For those still asking the question, “Can I buy lottery tickets online?” The answer is a resounding, YES. Buying lottery tickets online is fast becoming the preferred alternative to buying physical lotto tickets over the counter. But please, safety first! In this report, we are going to advise you on what to look for when choosing a web-based agent for buying lottery tickets online.
Millions of lottery players from around the world are playing international lotteries and buying lotto tickets online and from the comfort of their own home or office. Why? Because of the many benefits of purchasing online over buying lottery tickets over the counter.
For example, at Giant Lottos we offer our players weekly exclusive member-only deals and discounts, there is a wide range of global lotteries online to choose from, notifications when the big jackpots are sky high, and so much more!
However, most players buying lottery tickets online are new to the process of, for example, legally purchasing a USA Powerball ticket online. If this is you then you may have some legitimate concerns.
Have no fear... Once we cover the basics of the safety issues, we will show you how easy a process it is. Purchasing lotto ticket online is straightforward.
First, there are some common concerns that rightly need to be addressed:
Let’s address these issues one by one. By the time we’re through your fears will be allayed and then we can get on with the fun part… That of buying your very first international lottery ticket online.
The quick answer to this question is, YES. It really doesn’t matter where in the world you are purchasing your lottery tickets from, as long as you’re buying them from the legitimate agent. This is how it works…
Giant Lottos, for example, has standing relationships with all the lottery companies for which it sells lottery tickets. Through these relationships, we routinely have our players winning paid out. Even if a lottery has a strictly “locals only” policy you still collect your payout because technically the payout is made through a local company.
Buying lottery tickets online from a concierge service is as safe as houses.
If you feel that your country has unique rules that prevent you from playing an international lottery, think about this. Any country is like a business, they need revenue coming in. So, no country in its right mind would turn down $765,957 million flowing into it (Out yes. In no).
Check with your countries tax laws about capital gains taxes that you will have to pay… They’ll want their cut!
Having said all that, if for some backwards reason your country as a law against playing international lotteries here is what one of our clients had to say about this scenario:
“If I won a jackpot worth $195,578 million I would have no problem divorcing this country. I could buy a better life elsewhere, over and over!”
We say, amen to that!
Ensure your online lottery website is SSL protected
Search for the safety symbols! Sites that are well protected have a tiny icon of a padlock to the left of the URL address, across the website.
What is SSL?
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a security feature for establishing encrypted links between a web server and a browser in online communications.
When a website has an SSL certificate, you are ensured that all data transmitted between the web server and browser remains encrypted. This is essential for websites you are planning to purchase online lottery tickets on.
If you can locate this icon you can relax knowing that your personal details are secure. On Giant Lottos our SSL certificate compliance is advertised on every page of the site. Take a look at our US Powerball, EuroMillions or MegaMillions pages to find both URL padlock & SSL logo proudly displayed.
Examine the lottery buying criteria of your agent's site
Before buying lottery tickets online make sure you are buying from a responsible agent… Online agents have a responsibility to not sell online lotto tickets to persons under the age of 18. Moreover, Giant Lottos, like other responsible international lottery agents, also promote responsible gambling.
Both of these symbols should be prominently displayed on the lottery agents web pages.
Always check the online lottery purchase requirements section
Any legitimate lottery concierge service will need certain information from you before you can play online. The first requirement is that all registered players be 18 years of age or older. Another important requirement is that you have a valid credit card to verify your age and to deposit funds into your account.
Legitimate online lottery ticket agents will have alternative ways for you to pay for purchased tickets, and the process will be a completely transparent one.
At Giant Lottos we accept:
For further details see our banking page
Does the online lottery purchase provider show contact details?
If a site is ambiguous about letting you know how you can contact them, there is most likely a reason and it is almost never a good one. Do yourself a favour, before buying lottery tickets online ensure there is sufficient contact information on the lottery website you want to register with.
Buying lottery tickets online best practice - purchase from your personal computer
Adding credit or debit card details over an open Wi-Fi connection should be avoided. Additionally, when buying lotto tickets online, it is best to avoid doing so from an internet café.
Be sure that you use a trusted Wi-Fi connection and devices that you personally own.