Online Lottery Subscriptions
A handful of states offer lottery subscriptions that you can use to purchase tickets automatically on a recurring basis. Visit your state’s official lottery website and look around for a “subscriptions” link somewhere. There, you can purchase subscriptions for weeks, months or a year at a time.
States that allow you to buy and/or manage subscriptions online include:
- Maryland (subscriptions managed online, but must send your subscription request via mail)
- New York
An online lottery subscription in most states will allow you to register, pay for subscriptions, check winning numbers, see past results, extend your subscription and more all from the comfort of home. An online lottery subscription is almost as convenient as individual ticket sales over the internet. The only real difference is that online subscriptions require you to purchase entries into at least a few drawings at a time.
Multi-state lotteries are the result of state teamwork. Instead of limiting ticket sales in one state, multi-state lotteries sell tickets in multiple states. With bigger ticket sales come bigger jackpots. Bigger jackpots lead to more ticket sales, which in turn lead to bigger jackpots. It’s a powerful cycle that works to generate enormous jackpots.
Whenever you hear about those massive hundred-million-dollar jackpots on the news, you’re hearing about multi-state lotteries. Powerball and Mega Millions are the two largest and most well-known lotteries of this type.
These lotteries are governed by the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL). 33 states participate in the MUSL and share their pools to increase ticket sales and jackpots. Some of the lotteries within the MUSL are spread across all 33 states while others are limited to only a few states. Some of these lotteries even extend beyond the MUSL member states.
For example, Mega Millions is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. It is no surprise then that Mega Millions is one of the largest. Powerball is also offered in those same areas. In those lotteries, the jackpots routinely reach more than a hundred million dollars. In more recent years, Powerball jackpots have reached as high as $1.6 billion.
Read more about the biggest multi-state lotteries here:
- How to Play Powerball Online
- How to Play Mega Millions Online
How to Buy Lottery Tickets Online
Increasing numbers of states are moving to online sales of lottery tickets. It was long believed that the Federal Wire Act made it illegal to sell lottery tickets online, but as states come under increasing financial stress despite ever-increasing taxes, lawmakers are under tremendous pressure to raise revenue without raising taxes.
Then in late 2011, the Justice Department clarified its stance on the Wire Act. In December of that year, the Justice Department announced that it believed the Wire Act applies only to sports betting. This opened the door for state-by-state sales of online lotto tickets.
Only a few states have actually made the transition, but interest is growing. A few states already sell online lottery tickets and a few more states are looking into the idea. The train of thought goes something like this:
“If we allow online lottery ticket sales, more people will buy tickets. This will lead to increased revenue to the state without raising taxes.”
And so far, it appears that line of thought has been right on the money. Illinois was the first state to sell lottery tickets online and reported online sales of $425,000 in the first week alone.
Note: Customers must be located within state lines to buy tickets or play games online through that state’s online lottery system.
In some cases, you must also be a resident of that state. This means users located in Colorado, for example, are not eligible to play instant win games offered by the Georgia Lottery or buy subscriptions online from the Virginia lottery.
Authorized online lottery websites make use of geolocation technology to ensure every customer attempting to make a purchase is located within state lines. Attempts to purchase tickets from out of state will be detected and automatically blocked.
California (CA) lottery results, by Lottery Post
These are the latest lottery results, jackpots, and prize payouts for California (CA). Lottery Post has the #1 fastest and most accurate online lottery results on the Internet for the United States (all states in the USA), Canada, United Kingdom (UK), Germany, Ireland, Italy, and around the world.
You can obtain more detailed information about any game simply by clicking on the game name, and choosing the feature you want from the popup menu that appears.
At Lottery Post’s lottery results pages, you can get the latest winning lotto numbers, game information, current jackpot prize amount, statistics including hot/cold/overdue numbers, search past drawings, payouts, frequency chart, lotto wheels, lottery predictions, and odds of winning.
The lottery games offered by California (CA) include: Daily 3 (3-digit numbers game), Daily 4 (4-digit numbers game), Fantasy 5 (5/39 game), SuperLotto Plus (5/47 + 1/27 game), Powerball (5/69 + 1/26 game), Mega Millions (5/70 + 1/25 game), Daily Derby (Non-traditional game).