Charge me WHAT – Online Lottery Providers

Online lottery providers comissions

Lottery Ticket Price Comparison Online Lottery Providers

Our team was doing a bit of a review over the last couple of weeks on what online lottery providers charge for lottery ticket costs. The reality is, that these guys are in business to make money, so it is only fair that they make something. Most of them set a price and don’t get into any lottery ticket price increases. Most companies have specific rates for their different lotteries though it seems more related to the services they provide than a common market denominator. Let’s take a look.

Check out all the lottery games Jackpocket provides in this Jackpocket review

Take US Powerball Lottery Ticket Costs

Our team decided to pick one lottery and look at the different costs and options offered by various online lottery providers. WinTrillions charges $9.25 per line with a minimum buy-in of about 2 weeks or 4 draws. TheLotter offers a minimum of 3 ticket lines at one-time buy-in for $15.00. They also offer the ‘Power Play’ option at $2.50 a line which can multiply any win excluding the jackpot up to 4 times. PlayHugeLottos charges £3.60 (USD 5.79 at today’s exchange) for one ticket line with an additional £1 per multiplier. It also allows a player to choose how long they’d like to play.

Price of a US Powerball Lottery Ticket

Firstly of all, if you do play US Powerball and do not live in the United States, then there is no way you are going to run out to a local retailer and buy a ticket. If you could, you’d be paying $2 per ticket line plus $1 for the ‘Power Play’ which multiplies prizes by 2, 3, or 4 excluding the jackpot. That means the second prize if the number 3 is used would not be simply one million, but three million.

How Else Do They Make Money and do not take any percentage of any win. Don’t forget wins under $600 are tax-free with both state (in most cases) and federal tax applying to prizes over that sum. does take a 10% agency fee for amounts over £1000, €1000, or US$1000.

Bank Charges at Online Lottery Providers says they don’t take anything, though your bank might charge you a fee for receiving the money (mine did as it came in, in a different currency). They say it’s all part of their service fees in purchasing the original lottery ticket. definitely charges for bank transfers. also charges for bank transfers. Keep in mind, that if you win that big jackpot, get ready to jump on a kerosene canary (that’s an airplane). Most online lotteries require you to go pick up your big win.

How Long Do I Have to Wait

Now you’re wondering how long you have to wait for your money. With any big jackpot, you are going to get it yourself, so that depends on how long it takes to get your flight. Pretty well all online lottery providers we’ve looked at will arrange for someone to meet you to deliver your ticket to you for collection. In most cases, they will help facilitate this. Otherwise, it can be between 2 to 10 days while the company processes your wins from your online account to your actual bank account.

In most cases, this is after you say ‘give me my money. For most wins, the amount is in your online account the following day. For larger wins and let’s go back to US Powerball which means over $600, there is a form to complete for tax purposes.

The Bottom Line on Ticket Prices

For now, I’ll stick with as they have been my provider for years and I am happy with them. The other lottery provider services offer a few things that I might have to think about further but not today. Whoever you chose to play with, make sure you understand what they are charging against what they offer. And have fun playing! You can’t win if you don’t play!

  1. I accidentally bought an El Gordo ticket from I don’t know how they hijacked me from the official website, but they did. I thought I was buying through the real El Gordo, but I was wrong. I paid 26 euro for a ticket, instead of 23 at the official site. I had to ask for my 100 euro winnings, as it was not processed timely. Now they tell me I can only withdraw the amount that I paid, so 26 euros. The rest I’ll have to ask for a bank transfer at the cost of 21 euros. That’s nearly a quarter of my winnings… what a total ripoff. I still don’t understand how they hijacked me Off the official site. But I will NEVER use them again. Total rip off


You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

You May Like: