Comparing your lottery ticket against the winning numbers can be accomplished quickly and easily by visiting your state lottery's website. A simple search for the word "lottery" along with the name of the state in which you purchased your ticket will produce the website where you may see if your numbers were drawn.
Visit the website of the state lottery from which you purchased your ticket.
Click on the lottery game for which you purchased a ticket.
Review the numbers drawn for the date on which you purchased your ticket.
You may check winning lottery numbers going back one full year on the websites of most states' lotteries.