Whether you’re a New York resident or not, the state lottery has a lot to offer. You can play several games, including multi-state draws, local state games, and more. It’s also the largest lottery in the country. You can get the latest jackpot information and scan your tickets with the help of an app.
If you live in the state of New York, you’ll need to pay a state tax of 8.82 percent on all winnings. If you’re a New York City resident, you’ll need to pay an additional 3.876 percent on your winnings.
Online lotteries allow you to purchase tickets quickly and securely. Some websites also allow you to compare odds. You can use your computer, tablet, or smartphone to play. They may even allow you to withdraw the money to your bank account.
In the United States, 45 states operate lotteries. When 2021 rolls around, the Virgin Islands will join the ranks. Some states are also considering legalizing online lottery. A handful of Northeastern states are also pursuing online lottery laws.
In the US, all 13 first colonies utilized lotteries for income. Newspaper ads from the colonial era show that hundreds of lottery games existed in the 18th century. The first state to introduce a state lottery was New Hampshire. Its first year sales were $53.6 million.
Massachusetts is in the process of legalizing its online lottery. There are currently eight draw games and three multi-state games. You can also play scratch-offs and keno.