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What is lotto betting?

At Lottomart Games, we offer you the chance to bet on lotteries from all over the world where tens of millions of pounds in jackpots are available every week. When you put that alongside the huge hourly and daily jackpots on offer on our amazing range of slot games and the humongous prizes available around the clock on our exclusive scratchcards, that means we're your one stop shop for the biggest jackpots in town! But what does lottery betting mean and how does it differ from buying a ticket for a draw in the old traditional way?

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Bet on your favourite lotteries

Lotto betting works by placing a bet on the outcome of one of many official lottery draws which take place daily all over the world. In short, you're betting that you could successfully guess which numbers are going to be drawn when the balls come out.

You choose your favourite numbers just as you always have when buying a ticket - that might be your house number, a family member's birthday or the squad number of your favourite footballer - and if you can correctly match the required number of balls, you'll win a cash payout! Pretty simple!

How does lotto betting differ from buying a ticket?

When it comes to the format of the games - you won't notice a difference when lotto betting. The structure of how you choose your numbers and how the prizes are calculated are very similar (game structures vary from lotto to lotto). You'll also find that the jackpot amounts are almost always identical to the prizes available on the official draw. However, it is important to know that you are not buying a ticket in the official lottery draw.

When betting on lotteries at Lottomart Games, if you're lucky enough to match all the numbers in, for example, the Irish Lotto - then Lottomart Games would be paying you out the full lump sum, not the official lottery provider.

How does Lottomart Games afford to pay out lottery jackpots?

When the lottery jackpots on offer at Lottomart games can run into the hundreds of millions, it's only fair to ask whether your winnings will be correctly paid out. The answer to this question, is of course, yes! Smaller prizes won on the lotteries we offer the opportunity to bet on - say matching 3 numbers correctly on the Mega Millions - are paid out from the revenues generated on sales we make. The bigger jackpots - let's say you correctly guess all 6 numbers on the Irish lotto and scoop the minimum prize of €2m - are covered by us insuring against these larger payouts. This means that when you're selecting your lucky numbers, or even just hitting quick pick, you can do it in the confidence that you'll be paid out every time, whether your win is a nice little boost to the week, or a more substantial payout.

Are the prizes on offer the same?

When you're playing at Lottomart Games, the prizes available for the major draws will match that of the official lottery providers and in some instances we even create our own special boosted jackpots so you could win an even bigger payout! That means that when you win a prize, whether it's big or small, the payout will be at least as good as you'd have got if you bought a ticket for the lottery at your local shop.

So, if you've seen that the US Powerball jackpot has reached a payout of $250m and you want a chance to win that mind-blowing prize, then you can place your bet with us quickly and easily online, from the comfort of your own home. And if you're the only person who manages to correctly match all 5 numbers, plus the powerball… well then you're walking away with the full jackpot payout - paid to you by Lottomart Games.

What are the benefits of betting on lotteries vs. buying a ticket?

One of the main benefits of betting on a lottery with Lottomart Games, as opposed to buying a physical ticket is convenience. We've built our whole experience around making the process of choosing your numbers, selecting the number of draws you want to bet on and making sure you're on, as quick and as easy as possible. So if you've got home late and thought you'd missed the chance to get involved in the big Friday night draw, then fear not - we're here for you. When you're betting on the lottery with us, everything has been built and designed for a seamless online experience so you can quickly place the bet you're after and then maybe explore some of the other great games and entertainment we have on offer across the site.

The other key difference of lotto betting with Lottomart Games is that as we're an independent operator, we have the flexibility to offer loads of unique benefits which you wouldn't get when buying your ticket with the official provider. Whether that's free bets earned via our exclusive loyalty programme diamonds, special offers such as extra lines for your money or enhanced jackpots where the maximum prize exceeds that of the official provider, these added extras that might give you even more chances of hitting the big one would only be available if you're playing here. We've even created our own 'Boost' feature which is exclusive to Lottomart Games, to give our customers even more chances to scoop the biggest prizes…

How easy is it to purchase a ticket?

Purchasing lotto bets is as easy as navigating to the Lotto tab on the Lottomart site or app and choosing which lotto you want to bet on. Then it’s as simple as selecting ‘Bet here’. Please note that each lotto may have a different starting bet. Bets on Quick Lotto Plus for example start from £1. Alternatively, you can select the quick pick option (green button), whereby the lotto numbers are automatically chosen for you, so you don’t have to manually pick them. Again, different lottos have different options when it comes to the quick pick option. Picking on Quick Lotto Plus again, tapping on the green button will give you 10 quick picks for just £10. Whichever lotto you decide to bet on, all have the option of betting on a single line bet or betting on multiple line bets for a predetermined amount. We are sure you’ll agree that the process is much quicker and simpler than having to leave the comfort of your own home to go down to the shops to buy physical lottery tickets!

