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How Our Service Works: Playing It Global with theLotter

Play Lotto Draws Online in 4 Easy Steps!

  1. Choose from 49 official lotteries, no matter where you live! 

  2. We buy an official lottery ticket on your behalf in one of our 20+ local offices

  3. See a scan of your ticket before the draw in your 100% secure, online account

  4. Receive automatic email & SMS winning notifications, and take home commission-FREE prizes!

Most Frequently Asked Questions About Buying Lottery Tickets Online

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What is theLotter?

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theLotter was launched in 2002 as the world’s first lottery site, facilitating online lottery ticket purchases for customers around the world. The company has grown tremendously over the years and currently has over 25 global offices in countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, South Africa, Romania, Poland, and more. Since theLotter’s inception, we have paid out more than $55 million in prizes to over 2.5 million worldwide winners.

theLotter offers secure online ticket purchases for over 45 lotteries worldwide, allowing customers to play the world’s top lotteries no matter where they live. theLotter’s local offices purchase the tickets from official lottery retailers on the customer’s behalf, scan the tickets and upload them into the customer’s online account.

theLotter also offers a wide array of online lottery services, including the provision of comprehensive online lottery information and lottery results for over 80 lotteries, made available in 14 languages. theLotter also provides daily lottery news through the site. Customers can subscribe to email or SMS alerts for high jackpots, lottery results, or win notifications.

theLotter provides 24/7 professional lottery support. The customer support team is available via email, live chat or telephonically through any of our toll free numbers.

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Which company operates theLotter.com?

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theLotter is operated by The Lotter Enterprises Ltd, which is registered in Belize (Registration number: 59448).

Our mailing address is:

The Lotter Enterprises Limited
2 Lansdowne Row
London, W1J 6HL
United Kingdom

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Can I play from my country?

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Yes, you can play any one of our online lotteries from anywhere in the world. theLotter provides a global lottery service in that we operate as couriers on your behalf. We purchase your lottery tickets for you and handle everything from start to finish. This service enables you to play lotteries from other countries.

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Where can I see the lottery tickets purchased for me?

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Use our See Your Ticket Service to view a scanned copy of the ticket purchased on your behalf. The scanned ticket guarantees your exclusive ownership of the ticket and ensures that nobody but you will be able to claim the prize. To see the scan of your ticket, visit My Account and click on the relevant row to view the scan on the right side of the screen.

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How will I find out when I win a lottery prize?

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When you win, theLotter will notify you of your prize via automated email. Your account will be credited with your winnings automatically. You can also view your win and the corresponding draw details at any time in the Wins and Donations section of your online account. You can even subscribe to theLotter’s free SMS win alerts and receive win notifications directly to your cellphone. In the case of a big win, our dedicated 24/7 customer support team will contact you immediately.

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How can I be sure I’ll receive my winnings?

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theLotter is obligated to provide you with the service you pay for, which means that you have a claim to any lottery prizes that you win. theLotter provides you with a proof-of-purchase in the form of a scanned copy of your ticket, which you will be able to view in your online account. As another proof of ticket ownership, you will also receive a confirmation email at the time of ticket purchase, detailing your transaction.theLotter’s obligation to pay out all winnings in full is detailed in writing in theLotter’s Terms of Use.

These three items – the scanned copy of the ticket, the confirmation email and the Terms of Use establish you as the rightful owner of the ticket, and guarantee your claim to the ticket and any prize it may win. Aside from operating as a courier on your behalf, theLotter holds no legal claim to your tickets or your wins. In the 12 years that theLotter has been operating, we have paid out over $55 million in prizes to more than 2.5 million worldwide winners.

As a respected and reputable ticket messenger service, we have a proven track record and many satisfied customers from all over the world. With any concerns please see our detailed information explaining why theLotter is safe.

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How do I receive my money if I win?

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All prizes won through theLotter are commission-free, which means that you will receive 100% of your win.

Secondary winnings are all non-jackpot lottery prizes that are not subject to local tax. theLotter provides a Prize Collection Service for all secondary prizes and will transfer them directly into your online account. Thereafter, you can choose whether to withdraw your money into your selected payment method, or to leave some or all of the winnings in your online account for further ticket purchases.

If you win a jackpot or locally-taxed prize you will generally need to collect your prize in person from the official local lottery, according to the official lottery’s policy. theLotter will fly you to the country where the draw took place. There, our local office representative will hand you your winning ticket and provide you with a detailed explanation on how to collect your win from the official lottery’s office.

For further information refer to our Terms of Use.

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How does theLotter make money?

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theLotter derives revenue by charging a once-off service fee for each purchase. There is no commission charged by theLotter on any winnings. The total net amount of what you win through our site is all yours. When you make your purchase, you will be able to see the total price that is charged for that specific transaction. The ticket price is clearly displayed on the ticket purchase screen, alongside the play button.

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How does theLotter protect my personal and payment information?

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Player security and confidentiality are paramount, and we have optimal measures in place to ensure that your financial data and private information is protected at all times. theLotter uses GeoTrust 128 SSL bit security and HTTPS to encrypt all of the pages on the site, and is monitored regularly by Return Path. theLotter also has mobile applications for iPhone, iPad and Android users. These mobile apps enjoy the same high level of security as that of the main site.

Every email that you receive from theLotter has been verified by Return Path as being from an approved IP address and free of any malware, fraud or phishing.

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Can I get my money back if I am not satisfied with my purchase?

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We believe in the quality of our service, which is why we offer all new users a full money-back guarantee on their first purchase if they are not satisfied for any reason whatsoever.

This money-back guarantee applies only to the first purchase made on our site, as specified in theLotter’s Terms of Use.

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How will I be taxed when I win?

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Tax requirements depend on the law of the country and state where your lottery ticket is purchased. The taxation requirements of each lottery can be found on theLotter's Lottery Taxes page. In addition, you may be subject to local taxation based on your country of residence. Always check with a tax professional if you come into a large sum of money.

Begin playing it global today and choose from 49 official world lottery draws!