If you are a lottery fan from the Lone Star State, you might be interested in finding out whether the Texas Lottery is going online. We are not talking about the official Texas Lottery website, and it’s pretty much existent. We are talking about online lottery games.
Right now, Texas players can only buy lottery tickets at various retail locations in the state. An online lottery, nor Texas online casinos are still not options. Here’s what we know about its possible introduction.
It seems that like Texas online sports betting, online lottery won’t be coming to Texas any time soon. The legislation to regulate sports betting both online and offline in Texas is in the works. However, there are no indications that this will happen in the next couple of months. The earliest Texan can hope for is some time in 2021.
Unfortunately, there are no indications that players will be able to take part in online Texas Lottery games. We are optimistic that once Texas welcomes online sportsbooks, this could potentially open the door to the online lottery at some point in the future.
In the majority of other states in which online lottery is available, players can also participate in online sports and casino betting. However, this is not the case everywhere. For example, Georgia allows online lottery but considers online sportsbooks and casinos illegal. New Jersey, on the other hand, had regulated everything but the online lottery.
What we’d like to see in Texas would ideally be something similar to what has happened in Pennsylvania. This state has regulated online sports activities, horse race betting, casinos, poker, fantasy sports, and– you’ve guessed it, lottery.
Powerball, Mega Millions, and More
Even though it’s not looking promising at the moment, we are hopeful that the Texas lottery will become available online at some point in the future. This would mean that Texans could take part in some of the most popular lottery games available.
One of the most popular lottery games is Powerball. To play, you need to select five main numbers between 1 and 69 and one Powerball number between 1 and 26. The Powerball jackpot winner needs to have the same 5+1 numbers as the drawn ones.
Mega Millions is another famous US lottery game. You get five randomly selected numbers between 1 and 70 and one between 1 and 25 (the Mega Ball). Whoever matches all their numbers receives the jackpot. But no need to worry if you fail to do so; there are also eight ways more ways you can win.
Here are other popular lotteries in TX:
- Lucky for Life
- Lotto America