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Lotteries.com Frequently Asked Questions

Here’re some of our most frequently asked questions. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if we haven’t provided the answer you are looking for.

What is Lotteries.com?

Lotteries.com is a premium online lottery betting service that lets you safely bet on the outcomes of the world's biggest jackpots.

What is lottery betting?

Lotteries.com will pay all smaller wins directly from the revenue they receive from sales. Larger jackpot wins will be covered by Lotteries.com’s insurance model.

Lotteries.com operates an insurance model which means that each bet someone makes is insured. This insurance-based business model enables Lotteries.com to offer their players the ability to win huge jackpots, offered by official lottery operators, from all over the world.

If you win you will receive the same payouts for each prize tier as you would have, had you purchased a ticket from the base lottery operator. For more information please read the Game Rules for each game prior to playing, to understand how much you would win if there were other winning players, or winners of the base lottery draw. Terms and conditions apply.

Do I get a lottery ticket?

No, because you are not buying a lottery ticket. Instead, you are placing a bet that your selected numbers will match the results of your chosen lottery's official draw.

Does Lotteries.com run its own lotteries?

No. Lotteries.com acts as an online bookmaker that offers betting options on official national lotteries. All lotteries featured on our site are regulated and licensed by the governments of their respective countries. Lotteries.com operates an insurance model which means that each bet someone makes is insured.

Are you a licensed betting site?

Yes. Owned and operated by International Multi-Media Entertainments Limited (IMME), Lotteries.com is licensed and regulated under the UK Gambling Commission.

Will my information remain secure?

Always. Lotteries.com is committed to providing a secure online gaming environment for you. When you register for an account, your information is encrypted by the industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology. Lotteries.com will also ensure that your data remains protected in compliance with Lotteries.com Privacy Policy including GDPR compliance.

What can I win?

You will receive the same prizes as if you had entered the official lottery draw. The payout structure for the jackpot and prize categories match the ones offered by the official draw!

How can I be sure I will get paid?

Lotteries.com buys lottery tickets to insure against your bet and larger jackpot wins will be covered by Lotteries.com’s insurance model. Not only does this guarantee payouts for winnings, but in addition to operating an insurance model, we purchase lottery tickets and in that way, we contribute to various good causes in the host nations. In addition, we are also fully licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, which ensures that all players receive their true winnings.

Lotteries.com operates an insurance model which means that each bet someone makes is insured. This insurance-based business model enables Lotteries.com to offer their players the ability to win huge jackpots, offered by official lottery operators, from all over the world.

Who can play?

Players must be 18 years of age or older. Please note that our services are not available to residents of the following countries: Afghanistan, American Samoa, Canada, China, Congo, Georgia, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Northern Mariana Islands, Nigeria, Palau, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Somalia, Switzerland, United States of America and the Virgin Islands (US).

What are the benefits of lottery betting with Lotteries.com?

As a leading lottery betting site, we are proud to offer the following benefits:

  • Unique Betting Options -- We offer a variety of syndicate options so you can enjoy easy group betting for improved chances of winning!
  • Guaranteed Winnings -- To insure against your bet, we purchase tickets with your numbers and hold them in safekeeping for the duration of the draw or take out insurance as referred to above for larger wins. This means players always receive their winnings, directly into their account.
  • Safe & Reliable -- Licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, Lotteries.com provides the highest standards of protection in online gambling.
  • Charity & Good Causes -- When you bet on select games with Lotteries.com, because Lotteries.com also purchases tickets to insure against your bet, some portion of your bet goes towards charitable causes in communities throughout that lottery’s country

How do I place a bet?

Placing a bet on the lottery of your choice is very simple. Read our How It Works page for a step-by-step guide on how to get started with lottery betting.

Lottery Betting Syndicates? What are they?

A Lottery Betting Syndicate allows you to bet on numerous lines for a given lottery or a number of lotteries. If any of the lines wins at any prize tier level, including the jackpot, you will then receive a share of the winnings.

How do Syndicates work?

The larger the number of lines in the syndicate the higher your chances of winning. Each syndicate has a set number of shares. So, for instance, if you select a syndicate with 100 shares and then purchase 1 share and win a £200m jackpot you will receive £2m. If you purchased 2 shares you would win £4m, if you purchased 3 it would be £6m and so on.

How to make a Syndicate bet?

Select the syndicate you wish to bet on and then select how many shares you would like either as a Super Syndicate or a Regular Syndicate. Next click ‘Add to Cart’ to proceed to the cart and complete your order.

How much does it cost to make a Syndicate bet?

The price depends on the Syndicate you choose to bet on and the number of shares you select. For example - If the price per share for a syndicate is £2 you will pay £2 for one share. You’ll pay £4 for 2 shares, £6 for 3 shares and so on. The price per share is shown when you have made your selection before you ‘Add to Cart’.

How do I know that my payout is guaranteed?

All winnings are calculated and paid out in accordance with the Lotteries.com Terms and Conditions and are guaranteed to be paid out! Lotteries.com is owned and operated by International Multi-Media Entertainments Limited which is regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.

How do I checkout and confirm my order?

When you have added a bet to your cart, you can check out by clicking on the ‘Place Bet’ button. Once your payment is processed, you will receive a notification email with your bet slip. If you have insufficient funds in your player account, you will be prompted to deposit the remaining balance into your account.

How do I deposit funds into my account?

You can add funds to your Lotteries.com account once you've logged in.

