How to Play the Lottery Online


The first recorded lotteries offered tickets with money prizes. During the Renaissance, low-country towns held public lotteries in order to raise money for state projects and poor people. Some records say the first lotteries were as early as the 14th century. In L’Ecluse, a record dated 9 May 1445 mentions a lottery of 4,304 tickets and a prize of eight florins, roughly the equivalent of US$170,000 in 2014.

MegaMillions is a lottery almost identical to the Power Ball. Players choose five regular numbers and a bonus number from a list of 70 or 69. For MegaMillions, you can add a multiplier of up to 5x to your prize if you are willing to purchase additional numbers. MegaMillions is available in every state that sells tickets online. Lucky For Life is a more recent interstate lottery that started in Connecticut in 2009 and is now played in twenty-five states plus DC.

Besides Power Ball, MegaMillions is the second most popular national interstate lottery, and it began four years after Power Ball. MegaMillions is offered in 45 states, Washington DC, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. MegaMillions’ largest jackpot was $1.537 billion in March 2016, and there have been two billion-dollar jackpots. Whether you play Powerball, MegaMillions, or both, you will find a lottery game for you.