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Who is eligible to purchase lottery tickets on theLotter?


theLotter welcomes customers over the age of 18. For further details, please consult the Terms of Use.


How does the service work?


theLotter connects lotto fans to the biggest lottery draws happening on the globe through a network of local offices around the world. Enter 40+ official lotteries with a personalized set of lucky numbers and play options, and theLotter will carry out the ticket purchase on your behalf!

Your ticket is securely stored in theLotter's local offices, and secondary winnings are automatically transferred to your account.  A copy of your scanned ticket will be displayed in your theLotter account with your number selection and relevant draw information. To see you scanned ticket, visit My Account.


How do I receive my winnings?


Secondary winnings will be transferred to your account on the site within 24 hours of the publication of official lottery results. From there, you may withdraw your winnings to your designated payment method or leave all or part of the winnings in your account for future participation.

Locally taxed winnings will be transferred to your account on the site within 15 days of the receipt of the sum from the official lottery operator.

Jackpot winners will be required to collect the prize in person from theLotter's local office.


What happens when I win the jackpot?


Jackpot winners receive immediate notification from our site and are promptly contacted by the customer service team to coordinate the win collection. When you win the jackpot, theLotter may choose to pay your travel expenses to the location where the ticket was purchased. You will receive the ticket from our local office manager in the presence of theLotter's legal team and proceed to the official lottery organization to collect your prize in person.


Who operates


theLotter is run by theLotter Enterprises Ltd. and is registered in Belize under licence number # 26-339.

theLotter was a pioneer in the field of online lottery services when we began operating in 2002. Today, we enable customers to access 40+ local lotteries on a global scale regardless of citizenship or place of residence. theLotter has transferred over $30 million in winnings to thousands of customers and is proud to be an industry standard in convenience, security, and top-rated user experience.

Learn more about theLotter here.

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