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Can tourists play lottery overseas?

Yes, you can purchase lottery tickets while you are holidaying overseas! You don’t need to be a resident, or a citizen, however, if you win, you must claim the prize in the country where the ticket was purchased.

Unfortunately, with Australian borders closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s hard to know when we’ll be able to plan our next holiday. Fortunately, you can play to win from the draws of overseas lotteries when you purchase a ticket from The Lottery Office.

How can you play to win from the draws of overseas lottery?

You can play to win from some of the biggest international lotteries from the comfort of your living room.

All you need is a computer, tablet, or smartphone and of course, an Internet connection.

When you purchase a ticket in our local lottery draws, we buy a matching ticket in the corresponding draw in the overseas lottery. You’ll receive a real ticket in our lottery and if you win we pay you the exact same amount we collect.

Our lotteries:

  • 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)

You’re in safe hands playing to win from the draws of international lottery with The Lottery Office. We are licensed by the Northern Territory Government and undertake audits on our finances and procedures.

3 easy steps

It couldn’t be easier to play to win from the draws of international lottery.

We’ve simplified the steps and made it simple to sign up for an account and play!

How it works

First, sign up for an account. You’ll need to be over 18 years old, and a resident of Australia or New Zealand.

Share a few basic details and use an email address or your Facebook or Google Account to sign up. Agree to our Ts & Cs and you can play! We’ll keep your details safe, with 256-bit website encryption.

To purchase a ticket just select the lottery you’d like to play and choose your numbers or a Quick Play and the numbers will be chosen at random for you. To save time you can select ‘Multi-Draw’, an option that allows you to purchase up to 20 games at one time. A great time saver if you’re choosing your own numbers.

Pay securely by debit or credit card, Bpay or POLi Pay and we’ll send you a confirmation. Now you’re in the draw to win!

What happens if you win after purchasing a ticket in our lotteries?

For any win under AUD$10,000 we’ll credit it directly to your Lottery Office account, for any win more than AUD$10,000, we’ll be in touch to give you the fantastic news and to find out your preferred payment method.

Man winning the U.S. lottery

Past winners

A WA player wins almost AUD$50,000

One of our lucky players couldn’t believe how lucky he was after he bought a ticket in our USA Power Lotto draw on the 31st July last year and won! The miner from WA won AUD$45,612.30

When you purchase a ticket in our USA Power Lotto draw, we buy a matching ticket in the corresponding US Powerball draw in America.

A Sydney woman so close to winning AUD$500,000,000

A Sydney woman was unbelievably close to winning AUD$500 million after purchasing a ticket in our USA Mega Lotto draw in May this year. She was only 1 number away from winning AUD$500 million from the draw of US Mega Millions, 51 was drawn and she had 50! Still excited about her win, the Concord West resident won AUD$9,200.

If you win, you don’t have to reveal your identity, you can choose to remain anonymous and enjoy your win in privacy.

Lady almost winning millions in online lottery

Did you know?

The Lottery Office is 100% Australian owned and has been operating in Australia since 2003. A percentage of the purchase price of each ticket sold is paid into The Lottery Office Charitable and Community Benefits Fund, which contributes nationally to various charities and community groups.

Play for a chance to win from the draws of international lottery with The Lottery Office. Who knows, you could be the next lucky Australian who walks away with a HUGE win!