The official lottery is a lottery approved by the state, and it offers a variety of different games. These include scratcher, keno and draw games. In some states, players can purchase tickets online as well. However, many people still prefer to play at the local retail store.

Some state lotteries offer multi-state drawings. For example, Texas offers the Texas Lottery, which allows users to play both in-state and nationwide games. Players can buy tickets online through the Texas Lottery App. This app lets users check their winning numbers, and scan their ticket to participate in second-chance draws.

Some states also offer online versions of scratcher and draw games. For instance, Colorado Lottery runs several multi-state games. It also offers Powerball and Mega Millions.

Many states have in-house lottery draws. The Kentucky Lottery is one of the largest lotteries in the United States, offering a variety of draw games. Also, New Hampshire offers a lot of draw games.

While Hawaii does not have an official lottery, Hawaiians can play the lottery in other states. They can also play a lottery abroad. If they choose to play an international lottery, they should look for promotions on the official lottery websites.

Another great way to take advantage of promotions is to visit the websites of states that offer legal online lotteries. You can find promotions and ticket sales in these sites.

Official lottery websites are generally the cheapest way to play. Usually, players must be residents of the state.