The 10 Most Misunderstood Facts About International Lotteries
How much do you really know about international lotteries?
You might think you know everything there is to know, but there are a few misunderstood facts that we’d like to set straight.
Myth: It’s not safe for me to play.
The truth: Playing lottery with The Lottery Office is safe and secure.
We are fully licensed and regulated by the Northern Territory Government. We undertake an annual financial audit and an audit of our operational procedures to ensure we comply with all regulatory requirements.
The protection of your privacy is extremely important to us and we take all technical and security measures to ensure your personal information is protected.
Myth: You need to live overseas to play.
The truth: When you purchase a ticket with The Lottery Office, we purchase a matching ticket with the relevant overseas lottery. We issue you a Lottery Office ticket and will pay out any prize you win in full.
Myth: It’s too complicated to play international lottery.
The truth: It’s easy to play with The Lottery Office. Simply select the lottery you’d like to play, choose the number of games or numbers you’d like to play (depending on the lottery), select how many draws you’d like to play and click BUY NOW! It’s as easy as that. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection!
Myth: The more popular it is, the less chance you have of winning.
The truth: Winning international lottery depends entirely on the lottery balls in the draw and isn’t affected by how many people play. Normally the more people playing the bigger the jackpot!
Myth: Nobody really wins the HUGE jackpots.
The truth: International Lottery has created millionaires across the globe.
David Johnson, a 56-year-old truck driver spent $10 only to find out his life was about to change. He won a mind-blowing AUD$400 million. Or there’s the 16 lucky plant workers who won a huge AUD$30 million in Irish Lotto. Then there’s the three lucky winners who split US Powerball’s biggest ever jackpot of AUD$2.18 billion! And that’s just to name a few!
Myth: If I win everyone will know.
The truth: If you play with The Lottery Office you have the option to remain anonymous. If you win a big jackpot you can enjoy your winnings in complete privacy. Avoid the stalkers and freeloaders!
Myth: If you win, we’ll take a commission.
At The Lottery Office, we pay out the exact amount you win from our lottery which is identical to the winnings we collect from the matching ticket we bought in the relevant overseas lottery. We don’t take any commission from your prize money.
Myth: Playing international lottery doesn’t benefit Aussies.
The truth: We give a percentage of each purchase price to The Lottery Office Charitable and Community Benefits fund which donates to various charities and community groups. Some of the charities we have assisted over the years include Australian Street Aid Project, Foster Care Angels, Guide Dogs Victoria, the NSW Rural Fire Service and more.
Myth: Australians can’t play.
The truth: To play to win from overseas lottery draws you need to be over 18 years old and to hold an account with us you must live in Australia or New Zealand.
Myth: You can’t contact The Lottery Office direct.
The truth: The Lottery Office is Australian owned and operated and all customer service staff are based right here in Australia. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or start a live chat Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm, or contact us via our contact form on our website.
Now that we’ve cleared up any misunderstandings, let’s PLAY NOW for your chance to win!
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