A subscription to a lottery allows you to purchase tickets automatically, either for weeks, months, or years. Subscriptions help you avoid spending time and money purchasing tickets individually, and you can also set your tickets to check for winning numbers. If you win, you’ll receive a check if your winnings total less than $600. It’s a great way to avoid the hassle of buying and mailing lottery tickets each time. You’ll always know when you’ve won before you do.
Modern lotteries can be played online, and the first records of lottery games date back to Ancient China. These games were used to fund important government projects during the Han Dynasty, including the Great Wall of China. The Roman Empire also organized lotsteries to entertain its citizens at dinner parties. The first commercial lottery was organized by Emperor Augustus, whose profits would be used to repair the City of Rome. Today, many states require a license before running a lottery.
While many states now have an online lottery, Georgia was a latecomer to the game. It was launched twenty years after the state of Florida, and today, it uses an online system by Diggi Games. Two years after it launched, GTech was acquired by IGT, which supplies the Kentucky and Rhode Island lotteries. It is also possible to purchase tickets for the Mega Millions and Powerball separately. The online lottery service also allows you to buy tickets for a single drawing, or for 104 consecutive drawings.