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10 International Lottery Myths Busted

In the last decade, international lottery has grown in popularity. More people have discovered they can play for the chance to win from some of the biggest lottery draws in the world, without leaving home! Despite the huge number of people playing lotteries like US Mega Millions, EuroMillions and US Powerball, there are still a few myths that need busting.

Australians can’t play overseas lottery

Think you can’t play to win from the draws of international lottery in Australia? Think again. You don’t have to be in the USA to win from US Mega Millions’ draws and you don’t have to be in Europe to win from EuroMillions’ draws. With The Lottery Office, you can play to win from the draws of international lottery without leaving Australia.

When you buy a ticket in our government-licensed lotteries, we buy a matching ticket in the corresponding international lottery. You have the same chance of winning a major jackpot as anyone in the home country where the lottery is operated!

It’s not safe to play international lottery

Worried that it’s not safe to play international lottery?

Let us reassure you that playing lottery with The Lottery Office is as safe as houses.

How do you know it’s safe to play?

Our parent company Global Players Network is fully licensed by the Northern Territory Government of Australia. To meet all regulatory requirements, we undertake audits of both our finances and our procedures. To give you extra peace of mind our regulator also conducts ongoing live audits of customer orders against the tickets we purchase in overseas lotteries.

Hesitant to give out your personal details?

Your details are safe with us and we follow strict privacy guidelines. Your connection with The Lottery Office website is secured by 256-bit encryption technology, ensuring any details you share with us are protected.

It’s hard to buy a ticket

It’s quite the opposite. It couldn’t be easier to buy a lottery ticket from The Lottery Office.
Once you’ve signed up for an account it’s simple. Select the lottery you’d like to play and your game numbers. To pay you can add funds to your account via Visa, Mastercard, Bpay or PayID. You can deposit anything from $5 to $3000, depending on the spending limit you set on your account. To make it easier, you can save this payment method for next time!

It’s expensive

Think again! Playing international lottery isn’t expensive. For the price of your morning coffee you can purchase a quick play ticket in our Italian Super Jackpot and go in the draw to win millions from the next draw of the SuperEnalotto lottery!
For 3 chances to win from the draws of US Mega Millions it’s only $21. That’s 3 chances to win hundreds of millions of dollars for just over $20!

If you keep playing lucky birthday numbers you’ll eventually win

Lottery is a game of luck and playing the same set of numbers every week won’t guarantee your win. Also, remember, the pool of numbers in some lotteries is greater than 31, which means selecting birthday numbers limit your chance of choosing half of the numbers available.

You never hear of people winning

Myth busted. In July this year, a lucky miner from WA won as a result of the US Powerball draw! This lucky guy won division 3 in our matching USA Power Lotto and collected more than AUD$45,000! Lottery is a game of chance and you have to be in it to win it!

There must be fees and commissions.

When you play lottery with The Lottery Office and win, we don’t take any fees or commissions. We pay you the exact amount collected from the overseas lottery.

You have to fly overseas to collect a win

There’s no need to book a ticket overseas to collect your international lottery winnings. If you win we transfer the winnings from us directly to your account, where it can be withdrawn.
If you win under AUD $10,000 we’ll email you and you will see the details in your lottery account. If you win more than AUD$10,000 we will call you to give you the exciting news!

Winning lottery more than once is impossible

Despite what you think, there are times when people have won lottery more than once!
One lucky EuroMillions winner did just that! Within 18 months of his first win, this exceptionally lucky man won again! Who knows, maybe you’ll be the lucky one to win twice!

Only lottery winners benefit

Winners aren’t the only ones who benefit. We have been contributing to various charities around Australia for the past 15 years. Through our Charitable and Community Benefits Fund a percentage of the cost of every ticket sold goes towards supporting various charities and community organisations.

We’re committed to helping organisations across Australia. Recently we donated AUD$10,000 to the New South Wales Fire Service to support their efforts fighting the devastating fires raging across the the east coast of Australia. This was in addition to the AUD$5,000 we contributed to the Friends of the Koalas in Lismore to help them with their efforts caring for sick and injured Koalas affected by the bushfires.

We hope we’ve busted a few of the myths surrounding international lottery. If you have any other questions you can look at our FAQs. Then, what are you waiting for? PLAY NOW and be in it to win it!


Can I buy lotto online?

Residents of Australia and New Zealand who are over 18 years of age can play lotto online at The Lottery Office. To begin, click on the link below.

Free sign up

Has anyone won lotto online Australia?

Prizes are won regularly when people play with The Lottery Office. One of the larger recent prizes was taken by a woman from South East Queensland, who won over $42,000. Read about her below.

Read about USA Power Lotto winner

What time does online lotto close?

We sell tickets for many lottery draws each week and entry in each closes at different times. Click on the link below to see when the next draw closes for each lottery.

Lottery draw close times
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