Lottery online is a new way to play games of chance. Instead of purchasing entries to government-run lottery games at local gas stations and convenience stores, you can now buy tickets at specialized sites that offer a much wider selection of national and international lotteries. These sites are not official lottery operators, but rather private businesses that act as middlemen between you and the actual games.

In order to purchase tickets on these sites, you simply need to register and provide your name, address, phone number, and other personal information. Once you’ve done that, you can choose your numbers and enter the draw. Once you’ve purchased a ticket, the site will notify you of your results and any winnings.

The best online lottery websites are reputable and backed by state regulations. They’re usually cheaper than traditional lottery agents and have security measures in place to protect your daily transactions from malicious prying eyes. The site should also have SSL encryption and other trust symbols to prove its legitimacy.

In addition to buying lottery tickets online, you can also create and save ePlayslips for your favorite Draw Games, Xpress Sports, Scratch-Offs, and Second-Chance drawings. You can also view Prizes Remaining and Game Details. If you’re not a Pennsylvania resident, you can even use your mobile device to scan non-winning Lottery tickets and enter Second Chance Drawings. Just remember that msg & data rates apply.