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Overseas Lotto; is it Worth Playing to Win from Australia?

When it comes to overseas lotto, Australian and New Zealanders can be hesitant to step into the unknown. However, little do they realise the advantages of the international lottery opportunities hosted by The Lottery Office. So, if you’re wondering whether or not it’s worth playing overseas lotteries, here are a few reasons why it’s a big, fat, resounding YES!


The jackpots in some overseas lotto draws are significantly larger on average than what you will find in a traditional Australian or New Zealand lottery.

For example, the US Powerball normally has a minimum jackpot of USD$20 million (over AUD$25 million). Compare that to a traditional Australian Tuesday night lotto, which has a minimum guaranteed jackpot of a relatively modest AUD$2 Million. Due to Covid, the US Powerball’s minimum jackpot was reduced from USD$40 million to USD$20 million, however, it still dwarfs any minimum jackpot from traditional Australian lotteries.

Of course, international lotteries have the potential to pay out significantly more than their minimum jackpots, so the minimum alone can’t be used to judge a lottery’s jackpot potential. The US Powerball holds the world record for the largest prize EVER awarded at a whopping USD$1.586 billion (approx. AUD$2.2 billion)!!! While the largest-ever jackpot for a traditional Australian lottery is AUD$150 million (which was shared by 3 people).


Playing to win from draws of overseas lotto is easy with The Lottery Office. With various payment methods available and an option for ‘Pay In-Store’ to keep your financial details completely offline, we’ve made access to some of the biggest Overseas  lottos too easy.

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Follow the below steps to get started:


Click on the “sign up” icon at the top of our home page. You can sign up quickly using your Gmail or Facebook account. You’ll be asked to input a few details and agree to our terms and conditions.


Now you’re ready to play! Visit our website and select the lottery and numbers you’d like to play. You can choose a quick play, and the numbers will be selected for you randomly.


Complete the transaction and pay securely. You can pay using a debit or credit card, Bpay, bank transfer or Paysafecard. For your safety, our website is secured by 256-bit encryption technology. The Lottery Office also offers a ‘Pay In-Store’ option that allows you to deposit funds into your account over the counter at any participating news agency.

To play with us, you need to be over 18 years old, be a resident of Australia or New Zealand, and have an internet connection and a phone, computer, or tablet to access our website.


Some overseas lotto draws have options to select special features unique to their specific lottery, unlike Australian lotteries that play standard games. For example, suppose you play our USA Power Lotto or USA Mega Lotto and choose your own numbers. In that case, you can select the ‘multiplier’ option and win more. It works differently for each lottery, but the multiplier option gives you the chance to win up to 10 times more.

Another example is the EuroMillions superdraws. These draws are held randomly throughout the year and give you the chance to win more. A superdraw is just like a regular draw, but the jackpots are even bigger. The most exciting thing about a superdraw is you never know when it’s coming, and when it does, you bet you want to be in it to win it!


The Lottery Office allows you to play to win from the draws of the biggest overseas lotteries from the comfort of your own home for as little as $3.70 a week. Furthermore, you only need internet access, meaning you can play from anywhere, anytime.

If you’re not up to speed with The Lottery Office’s overseas lotto process, we buy the exact same tickets in the matched lotteries we offer. Here is a brief summary of the Overseas Lottos we offer tickets in:

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

So, is it worth playing overseas lotto? We think so! Not only do you have the chance to win life-changing amounts of money, but you also get to play some pretty cool games with features you won’t find in traditional Australian lotteries. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and start playing today!

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