When playing lottery online, you will be able to play your favorite lottery game at any time of the day. You can even place a bet while you are sleeping, as long as you keep within your budget. The best part about this convenience is that you will never have to worry about stepping back to the store and checking results again, because you can do it all at your fingertips. This will save you a lot of time and money in the long run.

Moreover, you can choose your numbers on a virtual lottery ticket and pay for it online, which ensures permanent proof that the transaction took place. This will minimize the risk of someone else claiming your prize. You will also be notified after every draw or when you win a jackpot. This is a great way to avoid the hassle of losing your ticket or forgetting about it altogether.

Some lottery websites also offer a ‘bet on results’ option, whereby they don’t actually buy you a physical ticket, but just check the official lottery results and let you know whether you have won. This is often cheaper than buying a ticket in-store, but some players don’t like the idea of not having a real ticket.

Most online lottery sites accept multiple forms of payment, including major credit cards such as MasterCard and Visa, bank transfers, e-wallets like NETeller, PayPal, Sofort, Skrill, Bitcoins and mobile money services. In addition, most of them have a user profile system that establishes your identity before you play, so your tickets are tied to your name and won’t be stolen.