Currently, there are 45 states that operate lotteries in the United States, including the Virgin Islands. In 2021, the United States will include Puerto Rico in its lottery network.
The first US state to introduce a lottery was New Hampshire in 1964. In the past few years, a number of other states have legalized online lottery sales. Some states have already begun offering Instant Games and e-Instant games on their websites. These games allow players to wager and play from a computer or smartphone.
The largest national lottery in the United States is the MegaMillions. It features common numbers and has odds of winning a top prize of $100,000. Another game is Powerball, which offers odds of winning a top prize of up to $292,201,338, the largest jackpot in the United States.
The New Hampshire lottery began operations in 1964, and players have the chance to win the Mega Millions jackpot and several local draw games. They can also play the Powerball, which has an additional pool of numbers. The Megabucks Plus game is also available in Delaware.
The Maryland lottery has a variety of draw games. They include scratch-offs and keno, and players can also play a number of multi-state draw games.
The Virginia lottery also offers several draw games and Instant Games. Players can also play a number of multi-state games on their website. They can also participate in online keno and scratch-off games.
The Maine lottery is part of the Multi-State Lottery Association, which offers a number of draw games for players. The proceeds from the lottery go to the general fund, education, and public health.