These days it is common trend to play lottery online. Playing lottery online is more convenient, easy and time saving. But before you venture into playing lottery online here are few important things to remember when playing lotteries online.
1. Always play lotteries at legit sites
There are hundreds of websites on the internet that claim to sell lottery tickets. But not all are trustworthy and many are fake sites that simply take away your money. Also these sites are not licensed one by the government of Australia and are not legally authorized to sell lotteries online. So always play lotteries at legit sites in Australia that are officially governed and regulated by the government. The Lott, TAB Australia and some of the legit sites to play lotteries online. To make sure you don’t fall into a scam, do a little research before choosing where to play.
2. Read the lottery rules
Playing lotteries online might have different lottery rules than offline lottery. So always read the lottery rules which are often given at the site where you purchased the lottery. Also there are set of lottery rules at the back of the lottery ticket which you can view online.
At online lottery sites playing the lottery is not complicated: you open an account, choose your lucky numbers, buy the online lottery tickets and wait for fortune to smile upon you. Still, each lottery comes with its own variation of these simple rules. How many numbers you can choose, the price of a ticket, game selection, how will the prizes be awarded and paid, you should learn all these things and other important details before you start playing.
Make sure you’re not overpaying for the tickets and that you will be able to send funds through a method you feel comfortable with. The best online lottery websites charge a very small fee and allow you to pay with credit cards. Also, they don’t take a cut out of your winnings. Be sure you are playing on one of these websites.
3. Look for bonus and offers
Many lottery sites offer bonus and offers to lottery players awesome bonus and other offers if they purchase their lottery tickets online. Similarly online casinos that offer lottery type of games also offer various bonus offers to play Keno, Bingo , scratchies and more. No deposit bonus and welcome bonus are common type of bonus offered at online lottery sites to play lottery games. These bonuses certainly add more to your bankroll to play lotteries online.
4. Know the terms and lingo of the lottery sites
One shold know the lingo and terms of the lottery sites so that purchasing an online lottery is much smoother and easier.
Some of the terms you will find are :
Cart: The Cart, or ‘shopping’ cart, is where website keeps the ticket items you have selected to be purchased. You can purchase multiple games and play from a multitude of draws and all prospective purchase will be stored in your Cart.
Checkout: Checkout is the procedure for paying for your lottery tickets once they are in the Cart. Once you are ready to finalise and pay for your purchase/s, you can proceed to the Checkout.
Combo: Sometimes players want to play to win from the draws of more than one lottery at a time. To make it easy, there are bundled lotteries called Combos.
Division: In lottery there are several levels of prizes. Each of these levels is called a division. To win each division you will need to match certain drawn number or bonus numbers. You can see how many numbers you need to win each division on each of the lotteries.
Favourites: When you play online lottery, you can set your Favourite numbers for a lottery and save them so they can be used again in the future.
Game: In lottery, a game is 1 set of numbers that you have chosen, or 1 Quick Play. For each game you can either choose your own numbers or play a Quick Play and the numbers will be randomly selected for you.
Jackpot: A jackpot is a lottery’s top prize. It is often made up of consecutive previous first division prizes that have not been won and so ‘jackpot’ to the current first division prize total.
Quick Play: Select a Quick Play when you want to save time or don’t feel like choosing your own numbers. The numbers will be chosen at random for you.
Syndicate: A syndicate is when a group of players purchase lottery tickets together. Each player buys a share or shares in the syndicate and all the money is combined to purchase large quantities of lottery tickets to increase the chance of winning. If the syndicate wins, the prize money is divided between the number of total shares sold in that syndicate.
Lottery draw: The process where the winning numbers are chosen from the pool of possible numbers. Government approved machines or programs are used to randomly select the winning numbers.
5. Deposits and withdrawals
Always look for your country friendly deposit options to fund lottery online site when you make a purchase. You can choose a number of different ways to deposit funds into your online account.
PayPal: PayPal deposits are a fast and easy way to add funds to your online account with the Lott. There is also the added benefit of using your Bank Account as the attached payment method on your PayPal account, meaning you don’t need to use your Debit or Credit Cards. You can either deposit funds using PayPal via the My Funds section of your account with the Lott, or as part of the checkout process.
Credit/Debit Card : Credit and Debit Cards pay instantly into your account. You can either deposit funds using a Credit or Debit Card via the Funds section of your account, or in-line as part of the checkout process. You can have a maximum of three Debit or Credit Cards assigned to your account. note that you can add a maximum of three Credit Cards during a 180 day period. Many sites accept both Visa and Mastercard. Diners and AMEX cards are not accepted.
Some banks may, at their discretion, treat a Credit Card deposit as a cash advance. The Lott has no control or discretion over this so any questions on this issue should be directed to your card issuer. In addition, the following banks may decline gambling transactions via Credit Card: Citibank, Suncorp, Bank of Queensland and Virgin Money.
BPAY: Deposits made using BPAY will typically appear in your account the next working day if made before 4:00pm on a working day, however can take up to three days to appear. To deposit funds using BPAY you’ll need to enter our BPAY Biller Code and your Customer Reference Number within your online banking portal. You can find these details within Deposit & Cards in the Funds section of your account.
Direct Deposit: Direct deposits will normally appear within your account on the next working day, however can take up to three days to appear. You can access our Direct Deposit details (including the unique description required to avoid any delays with processing) within Deposit & Cards in the Funds section of your account.
Before your first withdrawal can be processed you are required to verify your identity. You can withdraw prize winnings to your bank account from Withdraw & Account in the Funds section of your account. You can have a total of five (5) bank accounts recorded where you can select to withdraw prize winnings to.