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7 answers to the most common FAQs about online lottery

If you’ve got questions, we’ve got the answers! At The Lottery Office we like to keep things simple, but if you’re new to online lottery we understand that it’s easy to get a little bamboozled by all the lottery terms and jargon.  

Here’s a list of answers to our top 7 most frequently asked questions. 

Can I really play to win from the draws of international lottery with The Lottery Office? I thought you had to live overseas to play in these draws. 

You can play to win from the draws of international lottery without leaving Australia! 

When we receive your order, we go ahead and locally purchase a matching ticket in the corresponding overseas lottery

When you place an order with The Lottery Office, you are purchasing games in our government approved lotteries. When we receive your order, we go ahead and locally purchase a matching ticket in the corresponding overseas lottery. For example, if you buy a game in our USA Mega Lotto, we purchase a matching ticket in the US Mega Millions draw in America. 

You’ll receive a real Lottery Office ticket in our own Government licensed lottery conducted in Australia and your ticket can be found under ‘My Draws’ in your Lottery Office account. If you win from our lottery, we’ll pay you the exact same amount we collect from our matching ticket in the overseas lottery. 

What lotteries can I play with The Lottery Office?

Whether you’re a fan of European lotteries, or prefer the big hitting US lotteries, when you play online with The Lottery Office you can play from a variety of our popular lotteries including: 

  • USA Power Lotto (matching tickets purchased in US Powerball)
  • USA Mega Lotto (matching tickets purchased in US Mega Millions)
  • European Millions (matching tickets purchased in Europe’s EuroMillions)
  • UK Lotto (matching tickets purchased in the UK National Lottery)
  • Irish Lotto (matching tickets purchased in the Irish National Lottery’s Lotto)
  • Italian Super Jackpot (matching tickets purchased in Italy’s National SuperEnalotto)
  • European Jackpot (matching tickets purchased in Europe’s Eurojackpot
  • La Primitiva (matching tickets purchased in Spain’s La Primitiva)

What happens if I win? 

You don’t have to fly overseas to collect your winnings. If you play lottery with us you have won from our lottery right here in Australia. We will pay you the exact same amount we collect from our matching ticket. You just buy a ticket in our lottery and you can win the exact same matching prize. 

How do I play online lottery with The Lottery Office?

We know your time is precious, so we’ve made it easy to play online lottery with us. 

To purchase a ticket follow these steps:

STEP 1 – Visit our website and sign up for an account using your Facebook or Google account. Alternatively, you can sign up for an account using your email address. Share a few details and agree to our Privacy Policy and Ts and Cs. 

STEP 2 – It’s time to play! Visit our website and choose the lottery and the numbers you’d like to play. If you’re time poor, choose a Quick Play and the numbers will be chosen at random for you. 

STEP 3 – Complete the transaction and pay securely using a debit or credit card, Bpay, POLi Pay or Paysafecard. For your safety, our website is secured by 256-bit encryption technology. 

Note: To sign up for an account with The Lottery Office you must be over 18 years and be an Australian or New Zealand resident.

Is it expensive to play lottery online? 

Playing lottery with us is more affordable than you think. For the price of a cup of coffee, or as little as AUD$3.70, you can purchase a ticket in our La Primitiva lottery, with a chance to win from the draws of Spain’s La Primitiva lottery. If you have a few more dollars to spare, for AUD$7 you can purchase a ticket in our USA Power Lotto, with a matched ticket in the well-known US Powerball lottery. 

Is it safe and legal to play with The Lottery Office? 

It’s safe and legal to play online lottery with The Lottery Office. We’re licensed by the Northern Territory Government and both our financials and operating procedures are thoroughly audited. Live audits are conducted by the Northern Territory Government of our customer orders against matching tickets purchased and the resulting draw outcomes and winner payments. 

Also, our website has 256-bit encryption technology, ensuring any details you share with us are kept private. 

Where is The Lottery Office based? 

The Lottery office is Australian owned and operated and has been in the industry since 2003. We’re based right here in Australia, so no long waits to overseas call centres! 

As an Australian owned company we also support Australian charities. When you buy a ticket from The Lottery Office, a percentage of the purchase price of every ticket sold is contributed to The Lottery Office Charitable and Community Benefits Fund. From this fund we support a variety of charities and community groups across the country. 

