Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to BOOM Reviews, where you can find answers to all your frequently asked online lottery-related questions.

What is the best online lottery site?

This is a subjective answer depending on your experience, and your preferences on how you like to play. Some sites definitely stand out from others in terms of their reputation, number of years they have been around for, customer service experiences, how many (and which) lotteries they offer to players, extra features such as scratch cards and instant-win games, and if they offer anything that is unique as opposed to their competing sites.

What is the best lottery to play?

This all depends on what you want to get out of your lotto ticket, are you choosing a ticket based on the probability of you winning or are you choosing a ticket with the highest Jackpot? In addition to the value of the prizes, you should check how often draws take place, how long the lottery has been around for and how often people have won, whether you are eligible to play based on your age or geographic location, and whether you could remain anonymous if you are lucky enough to win a jackpot. Please bear in mind that lotteries are not based on skill but rather chance and luck and numbers are chosen at random. Always.

How do I play the lottery online?

The first step to playing any online lotteries is to create an account with your lottery service provider, you can usually find the signup tab on the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Remember to only provide information that is true and accurate. Once you have successfully submitted your data, you will receive a confirmation email asking you to verify your account. Once your account is verified, you need to add funds to it so you can start purchasing lottery tickets. All that’s left for you to do after that is to choose your preferred lottery, pick your numbers and pay for your tickets. If your ticket wins, the website will send you an email or a phone call notifying you of your win.

However, in cases where a system malfunction prevents them from contacting you, they are not liable for any missed wins. It is still your responsibility as the user to check if your ticket has won. Procedures on how to claim prizes vary from website to website, so it’s important to read their terms and conditions first to see if you adhere to their methods before signing up.

What is the difference between lottery agents and lottery betting?

Lotto Agents work as the middlemen for major lotteries, they often host multiple lotteries from across the world on one website, so that you can play a variation of lotteries without bouncing back and forth from different sites. However, most lotto agents will mark up ticket prices and may also charge handling fees on your winnings, as that’s how they make their money.

Lottery betting often have the same process as purchasing a lottery ticket, however you’re not actually purchasing the lottery ticket, but picking numbers based on your predicted outcome of the lottery balls, the Jackpot is often of the same value as the lottery ticket you’re betting on.

How can I tell if an online lottery site is legit or a scam?

Deciding whether a ticket site is legit or not involves taking a look at different factors and asking yourself the following questions:

  • How many years has the company been operating for?
  • Does this site have a good reputation?
  • Does their customer support team respond in a timely manner, are they readily available to assist and do they know the products well?
  • Is the site registered with the correct licensing accreditation and is their licensing valid?
  • What is the customers feedback on the site?
  • What its policies are regarding transactions and pay-outs on winnings?

What is a lottery syndicate/group play?

Also known as “group play”, Syndicates are a group of players purchasing a sum of tickets which are all shared amongst one another, any winnings resulting from those tickets are shared based on the ratio of ticket purchases made by the group players. e.g. John bought 3/8 tickets, which means he will receive 3/8 of the winnings.

What is a lottery subscription?

Players can sign up to a subscription, which means you pay a monthly fee which is automatically debited each month, the player will receive a set number of tickets within the month which is distributed on a daily / weekly basis (depending on the service provider) you can automate their numbers so that they occur on their tickets every month or you can chop and change the numbers with each ticket.

How do online lottery sites pay out prizes and jackpots?

This depends on whether you won playing through a lottery agent or a lotto betting site. With lottery agents, they’ll claim the money for you and credit your account for any lower-tier prizes that you win. Larger prizes such as Jackpots can either be received on your behalf or the agent will arrange for you to travel in order for you to receive your money, this all depends of the Lotteries jurisdiction, of course.
Lotto betting sites, meanwhile, pay out lower-tier winnings from the money that they made from providing their services. For larger winnings, they usually buy insurance which will cover a win situation so that they don’t have to cover the cost out of their own pockets. That being said, it’s becoming more and more common for lottery sites to take a hybrid approach that combines the lottery betting AND lottery agent models.

Are online lottery sites safe?

As mentioned before, make sure you do your homework on the sites you want to use before spending your hard earned money, the best way to do this is to look at reviews from other players and make your decision based on their reviews.

What are the rules for playing an online lottery?

Like many other entertainment offerings that require you to spend money in order to win money, there are rules and responsibilities that players have to follow. It is very important that players adhere to these rules, as any violation of terms and conditions would result in you not getting your earnings and your account being terminated. While some websites have rules specific to them, here are some of the general ones that all websites follow:

  • You must be 18 years or older, unless you live in jurisdictions where the legal age for gambling is 21 (e.g. Estonia).
  • You must ensure that participating in online lotteries is not illegal in your jurisdiction.
  • Your jurisdiction must not be in the designated lottery’s list of prohibited jurisdictions.
  • You must not be blacklisted by relevant financial organizations.
  • Each person must only have one account. Lottery websites prohibit the use of duplicate accounts and account sharing.
  • All information given during sign-up should be accurate and true. Winners have to undergo an identity verification check and if the company finds out that the information you provided during sign up was fraudulent, your winnings will be considered null and void.
  • For security purposes, employees cannot participate in lottery activities of their own website.