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How online and mobile devices have brought international lotteries to our fingertips

The lottery has kept up with online preferences for the exciting and immediate, so playing online has never been easier. Nowadays, you can play the lottery on your phone and bring the excitement of the lottery with you anywhere. The days of going to the shop to buy a lottery ticket and watching it later on the TV are not necessarily gone, but there is a new kind of lottery, one that is at your fingertips whenever you want to play.

Along with the technology comes to access to lotteries all over the world and that means there is something going on every day. Whether you play online on the computer, your phone or your tablet, there are so many games to buy a ticket for. Generally, the specific games occur on certain days of the week, so if you have a preference of game you can find out when it is, and enter for that day. There are a few other differences between the games, so we’ll break it down and make it easy for you to choose the first game to play online.


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Jackpot

The jackpots on the lotteries tend to vary from thousands up to millions of pounds, with the prizes varying between games or even week to week. In El Gordo, an annual Christmas lottery in Spain, for example, the total jackpot prize is huge, but it tends to go out to almost 15,000 people in smaller sums. The lottos with a higher jackpot occur less frequently, usually twice a week, while the ones with a lower jackpot draw as often as twice per day.

Numbers

The principle of the lottery is to guess the lucky numbers out of a selection. You have certain numbers from which you can choose and you can pick, say, five or size out of a total of 50 or 70. This is the classic cheap bet, and will usually cost you around £2 or £3 for one card of selected numbers. You can increase your chances of winning by selecting more numbers, but the cost of the cards will quickly go up – it could be better for you to buy a few different sheets of 6 numbers if you want to improve your chances.

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International lottery

One of the main perks of playing online is the available range of international lotteries. You can take advantage of better offers than the classic UK lotteries. For example, if you play the lottery on your phone, the Hong Kong Lottery is only £1.50 and you get to choose 6 numbers out of 49 – a much better chance than out of 70, and for a cheaper price. When playing online, you are often betting on the lottery, rather than entering it directly, in part because of international restrictions.

Everyone talks about what they would do if they won the lottery, but it’s never going to happen if you don’t enter. It’s a simple game with big rewards, and playing online makes everything even easier.

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Tirupati Gumpula

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