Thanks to the ease of access to the Internet in various parts of India, you can now play the top international as well as Indian lotteries online, from the comfort of your home. To play, all you need is a mobile device – computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet – and you’re good to go!
If you haven’t ever played lottery before, don’t worry, the process is quite easy. Just ensure that you’re at least 18 years old and sign up to your favorite lottery website!
How to Register at an Online Lottery?
Google your most preferred online lottery and choose an online casino that offers it. After that, follow the steps below.
- Explore the various withdrawal and payment options and see if they suit you.
- Click on the “Register” or “Sign Up” button.
- Fill in required information – name, age, phone number, etc.
- Make a deposit with your international credit/debit card or e-Wallet like Skrill or Netller.
You’re now all set to play!
Follow the steps for the different lotteries below to learn how to play them.
1. Mega Millions
Create the account on an online casino that offers Mega Millions lottery and follow the steps below.
- Click on Mega Millions and choose Play Now.
- Pick five main numbers and one bonus number (Mega Ball number) on a ticket. You can also use the Quick Pick feature so that the website chooses the numbers for you.
- You can also buy a maximum of 20 tickets and choose the six numbers on them. But this limit depends on the casino you’ve chosen.
- One ticket costs approximately Rs. 210, with the jackpot price going up to a whopping Rs. 600 crores. Since most online casinos are governed by the UK Gambling Commission or the Malta Gambling Authority, you would be required to pay in Euros.
Create an account on an online casino offering Powerball before starting to play.
- Once you choose Powerball on the online casino, 20 tickets will show on the website.
- Buy one or more tickets and choose five numbers and one bonus number. You can also let the website choose the numbers for you by clicking on the Quick Pick feature.
- After choosing the numbers make the payment. The cost for each ticket is Rs. 270, and the jackpot can be up to Rs. 600 crores.
- Since these online casinos do not accept INR, you will have to make the payment in Euros.
Choose an online casino offering EuroMillions and create an account.
- After clicking on EuroMillions, you will be taken to a page to choose five numbers from 1-50 and two numbers from 1-12. You can choose to let the website pick the seven numbers for you at random.
- You can also buy multiple tickets and have different numbers on them to increase your chances of winning.
- Once you’ve chosen the numbers and tickets, make the payment. Each ticket costs Rs. 270.
- Wait for the draw to happen. It takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 9 pm CET. This is 12.30 am in IST during the summers and 1.30 am IST during the winters.
You can also choose to play any of the above lottery with a group, also known as lottery pool. Two or more people can come together to buy a ticket, and then split the prize money accordingly. Or one person collects the money, and buys multiple tickets, and the wins are divided according to an individual’s investment.
Claiming the Reward
The lottery operator or casino will send an email or text message to you on the details you provided while signing up, in case you win. To be even more sure, you can check the results on the respective lottery pages after the draw has taken place.
Your reward will be credited to your online account and you can either withdraw it or use it to purchase future tickets.