Play Smarter at PlayiLottery

PlayiLottery is an independent information hub and resource guide for the US lottery market, providing free tools and guides, unbiased reviews, industry resources, and a rich newsfeed. Our team has more than 40 years of experience in the gaming field. We promote responsible gaming and cover only legal, regulated operators.

Why use PlayiLottery?


Free guides and tools for players

Our goal is to provide all the information and tools a lottery player would ever needโ€”from reading about various game types to learning how to file taxes on winnings. We’re committed to providing this help for free.


Unbiased reviews from independent experts

Our reviews come from 100% independent experts who have no affiliation with any lottery site or app. These reviews are thorough and unbiased. They’re geared to help readers maximize their experience, whether that’s playing a state lottery or using a third-party app.


News written by professional, award-winning journalists

Every single member of the PlayiLottery staff has professional journalism experience. Some have logged decades in a newsroom, and one has written three books. Notable organizations that have awarded our writers include the Associated Press, Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists, Keystone Press Association, Iowa Newspaper Association, and San Diego Press Club.


Sincere commitment to responsible gaming

Any site covering gaming is doing its readers a disservice if it doesn’t include information on responsible gaming. PlayiLottery takes its commitment to player safety seriously. We have an extensive page dedicated to responsible gaming. We also highlight responsible gaming resources in all our reviews.

Recent news at PlayiLottery

Draw Games Helping Arizona Lottery FY24 Sales Outperform FY23

June 24, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

The Arizona Lottery is outpacing last year's sales thanks to improved numbers across the board for its draw games.

TheLotter Launches In New York, Becoming Lottery Courier’s Fifth State

June 24, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

This weekend, theLotter announced that it received a license to operate in New York, making it the fourth lottery courier to be welcomed into the state.

Florida Lottery Receives Additional $10.6 Million In Latest State Budget

June 21, 2024 | By: Nathan Frederick

The Florida Lottery is looking at additional funding, as Gov. Ron DeSantis' Focus on Floridaโ€™s Future state budget provides a boost of $10.6 million.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court To Hear Case On Legality Of Skill Games

June 21, 2024 | By: Drew Ellis

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced earlier this week that it will hear the case on the legality of skill games in the state.

We know what our audience wants because we’re also lottery players

It’s easy to create content that answers our readers’ questions when they’re the same questions we’ve had throughout our time playing the lottery, both online and at retail locations. What that in mind, we built this site to target three main sectors of the lottery audience.

Illustration of hand holding up phone that says "WIN!!!"
Online players

There are 12 states (plus Washington DC) that offer some sort of state-run lottery option online. For online players, we have answers to these questions and plenty more.

๐Ÿ‘พ What type of games do they offer?

๐Ÿ” Do you need to subscribe to play?

๐Ÿ’ฐ Which deposit option is easiest?

๐ŸŽ Are the promotions worthwhile?

๐Ÿค‘ How do you claim winnings online?

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Which states will legalize iLottery next?

๐Ÿ“ฒ Does your state have any courier operators?

Illustration of hand holding coin scratching a scratch-off ticket
Retail players

There are 45 states (plus Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands) with retail lotteries. Again, we have answers to these questions and lots of others.

๐Ÿ“ Where are the vendors closest to you?

๐ŸŽฐ Does your state have video lottery terminals?

๐Ÿคž Does it have second-chance drawings?

๐Ÿงฎย How do you calculate taxes on your winnings?

๐Ÿ€ What are the odds for each game?

๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸงŠย Is there such a thing as “hot” or “cold” numbers?

Three lottery balls โ€” a red 11, yellow 2, and blue 4
Interested observers

Whether you’re an industry insider looking for the latest scoop or just want to learn more about the lottery industry, we’ll provide answers to the following questions.

โ™Ÿ๏ธย Who are the main companies in the mix?

๐Ÿ’ธ How much revenue do state lotteries produce?

๐ŸŽ“ What does that revenue fund? And is it the same in every state?

๐Ÿ“œ What bills are lawmakers currently considering?

๐Ÿง Who regulates all this activity?

Examples of where our staff members have previously worked

Back To Top