PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – You can now buy Powerball and Mega Million tickets online.
According to a news release from the state lottery, there will be many of the same features as if buyers visited a physical location to get their tickets. You can either pick your own numbers or do a “quick pick” option to receive random numbers.
To buy online, you’ll first have to create an account, which will require proof of identity and age.
In order to promote “responsible play,” the news release says there are player-controlled settings.
While still popular, big jackpots like Powerball and Mega Million are suffering from jackpot fatigue.
The hope is that this will attract a younger audience — like people who wouldn’t usually go in a brick-and-mortar retail store.
There’s also no redeeming to do. When you win, the money goes right back into your iLottery account.
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