We’ve supported Guide Dogs Victoria, NSW Rural Fire Service, Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, DV Connect, Red Dust, Friends of the Koala, Transformations Australia and countless other deserving charities and community groups. 

We hope we’ve answered some of your most frequently asked questions. If you still have some questions lingering, check out our FAQs page for more answers.

Ready to play? Sign up for a Lottery Office account today! 

FAQ

Can I really play to win from the draws of international lottery with The Lottery Office? I thought you had to live overseas to play in these draws. 

You can play to win from the draws of international lottery without leaving Australia!  When you place an order with The Lottery Office, you are purchasing games in our government approved lotteries. When we receive your order, we go ahead and locally purchase a matching ticket in the corresponding overseas lottery. For example, if you buy a game in our USA Mega Lotto, we purchase a matching ticket in the US Mega Millions draw in America.  You’ll receive a real Lottery Office ticket in our own Government licensed lottery conducted in Australia and your ticket can be found under ‘My Draws’ in your Lottery Office account. If you win from our lottery, we’ll pay you the exact same amount we collect from our matching ticket in the overseas lottery. 

What lotteries can I play with The Lottery Office?

Whether you’re a fan of European lotteries, or prefer the big hitting US lotteries, when you play online with The Lottery Office you can play from a variety of our popular lotteries including:  USA Power Lotto (matching tickets purchased in US Powerball) USA Mega Lotto (matching tickets purchased in US Mega Millions) European Millions (matching tickets purchased in Europe’s EuroMillions) UK Lotto (matching tickets purchased in the UK National Lottery) Irish Lotto (matching tickets purchased in the Irish National Lottery’s Lotto) Italian Super Jackpot (matching tickets purchased in Italy’s National SuperEnalotto) European Jackpot (matching tickets purchased in Europe’s Eurojackpot)  La Primitiva (matching tickets purchased in Spain’s La Primitiva)

What happens if I win? 

You don’t have to fly overseas to collect your winnings. If you play lottery with us you have won from our lottery right here in Australia. We will pay you the exact same amount we collect from our matching ticket. You just buy a ticket in our lottery and you can win the exact same matching prize. 

How do I play online lottery with The Lottery Office?

We know your time is precious, so we’ve made it easy to play online lottery with us.  To purchase a ticket follow these steps: STEP 1 – Visit our website and sign up for an account using your Facebook or Google account. Alternatively, you can sign up for an account using your email address. Share a few details and agree to our Privacy Policy and Ts and Cs.  STEP 2 – It’s time to play! Visit our website and choose the lottery and the numbers you’d like to play. If you’re time poor, choose a Quick Play and the numbers will be chosen at random for you.  STEP 3 – Complete the transaction and pay securely using a debit or credit card, Bpay, POLi Pay or Paysafecard. For your safety, our website is secured by 256-bit encryption technology.  Note: To sign up for an account with The Lottery Office you must be over 18 years and be an Australian or New Zealand resident.

Is it expensive to play lottery online? 

Playing lottery with us is more affordable than you think. For the price of a cup of coffee, or as little as AUD$3.70, you can purchase a ticket in our La Primitiva lottery, with a chance to win from the draws of Spain’s La Primitiva lottery. If you have a few more dollars to spare, for AUD$7 you can purchase a ticket in our USA Power Lotto, with a matched ticket in the well-known US Powerball lottery. 

Is it safe and legal to play with The Lottery Office? 

It’s safe and legal to play online lottery with The Lottery Office. We’re licensed by the Northern Territory Government and both our financials and operating procedures are thoroughly audited. Live audits are conducted by the Northern Territory Government of our customer orders against matching tickets purchased and the resulting draw outcomes and winner payments.  Also, our website has 256-bit encryption technology, ensuring any details you share with us are kept private. 

Where is The Lottery Office based? 

The Lottery office is Australian owned and operated and has been in the industry since 2003. We’re based right here in Australia, so no long waits to overseas call centres!  As an Australian owned company we also support Australian charities. When you buy a ticket from The Lottery Office, a percentage of the purchase price of every ticket sold is contributed to The Lottery Office Charitable and Community Benefits Fund. From this fund we support a variety of charities and community groups across the country.  We’ve supported Guide Dogs Victoria, NSW Rural Fire Service, Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, DV Connect, Red Dust, Friends of the Koala, Transformations Australia and countless other deserving charities and community groups.