Whether it’s Powerball or Mega Millions, the United States has a vast variety of lottery games. With 45 states currently operating lotteries and the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico set to join the fold by 2021, there are plenty of ways to win big. There are also online lotteries, and in some cases, you can even play multi-state games online.
The biggest national lottery is Powerball. The jackpot for this game is $2 million and the odds of winning are 1 in 13,983,816. There are other multi-state lottery games available, including Mega Millions, Mega Cash, and the California Lottery. Each state offers a selection of draw games and instant win games.
The New Hampshire Lottery, founded in 1964, features Powerball and Mega Millions as well as a variety of local draw games. The Oregon Lottery, established in 1984, offers a range of local and multi-state games. Profits from the lottery are used to support natural resources, state parks, and environmental conservation.
The Virginia Lottery is run by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the proceeds from the game go to public school construction and renovations. The Iowa Lottery, also part of the Multi-State Lottery Association, offers a selection of local and draw games. Players can purchase tickets online or use the Jackpocket app to enter in the multi-state drawings. Those who win larger amounts may have to visit a lottery claim center to pick up their prize.
The Delaware Lottery is operated by the State of Delaware and offers eight draw games. There are a couple of multi-state games available as well, including the Pick 3 and the Lotto America. In addition, there are several in-house games that players can choose from.
The Oklahoma Lottery, which launched in 2005, offers four draw games. In addition, the state offers three multi-state games, including the Pick 3 and the Mega Millions. The Michigan lottery, which launched in 1998, also offers four draw games. There are also some in-house games that players can play, and players can purchase tickets online.
The New Jersey Lottery is a state-run lottery that features seven draw games. The Pennsylvania Lottery is also a state-run lottery. It’s also the first to offer an online lottery, and in the first year of its launch it reported $4 billion in total game sales. The Ohio Lottery is another multi-state lottery that is available online.
The Connecticut Lottery is the oldest lottery organization in the US. There are several local games to choose from, and the Connecticut Lottery also has a number of draw and multi-state games for those who don’t live in the state.
The Nevada Lottery, operated by the Lottery Commission of Nevada, is the largest multi-state lottery in the United States. In addition, the West Virginia Lottery offers a number of in-house games and keno draws. Those who wish to play online can participate in the Ohio, Virginia, and Massachusetts lotteries.
The Maryland Lottery, which is a part of the Multi-State Lottery Consortium, features the Mega Millions and Lotto America as well as a number of in-house games.