In the US, a number of states have legalized lottery games online. These websites sell tickets to local and state-wide lotteries, including Mega Millions and Powerball. Some sites also sell tickets to private lotteries and international lotteries. However, the legality of these sites has been the subject of controversy. Many people have argued that they violate federal law, but others have countered that this argument is unfounded.
At a legislative hearing this week, state lawmakers in Massachusetts discussed the possibility of introducing an online lottery. The New England Convenience Store and Energy Marketers Association and the Massachusetts Package Stores Association opposed the idea, arguing that an online lottery would hurt their business and reduce foot traffic. Legislators, however, are largely supportive of the proposal.