Playing the lottery online is fast and convenient, and you can even play it on your smartphone. The top lottery websites have mobile apps that allow you to choose numbers and systems, and purchase tickets in a few minutes. These apps work on both iOS and Android devices. However, be aware that not all games are available on all platforms. You should check the website’s rules before playing. In general, winning the lottery involves matching randomly generated numbers with the winning ticket numbers.

It is important to note that online lottery sites often use geolocation to track where players live. Most websites and applications use this technology to identify players. This means that if you are playing in the US, you can play in a non-US lottery. In addition, online lottery sites are fully secure, so you don’t have to worry about your personal information being compromised.

As of late 2015, there are seven jurisdictions that sell lottery tickets online. Up until 2015, there were eight. One jurisdiction, Minnesota, has since terminated its online lottery program. However, after the Department of Justice clarified its position on the Wire Act, more states are beginning to offer online lottery tickets. Some states have their own lottery apps; others use third-party apps.

In January 2016, the Michigan Lottery started selling lottery tickets online. Their online sites offer the popular draw games such as Powerball, Mega Millions, Lotto 47, Fantasy 5, and more. According to Lottery Consultant Digital Gaming Group, online lottery sales increased by more than 50 percent since the beginning of 2016. During this time, the Michigan Lottery achieved record-breaking sales and a high number of ticket sales each week.