It does cost money to take part in these games, but the potential rewards are worth it, with entry prices as low as £2.50 for the chance to win multi-million jackpots. Plus you do not have to live in the countries where the lotteries are staged which means everyone can get involved.
How It Works
You can pay to enter any of these games from anywhere in the world thanks to online lottery services. Rather than visiting an authorised retailer in a participating country to buy a ticket, you can take part at a time that suits you and feel safe in the knowledge that your numbers are stored securely online.
An online service such as Jackpot.com allows you to join a syndicate or bet on the results of a draw instead of having to go out and purchase a ticket. You can win all the same prizes as someone who buys a ticket, and it is a simple process:
- Choose your lottery by clicking the 'Play' button on one of the banners above
- Decide how many lines/syndicate shares you wish to buy:
Each line is another entry into the draw, so the more lines that you pick the more chances you have to match the winning numbers and get a prize!
- Pick your lucky numbers for each line:
You can pick your own numbers or select the quick-pick option to have numbers randomly generated for you. If you're joining a syndicate then all lines will be randomly selected quick-picks.
- Choose how many draws you want to enter:
Select 'one time purchase' to enter the next draw only, or subscribe to make sure you never miss out on a chance to win.
- Create a free account so that your numbers can be securely stored
- Confirm your purchase
Once you have paid, you can just wait until the draw takes place to see if you win a prize. You don’t even have to check the winning numbers yourself, as you will be notified straight away if you have won. Prizes up to £1,000 will be automatically transferred to you. For larger prizes, you can contact the support team and they will be able to guide you through the claims process.
What is a Syndicate?
A syndicate is a group of people who buy a number of lottery tickets, with the understanding that prizes won on any ticket will be split between all members. Syndicates increase your odds of winning a prize, as you own a share of more entries into the draw, without having to spend more money buying extra tickets as an individual player.