Whether the jackpot prize is fixed or progressive, a player’s chance of winning a jackpot increases as he or she purchases more tickets. A jackpot can also be shared among multiple players, which increases the odds of winning. This is called a shared jackpot system.
There are a number of lottery games available online, including Mega Millions and Powerball. These games are more popular than other lottery games. The jackpots are also bigger than the jackpots of most other lotteries. In Powerball, the minimum jackpot is $1 million, and in Mega Millions, the jackpot is up to $1.2 million.
In an instant online lottery game, a player can purchase a ticket for as little as two dollars or as much as five dollars. A ticket with a price of two dollars gives the ticket holder a chance of winning forty percent of the jackpot. For a three dollar ticket, the ticket holder can also have a chance of winning twenty percent of the jackpot.
An online lottery game can be combined with a more traditional instant game. When the player purchases a ticket for an instant game, he or she can choose a price for the combined game. The ticket price represents a pre-established percentage of the progressive jackpot. If the ticket holder matches all of the numbers on the ticket, the jackpot prize is awarded. If a player matches part of the numbers on the ticket, he or she may win a non-jackpot secondary prize. The secondary prize is based on the amount of money wagered on the ticket.