The Only Way to Win is to Buy a Ticket!
The highlight of the news the last while has been the latest big lottery winner. Take Matt Good who won half of the $587.5 million in Arizona in the US Powerball jackpot. Cindy Hill in Dearborn Missouri took the other half. How about Clarence Seay who won $5 million from a Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket and Andrew Garth winner of the UK Millionaire Raffle? But the only way to win is to buy a ticket!
How to Buy Lottery Tickets Online
Buying lottery tickets online is pretty straightforward as long as you use a trusted lottery service. When I say “trusted”, that includes assessing what they charge on top of the actual ticket price (their service fee), what they charge, and how they process any payments out of your account back to you (yup – your winnings) and whether they take a cut. Our team has looked at a lot of lottery services and I cannot underline the importance of reading the small print. Most of the complaints our team reads about are where credit cards have been charged more than a person thought they’d authorized. This happens because either player didn’t un-check something during the sign-up process or their terms and conditions say registering to play means they automatically renew your subscription on a weekly/monthly basis.
Ah, It’s All in the Details
Buying lottery tickets online requires sharing personal details and some form of payment. The personal details are very important because that’s you – and it’s the only way to claim any big jackpot. It can be a scary concept if you’re not dealing with someone that you are confident about. With all the complaints about identity theft, it’s not hard to imagine people pausing before they hit ‘register’.
Choosing your form of payment is important. Many people these days get a separate credit card to use so they can closely monitor what is charged, You can also put a limit on the amount a company can charge.
Offline or Online Purchasing
If you’re in a country where they have great jackpot lotteries, then it’s easy. Simply pop into your local gas station or convenience store and buy a ticket. But sometimes that isn’t as easy as it sounds. I had the situation happen today (which got me thinking about this) where we’d had a big accident down the road which meant it was blocked. It’s late Saturday afternoon and I forgot to buy my ticket earlier. I have an account with WinTrillions, so I simply went online. I probably would have spent more in gas going out to buy them, than what the fee was.
The other issue is the fact I forgot. Boy, would I be annoyed if the numbers I play regularly came up and I hadn’t got my ticket? By playing through a lottery service provider, you can ensure that your tickets are bought regularly.
Online Lottery Ticket Sellers
It’s amazing when you go online, how many lottery ticket sellers are out there. It’s a growing industry that crosses borders and countries. That’s one of the issues these days. When it comes to the Internet, there are no real borders. Anyone with a computer can set themselves up. With the right marketing and web page, anyone can be anything. If we’re talking about my personal details and/or my credit card, I certainly want to make sure these guys are for real.
Pound Foolish, Penny Wise
Back to the whole fact, I was actually considering driving miles to get my lottery ticket because I forgot earlier this week. I can’t think of how many times I’ve done just that. Using an online lottery service ensures you have easy access and can set up subscriptions so you’ll never miss having your ticket – and you don’t have to drive anywhere! Most of the good lottery services charge realistic fees and don’t play games with getting your winnings. There is also the option of playing as part of a syndicate to increase the tickets you are playing and decrease the cost of getting more tickets.
The Syndicates in this Industry
Lottery syndicates are a group of people that either all own a ticket or own a group of tickets. Some syndicates allow players to put their own favorite numbered tickets in and some others simply allow players to join the group. A good syndicate identifies how many people are going to be in the group so the percentage of any win share is clear.
The Bottom Line on Buying Online
Playing with a lottery service shouldn’t be scary. I mean, playing lotteries is fun so let’s ensure that you can simply sit back and enjoy getting excited waiting to see if your numbers have won that big jackpot. Whether it is a snowstorm, an accident, or the price of gas, do you really want to wonder if you’re going to get your lottery ticket? I have definitely decided I am opting out of the corner store and buying lottery tickets online. On top of all of that, playing online allows you to play games anywhere.