How To Play Lotteries Online

Are you wanting to play Powerball and lotto online but are unsure about who to play with, where to buy your tickets and how it works? Then read our guide below of some of the most frequently asked questions we get.

Who is theLotter?

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TheLotter has been around since 2002. They were the first lottery site to allow people from around the world to play lotteries in other countries. They now have more than 25 offices in countries including Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Spain, Germany, Italy and South Africa.

Click here to visit theLotter to learn more

Do I get real lottery tickets?

Yes, you do. Unlike some other online lottery vendors where you bet on the outcome of the lottery draw, with theLotter you purchase a real physical ticket in the draw.

How theLotter works is they have offices around the World in countries that run massive lotteries. When you purchase an entry online theLotter acts as a ticket purchasing service or ticket courier service, buying you official tickets in all draws. The real tickets are then scanned and added to your account as proof.

What Lotteries are available to play?

TheLotter currently allows you to enter 52 different lotteries from around the World, and are constantly adding more.

For Australian draws you can purchase tickets in the 5 main weekly lotteries; Monday Lotto, Tuesday Oz Lotto, Wednesday Lotto, Thursday Powerball and Saturday Lotto. In addition to these you can also try your luck in some of the richest lottery draws including the US Powerball, the US Mega Millions and the EuroMillions, all of which have been known to reach jackpots in the hundreds of millions.

In addition to the Australian lotteries, some of well-known international lotteries include:

For help playing some of the biggest lotteries read these useful guides:

How do I collect my winnings?

If you are lucky enough to win a jackpot (a major prize) then you may have to collect your winnings in person from the official lottery operator. If this is the case theLotter will help you work out what to do and may even fly you to collect your winnings. They will also provide you with the original ticket.

Other winnings of secondary prize pools (not the jackpot or division one) can usually be transferred to your account which you can then choose to withdraw. Once again, if you win a prize theLotter customer service team will help you claim your winnings.

Taxes can apply to some lottery winnings, and are subject to the tax system of the country where the lottery is held. The good thing about playing Australian lotteries is that all winnings are tax free.

The majority of lotteries allow you to collect your winnings anonymously, including Australian draws, however if you are worried about what is disclosed contact theLotter’s customer service team and they can help you.

Are there any special offers?

Multi Draws

Multi draws are a ticket packages where you buy your entry tickets in advance. You can buy 5, 10 25 or 52 draws with the same numbers and save up to 25%.


Play every draw consecutively in your selected lottery until you decide to cancel. You will receive every 10th lottery ticket free and also receive 25 VIP points. You can change and update your numbers whenever you want, you only pay for the draws as you go and you can pause and reactivate you subscription when it suits you.


Bundles are special packages that give you the best of two options by combining a personal entry ticket and syndicate shares.


If you want to increase your chances of winning you can join a lottery syndicate on theLotter. A syndicate is where a group of people buy lottery tickets together and then each person owns a share of the collective tickets and will therefore get a proportionate part of any winnings.

To make things easy theLotter creates syndicates for the top lotto draws and pre-purchases lots of tickets. There are different types of syndicates based on the number of lines and how the numbers have been selected.

VIP Club

When you use theLotter you earn VIP points. The more points your earn the higher your VIP status and you can get discounts of up to 20% off your lottery ticket purchases.

How can I buy tickets to play lotteries online?

With theLotter you can buy your lottery tickets, check your results and see your tickets online via their website or with their iPhone, iPad and Android apps.

Is theLotter Licensed and Safe?

TheLotter is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority. They use GeoTrust 128-bit SSL security for all transactions.

What if I need help or have more questions?

TheLotter has a number of ways to contact them; there is live chat on the website, email support and they have a toll-free number (1-800-259-355) you can call in Australia.

Visit theLotter’s website today to learn more and sign up.