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How to choose an online lottery website

People all over the world are playing online lottery for the chance to win millions of dollars. In Australia, there are a few online lottery websites to choose from, but they weren’t all created equal. If you’re ready to buy your first online lottery ticket, there are several important things to consider.

Do your research

In Australia there are various online gambling websites, however they all work differently. Some offer a betting model and results are based on financial markets, or others rely on insurance to pay out the prize money.

The Lottery Office is part of a 100% Australian owned company that 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.

How is the prize money paid out?

Happy couple with cash

With The Lottery Office you purchase a real ticket in a real lottery. When you buy a ticket in one of our local lotteries, we purchase a matching ticket in a corresponding overseas lottery. If you win, we collect the prize locally and pay you the exact same amount we collect. No fees and no commissions.

Is it safe to play? What licenses do they hold?

Before you buy your first online lottery ticket, check the company’s licenses.

Here at The Lottery Office we are licensed and regulated by the Northern Territory government. Our operating procedures and financials are also rigorously audited for that extra peace of mind.

Are they on social media? Have they been in the news?

To get to know your lottery company, follow them on Instagram or Facebook to confirm if they have a strong online presence. Check out their website for any latest news, and Google for any stories relating to the company in the media.

What lotteries can you play online?

There are a few different lottery websites that offer the chance to win from the various traditional Australian lotteries online.

Be sure to check each lottery and the conditions of play.

When you buy a ticket in one of The Lottery Office’s local draws, we purchase a matching ticket in the corresponding international lottery. Our lotteries include:

  • 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)

How much can you win?

Let’s be honest, it’s all about the prize money!

Jackpots can vary between online lotteries, but international lotteries have a strong reputation for offering huge jackpots! When you play lottery with The Lottery Office, you have the chance to win from the draws of some of the biggest lotteries in the world, including US Mega Millions, US Powerball and EuroMillions.

US Mega Millions

You can win millions playing lottery online

In 2018 a lucky player won a record jackpot for a single ticket holder, winning a huge AUD$2.2 billion.

Closer to home, in May this year, a Sydney woman pocketed a division 3 win in our matching USA Mega Lotto lottery. The Concord West resident was only 1 number away from winning a record-breaking 1st division prize of AUD$500 million. The number drawn was 51 and she had 50. She won AUD$9,200.

US Powerball: 

US Powerball jackpots are just as big! In 2016

Three lucky players won a massive jackpot of AUD$2.3 billion! 

Here in Australia, last year one of our lucky players received a phone call that changed his life. He won AUD$45,612.30 as a result of the 31st July US Powerball draw. He won a division 3 prize in our matching USA Power Lotto.

Both US Powerball and US Mega Millions’ jackpots start at AUD$50 million, with prize money often jackpotting into the hundreds of millions.


European lotteries are just as mind-blowing as their US counterparts. In October 2019, an anonymous player took out a huge jackpot of AUD$305 million, making it the biggest EuroMillions win in history.

Great news! EuroMillions recently announced that as of 1 February 2020, the jackpot cap has increased to AUD$320 million. Every time the jackpot cap is hit, another AUD$15 million will be added until it reaches a huge AUD$400 million.

When you play in our locally drawn lottery, we purchase a matching ticket in the corresponding overseas lottery.

If you win, we collect the prize locally and pay you the exact same amount we collect.

Is it easy to play?

Playing online lottery is a big time saver, so don’t waste time with complicated ordering processes and clunky websites. Be sure to choose an online lottery website that is simple to understand and easy to use.

Here at The Lottery Office we make playing online lottery easy! Take a few simple steps for your chance to win millions!

STEP 1Sign up for an account using your Facebook or Google account, or alternatively your email address. Share a few details and agree to our Privacy Policy and Ts and Cs.

STEP 2 – Visit our website and select lottery and your numbers. If you’re in a hurry choose a Quick Play.

STEP 3 – Finish the transaction and pay securely using a debit or credit card, Bpay or POLi Pay. For your safety, our website is secured by 256-bit encryption technology. Finally, you’ll receive a confirmation email to confirm your purchase.

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.

Stay updated with The Lottery Office app for Android or for Apple devices via the App Store.

Start playing online lottery today for your chance to win a huge lottery jackpot! Visit our website for more information about the amazing online lotteries you can play with The Lottery Office.