|Posted: August 2, 2006, 2:09 pm - IP Logged|
How reliable is the website, how can i be sure that i will even collect the money if i win?
And what about this website http://www.powerball.com/pb_contact.asp. There is a section about buying Powerball tickets over the internet.
CAN I BUY POWERBALL TICKETS THROUGH THE INTERNET?
Powerball tickets can only legally be purchased through a state lottery computer system in the lottery jurisdictions that sell the Powerball game. A lottery can legally sell tickets on the Internet, but only to persons within its own state. No one can sell lottery tickets by mail or over the Internet across state lines or the U.S. national border. No one. Not even us.
Any Internet lottery site that purports to sell Powerball tickets, or “shares” of Powerball tickets to purchasers or to run a “service” for you, is operating illegally. They are not authorized by the Multi-State Lottery Association or by any U.S. lottery. There are legal Internet sales of lottery tickets in some states or countries, but only within the borders of that state/country or by agreement between nations. The United States has no agreements with any other nation to allow lottery tickets sales across the national border.
The laws of your state prohibit the purchase of another state’s lottery ticket across state lines. Federal laws also make out-of-state lottery plays across a state line illegal. But note that you can legally travel to another state, buy a ticket, and bring it back to your home state. Most countries prohibit the purchase of lottery tickets across their border.
Ilive in NY State and i would like to play Powerball through betslips.com,but i'm not too sure if it's legal and whether or not the website is trustworthy.