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Can I use my existing theLotter account to log in to the Lottery Results - theLotter apps and vice versa?

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Yes. In fact your theLotter account is a single account that can be used on theLotter.com as well as the Lottery Results - theLotter iPad, iPhone and Android apps. When you make a selection on either the website or the apps, your choices will apply and be available on all platforms. For example, if you set up jackpot or results alerts on theLotter site, you will be able to view and edit your preferences on the Lottery Results - theLotter iPad, iPhone and Android apps.

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Can I play using the Lottery Results - theLotter apps?

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You can view all the lotteries that are offered on theLotter.com, together with the jackpot amount and time remaining until the next draw. In order to play from the apps, follow the instructions below:

For theLotter iPhone App:

Tap on the BUY A TICKET button for the lottery you wish to play in the Lottery Results - theLotter app. On the play page that appears, use the dropdown box on the top left to select the number of lines or systematic form you wish to purchase. Enter the required number of guesses manually, including any additional numbers needed, or tap on the orange QUICK PICK button to have your numbers automatically generated. (If you are playing the US Powerball, Mega Millions or Oregon Megabucks, you can select to use the multiplier option beneath the grid.) Tap on the Buy Ticket button to connect to theLotter.com play page in order to complete your purchase. Login and number selection carry over automatically from the app to the main site. If you would like to select a multi-draw package, you can do so now. Tap on PLAY to finalise your order as usual.

For theLotter iPad App:

Tap on the Buy a Ticket button on the Lottery Results - theLotter app to connect to theLotter.com, play page for your chosen lottery. Complete your purchase as you normally would on theLotter.com.

For theLotter Android App:

Tap on the theLotter.com button on the Lottery Results - theLotter app to connect to theLotter.com, play page for your chosen lottery. Complete your purchase as you normally would on theLotter.com.

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What free services do the Lottery Results - theLotter apps offer?

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As well as giving you free access to results and information for more than 75 state, national and continental lotteries from around the world, you can customise the following alerts for free:

  • Results Alerts - receive the winning lottery numbers for your favourite lotteries automatically via email or SMS as soon as they are published
  • Jackpot Alerts - set a minimum jackpot amount for your favourite lotteries and receive a FREE notification when the main prize reaches the size you want
  • Lottery Results Checker – enter your ticket numbers and check if you are winner. You can even check up to 10 draws back.

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How do I see my favourite lotteries?

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For theLotter iPhone App:

Pull down on the list of DRAWS or the list of RESULTS or tap on the magnifying glass logo at the top right and three sorting options and a search box appear at the top of the page. Choose to sort by Jackpot, Draw Date or Favourites. Your favourite lotteries will appear ahead of the other available lotteries. If you are looking for a particular lottery, start typing the name of that lottery into the search box at the top of the page and the Lottery Results - theLotter iPhone app's predictive search will narrow down the displayed lotteries. For example, if you type E-U-R-O, you will see EuroMillions UK, EuroMillions and EuroJackpot. Type E-U-R-O-J and you will only see EuroJackpot.

For theLotter iPad App:

Tap on Favourites at the left of the screen. Your favourite lotteries will appear first as tickets (when holding the iPad in the landscape position), or as a list (when holding the iPad in the portrait position).

For theLotter Android App:

Tap on the yellow Favourites icon on the right of the welcome screen. Your favourites will appear as a list. 

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How do I mark a lottery as one of my favourite lotteries?

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For theLotter iPhone App:

You can mark a lottery as one of your favourites in the DRAWS display. Simply tap on the star logo connected to the lottery you wish to mark as a favourite. It will turn yellow if it is a favourite.

For theLotter iPad App:

Simply tap on the star logo connected to the lottery you wish to mark as a favourite. It will turn yellow if it is a favourite.

For theLotter Android App:

Tap on the yellow Favourites icon on the right of the welcome screen. Your favourites will appear as a list.  Tap the Edit button on the top right and check/uncheck the box next to your chosen lottery.

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How do I see my lottery results alerts?

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For theLotter iPhone App:

Tap on the menu logo at the top left or slide the screen to the right and select 'Result Alerts'. A list of lotteries will appear with a slide button next to each one. Move the slide button to the on ( I ) position to receive results alerts for that lottery from the next draw on.

For theLotter iPad App:

Tap on the megaphone logo at the top right of the screen. Select 'Results Alerts' and you will see a list of lotteries. Next to each lottery is a slide button. Move the slide button to the ON position to receive results alerts for that lottery from the next draw on.

For theLotter Android App:

Tap on the theLotter icon at the top left of the screen. You will then be able to choose between Results Alerts and Jackpot Alerts.

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How do I request a results alert for a lottery?

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For theLotter iPhone App:

Tap on the menu logo at the top left or slide the screen to the right and select 'Result Alerts'. A list of lotteries will appear with a slide button next to each one. Move the slide button to the on ( I ) position to receive results alerts for that lottery from the next draw on.

For theLotter iPad App:

To request a results alert for a lottery, tap on the megaphone logo. It will turn from grey to blue and you will receive results alerts from the next draw on.

For theLotter Android App:

On the alerts page, make sure that Result Alerts is selected. Tap Edit on the top right and check/uncheck the box next to your chosen lottery. Tap Alerts at the top left of the screen and you will see a list including your changes.

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How do I set up jackpot alerts?

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For theLotter iPhone App:

Tap on the menu logo at the top left or slide the screen to the right and select 'Jackpot Alerts'. Choose the minimum amount you want a lottery jackpot to reach before receiving an alert from us. You will then receive alerts for any lottery which has a jackpot at or above the amount you selected.

For theLotter iPad App:

Tap on the megaphone logo at the top right of the screen. This will give you a list of amounts. Choose the minimum amount you want a lottery jackpot to reach before receiving an alert from us. You will then receive alerts for any lottery which has a jackpot at or above the amount you selected.

For theLotter Android App:

Tap on the peach Alerts icon on the left of the welcome screen. There are two options at the top of the page; Result Alerts and Jackpot Alerts. Make sure that Jackpot Alerts is selected. Tap on Jackpot Min. and choose the minimum amount you want a lottery jackpot to reach before receiving an alert from us. Tap on Save and you will then receive alerts for any lottery which has a jackpot at or above the amount you selected.

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How do I change the way lotteries are displayed on the screen? (iPad only)

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On theLotter's iPad App, you can choose to see the lotteries as 'tickets' (by holding the iPad in the landscape position), or as a list (by holding the iPad in the portrait position).

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How can I share lottery results and schedule information? (Android only)

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On the Lottery Results - theLotter Android app, you can share lottery results of past lotteries and schedule information for upcoming lotteries with friends on Facebook and Twitter, or via SMS and email.

Tap on Draws or Results on the welcome screen, depending on what information you want to share. Choose the relevant lottery and tap on the arrow symbol at the bottom of the screen. Select how you wish to send the information and follow the on-screen instructions.

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What is the Lucky Tools feature? (Android only)

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The Lucky Tools feature is a fun way to generate numbers for your chosen lottery. Tap on the green Lucky Tools icon in the lower middle of the screen. Select a lottery by sliding the lottery logos right or left. Shake your phone and your lucky numbers will appear!

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