7 surprising facts about international lotteries
Did you know that when you play lottery with The Lottery Office you have the chance to win from the draws of some of the biggest international lotteries in the world?
Sounds impressive, right? But how much do you really know about overseas lottery?
At The Lottery Office we’ve been giving people the chance to play and win from the draws of big US and European lotteries for years. If you’re new to international lottery, here are a few interesting facts that might surprise you.
You can play to win from the draws of international lotteries from Australia
That’s right, you don’t even need to leave your lounge room! Many Australians still don’t know that they can play to win from the draws of big international lotteries.
When you buy a ticket in one of our own locally conducted lotteries, we purchase a matching ticket in the corresponding overseas lottery draw.
If you win, we pay you the exact same amount we collect from our international lottery. No fees and no commissions!
To play to win from the draws of international lotteries with The Lottery Office, sign up for an account using your Facebook or Google account, or alternatively your email address.
Lottery is older than you think
While it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly when people started playing lottery , when towns in Burgundy and Flanders raised money to aid their defences and help the poor. A public lottery was also established in 1476 in the Italian city of Modena under the ruling d’Este Family.
Since these times, lotteries have come a long way. Now lotteries are available to play in nearly all countries of the world and you can play to win from draws of the biggest of these from the comfort of your own home.
When you play lottery you’re supporting charity
Did you know that many lotteries donate funds to local charities?
In the UK, the EuroMillions lottery supports sports, arts, heritage, and health education, the environment and charitable causes.
At The Lottery Office we give a percentage of the purchase price of each of our tickets sold to The Lottery Office Charitable and Community Benefits Fund. This fund donates to a variety of charities and community groups including Lifeline, The Smith Family, St. Vincent De Paul, The NSW Rural Fire Service, The Salvation Army and more.
We buy matching tickets in foreign lotteries so when you play our lotteries, you’re also supporting international charitable organisations as well as those on Australian shores.
Many lotteries require you to go public with your win
There are still many lotteries around the world that go public with winners’ identities.
This lack of anonymity has caused huge problems for winners, sparking random lawsuits and defamation cases and even murder.
In the USA, big lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare, was swindled out of his money by a stranger who ended up going to jail for his murder!
When you play online lottery with The Lottery Office, you have the option to remain anonymous.
When you play online lottery with The Lottery Office, you have the option to remain anonymous. If you win a big jackpot you have the right to enjoy your win in privacy and avoid the scammers.
It’s cheaper than you think to play
You’ll be surprised how affordable it is to play to win from the draws of international lotteries.
For less than the price of a cup of coffee, or for 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. For a little more, AUD$7, you have a chance to win from the matched draws of US Powerball, by purchasing a ticket in our USA Power Lotto.
If you win, there are no fees or commissions, we pay you a matching prize of the exact same amount we collect from the international lottery.
International lottery prizes reach the hundreds of millions
Unlike the smaller local lotteries here in Australia, international lottery prizes reach unbelievable heights.
For example, the largest jackpot in US history was won by a group of players in 2016, a whopping AUD$2.3 billion as a result of a US Powerball jackpot.
European lottery jackpots are also massive, with one EuroMillions’ player becoming the UK’s biggest jackpot winner after collecting a mind-blowing AUD$295 million.
When you buy a ticket in one of our licensed lotteries, we purchase a matching ticket in the corresponding international lottery draw. If you win, we pay you the exact same amount we collect.
The more people who play, the less chance of winning international lottery
This is not the case. Winning from the draws of international lottery depends entirely on the lottery balls that are drawn and the chance of winning isn’t affected by the amount of people who play. Often, if more people play, it means an even bigger jackpot!
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