The PA Online Lottery has been live since 2018, but until now PA lottery players have not been able to buy tickets for traditional draw games like Powerball and Mega Millions. That changed in January of 2020, when the tickets became available for purchase online, allowing lottery players the convenience of purchasing tickets through the internet as well as a retail location.
Players are given the same options when purchasing MegaMillions and Powerball tickets online that they do when buying them at a retail store. But with purchasing your draw tickets online, you avoid the lines and you are given all the time you need to select your numbers.
Powerball and MegaMillions tickets can be purchased online through PA iLottery
Instead of going through a retail location to purchase your tickets, you can head on over to the Pennsylvania Lottery’s iLottery website or app.
To get started, players must sign-up for a PA iLottery account, which also gives players access to dozens of “instant games” that are available for play through your preferred internet browser. Purchases can be made through the PA iLottery website or the PA iLottery mobile app once you have signed up for your account.
Before purchasing your Powerball or MegaMillions tickets, you must fund your account using one of six methods: ACH e-check, a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover), Paypal, PayNearMe, Play+ or iLottery Webcash.
You can find Powerball and MegaMillions ticket purchases under the “Draw Games” tab of the iLottery. From there, you will be able to select the parameters of your play:
- Number of plays (1-5)
- The number of consecutive drawings (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 15, 20, 26)
- Megaplier additional Yes/No
When purchasing your ticket, you can easily select the numbers they wish to play to make a “Quick Pick” that will automatically generate numbers for you. If you don’t like the numbers that were picked for you, you can click the button again to have new numbers generated. You can even change individual quick-pick numbers if an unlucky number comes up.
Here is what the Powerball and Megamillions PA online ticket selection process look like: