During the last few years, the online lottery market has experienced rapid growth. It is a highly competitive market, owing to the existence of a lot of local players as well as international players. It has been segmented into geographical, end user and type categories.
The online lottery system is relatively young in the United States. The first state to offer an online lottery was Illinois, which launched the online lottery in 2010. However, the legal interpretation of the Wire Act prompted states to shy away from offering this service. It was eventually clarified by the Department of Justice, which opened the door for state lottery providers to offer ticket sales online.
The most common form of playing an online lottery is on a desktop. This reduces distractions and allows players to focus on the game. Most online lottery sites have interfaces designed for use on a desktop, although they can also be accessed from a mobile device.
A few of the online lotteries are now expanding their service offerings to include Instant Games. These are casino-like games that can be played on the web or a mobile app.
For example, the Michigan Lottery offers its players nearly 100 different Instant Win games. The site allows bettors to play these games twenty-four hours a day.
Some of the lottery games available are: Powerball, Mega Millions, Keno, Fantasy 5, and Lotto 47. For some of these games, the price for a single ticket is as little as $0.10, while the prize can range from $1 to $20.