Playing the Georgia Lottery: Rules, Regulations, and Tips

By: Grace Gilrane
Woman Know the Lottery Rules

Key Takeaways

  • You must be at least 18 years old to play the Georgia Lottery.
  • Players can purchase tickets in-store using cash; however, players can use bank accounts, debit card and PayPal to play the GA Lottery online.
  • Georgia Lottery offers online draw games and diggi games, which are like digital scratch off tickets.

So, you’re looking to play the Georgia Lottery, but you may have a few questions. What are the legalities of the Georgia lottery? What kind of payments are accepted? Can you buy lottery tickets online?

Like any lottery, Georgia has a few rules and regulations you should know before running out to play. We have answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about playing plus some tips to help get you started.

Is Lottery Legal in Georgia?

For starters, is the lottery even legal in Georgia? Well, it most definitely is. That is of course if you meet the age requirement. In order to play the lottery in Georgia you must be at least 18 years old to participate.

There are restrictions placed on employees of the Georgia Lottery, GA Lottery Board members and family members residing in the same house. Also vendors, subcontractors, employees and family members residing in the same household are prohibited from playing. However, there are no restrictions on lottery retailers or their employees when it comes to playing.

But the simple answer to the question is; if you are 18 years or older, you can play the lottery in Georgia.

Georgia Lottery: Cash-only or Debit Card Payments?

When it comes to buying your lottery tickets there are a few ways you can go about doing so. If you purchase in person at a store, cash is the best and easiest way to buy tickets from the Georgia Lottery.

On the flip side, if you are purchasing online there are more options as to how you can pay. Both online and within the Georgia Lottery App, you can use your bank account, debit card, or PayPal to make a deposit and purchase tickets.


Can You Buy Georgia Lottery Tickets Online?

If you are wondering if it is possible to buy Georgia Lottery tickets from the comfort of your own home, you’re in luck. You can purchase tickets through the Georgia Lottery App as well as the Georgia Lottery website. The website features a variety of games to purchase including the Georgia Powerball, Mega Millions, among others.

Additionally, there are games that can be played live online. These are known as “diggi games”, which are digital versions of scratch off games. Some even have fun interactive themes like an arcade style pinball and the “sports spectacular” games.

If you want to play your favorite lottery games online and try your hand at the exclusive diggi games on the Georgia Lottery’s website you can play anywhere and on nearly any device as long as you are physically located in the State of Georgia when playing.


Scratch Offs and Diggi Games typically offer better odds of winning than draw games.

Now that you’ve brushed up on the basics of the Georgia Lottery, why not try your hand at it and see if today is your lucky day?


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