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Picking Your Own Lotto Numbers Vs Quickplays

When you decide that entering to win from some of the world’s biggest international lotteries is the right decision (you’re clearly extremely intelligent), that’s not the only decision you’ll have to make.

Like all lotteries, numbers are drawn at random to reveal the winners. So you’ll need to ask yourself, ‘which lottery numbers are going to win’ or ‘what are the best lotto numbers to choose?’

Some lottery players like to have the pressure taken away from selecting each individual number themselves through the ‘Quickplay’ function. While others enjoy deciding each number they’re going to play each week. So let’s examine: Picking Your Own Numbers Vs. Quickplay option.


 When you choose Quick Play, the correct amount of numbers for the number of games specified will be randomly generated by our system and added to your cart. All Quick Play options are for one draw only.


Selecting Quickplay has one very obvious pro: It’s quick! If you want to get in and out fuss-free and hassle-free while still being in the draw to win millions, Quickplay is an excellent option. It’s fast, convenient, and will only steal a couple of minutes, if not seconds, of your time. In addition, you won’t have to think about numbers or the game rules of the lottery you choose to enter; it’s all done for you through Quickplay.

Another big pro for opting for Quickplay is that the lottery numbers are entirely random, as are the numbers drawn in the jackpot. So instead of selecting numbers based on your emotions about what those numbers mean to you (birthdays, anniversaries etc.), Quickplay numbers are unbiased.

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Before deciding which lottery to enter, make sure it allows you to select your own numbers, as some international lotteries don’t give you this option.

For those that do, picking your own numbers is easy: Select your numbers by clicking the number on the play slip; once chosen, it will become highlighted. Once you have selected the correct amount of numbers, click ‘Confirm.’ When choosing your own numbers, you can select multiple draws.


Yes, Quickplay has some advantages, but so does choosing your own lottery numbers.

Many enjoy having control over the numbers they select and look forward to each week. They enjoy playing numbers that hold sentiment to them, such as birthdays or their favourite ages, or they simply enjoy looking at their options and playing to their hunches or having fun finding lucky lottery numbers.

Players who choose their own lottery numbers are also given the opportunity to avoid the most commonly-played numbers, which some argue are drawn less after a certain point.

Other players believe they can ‘crack the lottery code’ by measuring probabilities and fussing about with ‘lottery software’ to predict numbers – although we feel obliged to tell you that the lottery code can’t be cracked – it’s a game of chance, people.

*side note: Players who enter international lotteries with The Lottery Office are given a chance to save their favourite numbers, making the selection process quick and easy.

So with all that in mind, the question remains:


At the end of the day, it comes down to personal preference. If you’re someone who enjoys taking their time each week to consider their lottery numbers, go for it! But, on the other hand, if you want a fast and easy way to get your lottery entry in with no fuss, Quickplay is probably better suited for you.

But we can tell you this: The lottery numbers that are drawn are entirely random. If there were a crystal-clear way to guarantee your chance of winning the lottery, don’t you think someone would have figured it out by now? So whether you use Quickplay or select your own lottery numbers, you have an equal chance of winning the lottery.

Playing online lottery with The Lottery Office is easy and can cost as little as AUD$3.70/draw! Here’s how to get involved:

Step one: 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.

Step two: 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.

Step three: 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 newsagency.

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

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