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Where are the offical lottery sites for each state?

Who can play the Lottery?

Can lottery tickets be purchased online?

After I buy a ticket, can it be changed from Annuity to Cash Option?

In the event that an annuity jackpot winner passes away before collecting an entire jackpot prize, what happens to the remaining prize money?

Can more than one person share a lottery prize?

Is it necessary to sign a lottery ticket?

Which states participate in Mega Millions?

Which states participate in Powerball?

Which states participate in Win for Life?

Which states participate in Decades of Dollars?

What is Win for Life?

What is Decades of Dollars?

What are ballsets?

How are jackpot sizes determined?


Q. Where are the offical lottery sites for each state?

A. We have the list here.

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Q. Who can play the Lottery?

A. Anyone, as long as they are over 18 years of age.

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Q. Can lottery tickets be purchased online?

A. No. You can only purchase lottery tickets from autorized lottery retailer.

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Q. After I buy a ticket, can it be changed from Annuity to Cash Option?

A. If you are a jackpot prize winner but did not choose Cash Option at the time of purchase you will have sixty (60) days from the date of your prize claim to decide if you want to choose Cash Option. If you choose the Cash Option at the time of purchase you cannot change to Annuity.

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Q. In the event that an annuity jackpot winner passes away before collecting an entire jackpot prize, what happens to the remaining prize money?

A. Remaining payments would continue to be paid to the winner's estate in annual installments.

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Q. Can more than one person share a lottery prize?

A. Yes, there have been many examples of winners sharing their prizes among a group. Rules regarding group wins can vary between lotteries, so it's worth checking with the particular lottery that you're interested in playing. For example, Powerball are happy for players to divide their prize among a group and can do this regardless of whether the cash or annuity options are chosen. They can even pay some group players in cash and others in annual payments, if required.

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Q. Is it necessary to sign a lottery ticket?

A. Lottery tickets are bearer instruments. Therefore, if your ticket were lost or stolen, it becomes the property of whoever signs it.

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Q. Which states participate in Mega Millions?

A. Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery with 41 participating states and the District of Columbia. Although it is a multi-state game, Mega Millions tickets must be claimed in the same state in which they were purchased. See megamillions.com for current listing of participating states.

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Q. Which states participate in Powerball?

A. Powerball is a multi-state lottery offered in 42 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands. See powerball.com for current listing of participating states.

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Q. Which states participate in Win for Life?

A. Win for Life is a multi-state game played in Georgia, Kentucky and Virginia.

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Q. Which states participate in Decades of Dollars?

A. Decades of Dollars is a multi-state game played in Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia and Arkansas.

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Q. What is Win for Life?

A. Win for Life is a multi-state game that offers lifetime security with a top prize of $1,000 a week for life! The game also offers eight different ways to win including a great second prize of $1,000 a week for a year!

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Q. What is Decades of Dollars?

A. Decades of Dollars is a multi-state game that offers a top prize of $250,000 a year for 30 years and four other ways to win cash prizes ranging from $2 to $10,000! The game is simple to play – just select 6 numbers from 1 to 47 – and you can win a prize by matching 2 or more winning numbers!

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Q. What are ballsets?

A. A ballset is a group of all the numbered balls used in a drawing for a particular on-line game.

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Q. How are jackpot sizes determined?

A. Jackpots are based on sales. By using sales from the previous week, a jackpot is estimated based on a projection of what the sales will be for the coming week. Current interest rates determine the value of the money over the 26-year annuity period (Mega Millions) or the 30-year annuity period (Powerball).

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