lottery games offered in each state.
When you purchase a lottery ticket, your winnings can be deposited in your bank account, or you can claim your prize at a local retail location. If you win a large prize, you may need to fill out a claim form or provide identification documents. Some states also require that you attend a local lottery claim center. In addition, you may be required to fill out an IRS form.
In addition to lottery games, some states also offer games that allow you to win money by simply purchasing a ticket. These games include lottery scratch-off games, instant win games, and virtual sports games. Some states also offer apps that allow you to play online. The lottery system in the US has evolved greatly over the years.
The first US state to offer a lottery was New Hampshire in 1964. In addition to a state-wide lottery, New Hampshire also offers several draw games. These include Powerball, Mega Millions, and Lucky for Life.
The Kansas Lottery started operations in 1987. Proceeds go to the state’s Gaming Revenue Fund. Idaho Lottery began in 1989, and is part of the Multi-State Lottery Association. New Mexico Lottery offers instant win games, scratchers, and drawing games. Idaho also offers four multi-state draw games.
California State Lottery was established in 1984. It is the charter member of the Multi-State Lottery Assocation. It offers a wide variety of draw games, multi-state games, and in-house games. It also offers several multi-state draw games, including Mega Millions. Depending on the game, you can win anywhere from $10,000 to $200,000. Some of the state-specific games include Lotto 47 and Fantasy Five. In addition, the state offers several instant games, including Lotto Plus, Quick Pick, and Hot Pick.
North Carolina started its lottery system in 2005. It has contributed more than $5.5 billion to educational programs. The state also offers online play, allowing residents to purchase tickets and view winning numbers. In January 2021, the state launched iLottery.
Pennsylvania is the oldest state-operated lottery system in the U.S. The state uses geolocation technology to determine your location. The state also offers online poker and online gambling. Pennsylvania natives are eligible to receive money to buy lottery tickets online when they sign up. However, the lottery does not offer MegaMillions online.
North Dakota began operations in 2004, and offers several draw games, including Powerball, Mega Millions, and Lucky For Life. The lottery also offers multi-state games, including Lotto America, Lotto, and Lotto Plus. The lottery also features in-house games, including Lucky Numbers, Keno, and Lottery Wheel.
The Kentucky Lottery is another state-operated lottery, and it offers several draw games and instant win games. The lottery is part of the Multi-State Lottery System Association. Profits are used to fund education programs, public employee pension systems, and senior care services.