I’m not a gambler per se, but I do play the lottery every week, ever since I was 18, when I had a dream that I won, and remembered the numbers once I’d woken up. I didn’t win that time, but my boyfriend at the time told me maybe I wasn’t meant to win that day, but at some point in the future. Since then I have played most weeks, then in recent years I have a direct debit and the numbers get played every Saturday. I’m too scared to stop in case they come up! I play the odd bingo game every now and again but that’s it. I’ve been trying out the ‘as seen on TV’ Lottoland website where you don’t buy lottery tickets, but you bet on the outcome of the lottery. This means it isn’t just restricted to the UK and Euromillions lotteries, you can effectively play any lottery in the world.
How to play and what is Lottoland?
Imagine you could buy a lottery ticket in any part of the world. Lottoland will match the prizes of each tier, including the jackpot, that the official lottery operators pay out, as if you had won with an official lottery ticket. Lottoland also match the other prize tiers too for that lottery draw.
So, for example, let’s say you bet on a lottery, such as the US PowerBall and you guess 5 numbers (but not the PowerBall), this would win you the second prize tier, which is about £34,000. Lottoland will match this prize and pay you the prize money. Why not buy a lottery ticket? They don’t sell physical tickets and so are not limited in the same way a normal lottery is meaning the players can win huge jackpot amounts from across the world. The model also gives us the freedom to offer our players free bets, special offers and unique features such as Double Jackpot. They can also offer ‘special jackpots’ higher than those available with the official operator. They operate on an insurance model, which is how they are able to offer the service.
There are also instant wins and fun games to play and win. I had some credit to spend and play with, I played some games with instant wins as I prefer instant gratification! I’m a sensible gambler rather than a big risk taker, so I managed to stay on top and even made a few pounds. What I liked was that you can set time limits for yourself and you can vary the amount that you bet. It’s really easy to get carried away though, so you have to be careful, and only bet what you can afford to lose.
What are the odds of winning?
Your odds of winning are the same as if you played with a normal lottery ticket. The instant win games tell you the odds as you play.
Your chance to play and win
To enter the giveaway, you should visit the Lottoland website and sign up for a free account so you can spend your credit if you win. What would you do if you won a million pounds (or more)? Tell me in the comments below, I love to hear how people would spend their winnings – it also gains you a bonus entry to the giveaway. Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.
Post in partnership with Lottoland. The competition will close at midnight on November 21st 2016. UK entrants and over 18s only. A winner will be chosen at random and notified within 7 days. You will have 30 days to claim your prize. No cash alternatives, prize as stated. Listed on Loquax, the UK competition finder.
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