Whether you’re looking to play a local game or take part in a multi-state draw, there are several different options available. These include the state-based games offered by the Rhode Island Lottery, for example. They also offer online instant win games, as well as multiple multi-state draw games. There are more than forty lottery providers in the US. Some have monopolies, while others are unregulated.
The largest and most popular multi-state lotterie in the US is the Powerball. The jackpot starts at a modest $2, and grows to over $1 billion. There are also other multi-state games, such as Mega Millions. The first lottery in the US, the New Hampshire Lottery, began in 1964.
Other states that sell tickets to the public include Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Missouri. These states offer an assortment of games, including Powerball, Mega Millions, Keno, and several local games. The odds of winning vary by the amount you’re playing for, but most lotteries have a house edge. This means the chances of you winning are close to 50 percent.
In addition to the standard lotteries, some states also offer instant win scratch cards. These are similar to the real scratch-off games, but are played online. In order to play these, you’ll need to be able to enter your home address. Then, you can create groups and pool your money to buy tickets in bulk.
Some other multi-state lottery games, such as Lucky for Life and Cash4Life, are available on the Internet. The proceeds of these lotteries go to a variety of causes, such as education, tourism, and problem gambling treatment. In addition, the Virginia Lottery provides its players with a selection of draw games. You can also participate in a variety of other online games, such as instant win games, keno, and even virtual sports. The Idaho Lottery offers four in-house games and is a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association.
The Pennsylvania lottery includes a number of draw games, including Pick 3, Keno, and virtual sports. However, the state does not allow online ticket sales for the Powerball. In October 2017, the state legislature updated its gambling laws, allowing for the sale of online lottery tickets in Pennsylvania.
The Indiana lottery, or Hoosier Lottery, offers a number of local games, as well as several draw games and the option to enter for the Mega Millions jackpot. These tickets cost from $1 to $20. The prizes are based on how many people buy a ticket, with the top prize ranging from $10,000 to $200,000. The Illinois Lottery, a charter member of the Multi-State Lottery Alliance, offers four draw games, as well as a number of exclusive draw games.
The West Virginia Lottery offers a variety of in-house and draw games, including keno, scratch-offs, and a few multi-state draws. The proceeds of these lotteries are used to promote tourism, provide funding for public schools, and support law enforcement.
The Vermont Lottery, operated by the Vermont Lottery Commission, also offers a variety of in-house and multi-state draw games. Its profits are distributed between education, retirement, and general fund programs.