What is Boost at Lottomart Games?

Boost is an exclusive feature developed here at Lottomart Games. It works by giving you the opportunity to increase your chances of winning a prize in any of our lotto draws by multiplying the number of line bets you have in a draw by as many as 32 times. In exchange for increasing your chances of winning a payout by 32x, the value of the prizes reduce in proportion.

So how does that work in practice?

Let's say you've seen that the jackpot for the Europe Millions (our lotto based on the EuroMillions) has reached £32m and you'd like a piece of the action. At Lottomart Games you can take your chances from just £3 per line bet, simply and easily online.

By boosting your bet, we offer you the chance to increase your line bets from 1, all the way up to 32, which means that rather than having 1 line with a chance of winning £32m, you now have 32 line bets in with a chance of winning £1m.

If you'd like to know more about our exclusive boost feature, please visit the dedicated Boost section in our support pages, or have a play around with the easy to use boost feature when placing your lottery bet.

What lotteries can I bet on?

The beauty of betting on lotteries at Lottomart Games is the choice we offer from all around the world. Whether it's access to the biggest jackpots from the States you're after or you want a lottery which will settle within minutes, our great range of lottery betting options has you covered:

  • Great British Lotto - If you love the UK lotto, then this is the one for you. Drawn every Saturday and Wednesday with the six ball format you're familiar with.
  • Europe Millions - This is our lotto betting game that gives you everything you love about EuroMillions. Drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays, make sure you keep your eyes out for our regular special offers on this, our most popular draw.
  • Irish Lotto - Drawn on Wednesday and Saturday each week in Dublin, the Irish Lotto has been a firm favourite of lottery betters for years and with minimum prizes of €2m on offer each time, we can see why!
  • Eurojackpot - this game lets you bet on the outcome of the official Eurojackpot which is drawn each Friday evening and sees a jaw-dropping minimum prize of €10m every time.
  • US Powerball - They do things big in America and the US Powerball is no different! With prizes which can grow into the hundreds of millions, betting on the outcome of the US multi-state lottery each Wednesday and Saturday could lead to some eye-watering wins.
  • Mega Millions - Just like the US Powerball, Mega Millions offers you the chance to bet on one of the USA's biggest draws every Tuesday and Friday. The jackpots here has previously reached over $1 billion, so it's no surprise that the chance to claim a part of these huge prize-pools is a massive draw for our customers.
  • Cash4Life - Do you like the idea of winning £1k, every day, for the rest of your life? Of course you do! Well betting on Cash4Life offers exactly that if you can match 5 numbers plus the cash ball in this daily draw.
  • Mini Lotto, Quick Lotto & Quick Lotto Plus - Don't like the idea of waiting around for the draw you've bet on to settle? Well these are the games for you. With draws going on as often as every 4-minutes on these lottery, there's no need to wait around to find out if you've won.

How fast could I receive my winnings?

To win a lotto draw, you’ll need to match up numbers from your line bets to the numbers drawn in the underlying lotto draw. In Quick Lotto, for example, 20 numbers are drawn. To win, you’d need to match 10 numbers of your line bet from the 20 drawn. Do so and you win the jackpot!

Upon the settling of a lotto draw, you’ll get two reminders about any results you may not have seen. The first is via a prompt at the bottom of the Lottomart app. The second is an email. As soon as you get the prompt or email, you can check the results to see if you’ve won a prize.

And how fast are winnings processed and credited to your account? We normally make the results available as soon as possible after the draw has taken place. You’ll find all the draw details in ‘My Buys’ near the top-right of the screen. Most prizes are credited immediately. Bigger wins in the top prize tiers may require additional verification procedures and adjustments. Even if you don’t hear from us directly, your account should still be credited within a few hours. You can also check your bet ticket for further information.

How can Lottomart pay such high jackpots for Lottery Betting?

Lotto draws undergo a rigorous system of checks and balances before any winnings are paid out. This includes verifying that the draw results match the draw results from the actual lottery, followed by payment and player checks. For lotto draws that are insured, the insurer will need to be contacted before the player verification process takes place.

Once the insurer is happy to proceed, then we move forward with the player verification checks as well as processing the winning payout. And it’s because the lotto draws are insured that it’s possible to pay such high jackpot amounts. All this takes place behind the scenes and doesn’t affect how quickly winnings are paid out. And as we said earlier, most prizes are credited immediately; others can take up a few hours at the most.

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