|Posted: September 26, 2007, 2:45 pm - IP Logged|
If you have the ticket in hand then it's legal. You'll have to cash it in the state where it was bought.
Most Internet ticket services buy tickets for customers for a service fee, hold them to stay legal and cash them if they're winners and credit the winnings to their customers accounts. In case of a big winner, the customer have to travel to the state where ticket was bought and cash it along with its co-owner,the ticket service that bought it.
Some Internet ticket services don't actually buy a ticket but simulate the game and pay out their own prize amounts and if the customer have all the winning numbers he doesn't win the jackpot but the amount the service pays for such a win.
If the rules are very vague chances are you don't have a ticket and neither does the ticket service but they have your five dollars and the fees they charged. As long as you don't win very much you won't have a problem.
* you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket *