Benefits of Playing Online

Playing a lottery online provides a number of benefits in comparison to picking your numbers at a retail store, as it is so easy to take part and you’ll never lose a ticket.

While there are only a few state lotteries – such as Michigan, Virginia and Pennsylvania - which currently sell tickets directly online, in some other locations you can use lottery couriers and order your entries over the internet. In other parts of the world outside the U.S., lottery betting is very popular.

Whichever method is available to you, find out more about the advantages of online play below.

Extra Convenience

It couldn’t be simpler to play a lottery online. All you need is your phone, tablet or desktop computer, so there’s no need to wait in line for a ticket or even leave the comfort of your home. If you’re out and about somewhere and there’s not a retailer nearby, just pick up your phone to take part.

Signing up to any online lottery service is a speedy process which just takes a matter of minutes, if not seconds, and there’s always a wide variety of payment options to deposit funds. Once you’ve registered, you just need to log on in future to be able to choose your numbers and take part with a few quick taps.

Tuesday's Est. Mega Millions Jackpot:

$279 Million

More Playing Options

Depending on the service you use, you might find a host of extra lotteries to play online that wouldn’t ordinarily be available to you. Betting sites, for example, offer the biggest international jackpots from around the globe, so you can play Powerball even if you’re not in the USA, or try to win EuroMillions without actually being located in Europe.

Greater Security

Arguably the biggest benefit of all for online players is the security that you have. When you buy a ticket at a retail store, it is your responsibility to keep it safe. And no matter how careful you are, lottery tickets have been known to get lost, damaged and even stolen. There is no chance of this happening online.

A lottery courier, for example, has no legal right to a ticket that has been bought for you. The ticket is your property and the image uploaded to your account proves you are the owner.

Whether you buy a ticket online from a state lottery, order one from a messenger or place a bet, there is a digital record of your purchase. Your numbers are kept safe and you can access them at any time.

All your personal details and account transactions are safeguarded, while your privacy is also guaranteed.

Win Notifications and Automatic Payouts

It’s great to be able to take part quickly from home and for your numbers to be kept safe, but the most exciting part of the whole playing experience is winning a prize. When you play online, you don’t even have to remember to check the results yourself, as you’ll be notified automatically if you win.

You can then just log in to your account to see how much you have won. With the majority of prizes, the money will be paid straight into your account, so you can decide whether to withdraw the funds or use them to enter more draws.

Even if you win a larger amount, the online service will guide you through what happens next to make sure you soon get your hands on your prize.

You are always guaranteed to receive the full prize. Lottery couriers, for example, do not ask you to pay commission on any winnings. All the costs are upfront.