Online Lottery is a game in which players buy entries for national and international lottery games from their computer or mobile device. They also pay for a subscription service that will automatically purchase tickets on their behalf. Some of these services charge extra fees on top of the actual ticket price which drives up the cost of playing. Ideally you want as much of your playing budget as possible to be spent on purchasing entries and not paying admin fees.
The majority of US states now allow you to play lottery games online through their official state lotteries or a legal third-party application such as Jackpocket. Most of these apps offer the same official games as in-person retailers and a portion of their revenue is often directed to state programs and charities.
Many people are concerned that buying lottery tickets online isn’t secure enough, but in reality most states’ websites are very well regulated by their respective gaming commissions and use geolocation technology to verify that you are a native resident of the state in which you live. In addition, most of these sites have multiple security measures in place such as SSL encryption to keep your private information safe from prying eyes.
While some players prefer to use their smartphone or tablet to play the lottery, it’s generally best to go with a desktop. This will give you a more immersive playing experience and you’ll be less likely to get distracted. In addition, most lottery websites are designed for desktops and will work well on them.