Winning the lottery is always going to be a long shot, but that’s part of the fun of it. You pay a small stake to be in with a chance of a huge, perhaps life-changing prize.
Now that you can buy lotto tickets online, it’s even easier than ever before to have a go. There’s no need to queue up at the local shop or in the supermarket to get that little chit of paper, that could all too easily get mislaid, instead just go online and choose your numbers or go for a quick pick, and all the details of your tickets will be safely stored online.
We organise most of our admin in our lives online or on our smartphones – why should playing the lotto be any different? The great thing about buying lottery tickets online is that you can have access to a range of international lotteries, as well as the one in your resident country. Having access to other countries’ lotteries means there is greater potential to win bigger prize amounts or a greater chance of hitting the jackpot in some cases.
And if you’re going to take a gamble, you may as well choose a lottery that gives you the best odds. The National Lottery Ireland gives its players a far greater chance of winning the jackpot than the UK National Lottery, for example. In fact, you have a 1 in 8,145,060 chance of winning the Irish lotto, compared with a 1 in 13,983,816 chance of hitting the UK National Lotto jackpot. The stake is a bit cheaper too, working out to £1.50, compared with the UK National Lottery where the price was doubled to £2 per ticket back in October last year.
The Irish Lotto is just example of an international lottery you can buy tickets for online. Others include the US Powerball and MegaMillions lotteries, where you can stand to win jackpots worth hundreds of millions of dollars at a time.
Even if you’ve bought your tickets in a shop, you can still check whether you’ve won online as there are numerous different ways to check the lotto results on the internet, so that wherever you are, whatever the time is, you can find out if your lotto dreams have come true with a few clicks of the mouse.