  1. Click on 'Add Funds' at the top right-hand corner of the website.
  2. Under the 'Adds Funds' section, you will see a form to add a new payment method.
  3. After filling in your details, enter your password in the password field and hit 'Complete Deposit'.

You will receive an email notification once your funds have been successfully added.

What are my payment options?

Currently, Lotteries.com accepts Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, Neteller and Skrill as payment options.

How do I add or remove payment methods from my account?

You can add or remove bank cards by logging into your account.
To add a payment method,

  1. Click on 'Add Funds' at the top right-hand corner of the website.
  2. Under the 'Adds Funds' section, you will see an option to 'Select a new payment method'.
  3. Click on it and fill in the details of your additional payment method.

To remove a payment method, click on the 'Delete' option that is located beside your payment method.

What should I do if my payment for a bet does not go through?

If your payment for a bet does not go through, please get in touch with our customer service agents who will be happy to assist you. Click on the 'Live Chat' tab at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen to chat with an agent. Alternatively you can send an email to support@lotteries.com or visit our Contact page for more options.

How can I view my transactions on Lotteries.com?

You can view all your transactions on your player account. After logging into your player account, select 'Transactions' from the drop-down menu. Here you can view the deposits made, bets placed and any winnings.

How do I check to see if I've won after placing a bet?

After the draw has taken place, a draw results email is sent to players who submitted a lottery bet. This will inform you whether you matched enough numbers to win a prize or not. Players can also check the individual results pages on our website.

If you win a prize, you can view your winnings by logging into your player account. Click 'Account' on the top right hand corner of the screen and select 'Winnings' from the drop down menu. You will be able to view your 'Withdrawable balance' or winnings.

How do I claim my winnings?

Winnings will be credited to your player account. You can request a withdrawal by logging into your account.

  1. Click on 'Account' at the top right hand corner of your screen.
  2. Select 'Winnings' from the drop-down menu.
  3. You will be able to view your winnings here. Specify the amount you wish to withdraw and the payment method you want your winnings credited to.
  4. Click 'Request Withdrawal'.

Your request will be reviewed by an agent and once approved the winnings will be transferred to your specified payment method. Please note that you can claim winnings to any payment method that has been previously registered and used on Lotteries.com.

How do I place a new bet with my winnings?

When you place a new lottery bet, Lotteries.com automatically deducts the price from funds available in your Player Account balance first (i.e. the funds you deposited). If this balance does not cover the cost of the bet, then we will use your withdrawable balance (i.e. your winnings).

If the cost of your bet is more than the funds available in your account, a column in the checkout area will indicate how much extra you need to pay yourself to complete the transaction.

Are my winnings taxable?

It depends on your country of residence. Please contact your local qualified tax advisor for any tax-related enquiries.

How do I make changes to my registered details on my account?

You can make changes to your registered email address and other information on your account at any time.

  1. Click on 'Account' at the top right hand corner of your screen.
  2. Select 'Account' from the drop-down menu.
  3. You will be taken to the 'Account Details' section where you can edit your account details.
  4. After you are done, click 'Submit' to save the updated information.

What options does Lotteries.com offer for responsible gambling?

Lotteries.com is committed to providing a responsible gambling gaming environment. We offer the following safeguards to all our players.

Self-Exclusion -- Players can opt to self-exclude for a period of 5 months up to 5 years. Once the self-exclusion ban is in place, you are blocked from placing any bets on Lotteries.com.

Bet Limit -- Players can limit the maximum amount of money spent on a bet over a designated period. The individual bet limit can be amended on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

Permanently Deactivate Account -- Players can also choose to permanently delete their account, if required.

For more information on responsible gambling, please read section 30 of our Terms and Services.

How do I set and change my bet limit?

Your bet limit is the maximum amount of money you can spend on a bet over a designated period of time. You have the option to set your own bet limit by logging into your player account. Please note that the maximum daily deposit limit will still operate as the highest limit possible.

To set your bet limit, follow the steps below:

  1. Click on 'Account' at the top right hand corner of your screen.
  2. Select 'Account' from the drop-down menu.
  3. Scroll down to the 'Bet Limit' section and click on it to reveal drop-down menu.
  4. You can set your limit here by entering the maximum amount you wish to bet and the time period.
  5. Click 'Set Limit'.

You can change your bet limit at any time but please note that it takes 24 hours for increases to take effect. Decreases to your limit will be immediate.

How do I activate self-exclusion?

You can activate your self-exclusion ban by logging into your player account.

  1. Click on 'Account' at the top right hand corner of your screen.
  2. Select 'Account' from the drop-down menu.
  3. Scroll down to the 'Self-Exclusion' section and click on it.
  4. Select how long you want your self-exclusion period to last and click 'Submit'.

Please note that once you click 'Submit', you cannot undo your action. During your self-exclusion period, you will be blocked from placing any bets on Lotteries.com. Once your self-exclusion period ends, you need to call customer service to regain access to your account.

How do I delete my account?

You can delete your Lotteries.com account at any time. Please note, however, that this action cannot be undone and that it may result in the non-payment of remaining balance.

Follow the steps below to delete your player account:

  1. Log into your player account.
  2. Click on 'Account' at the top right hand corner of your screen.
  3. Select 'Account' from the drop-down menu.
  4. Scroll down until you reach the 'Account Status' section and click on it.
  5. You will see an option to 'Permanently Deactivate Account' underneath. Click on it to delete your account.

Privacy - Protecting my data and GDPR

Lotteries.com make sure that we protect your data and comply with privacy and data protection laws. More information on this can be found in the Lotteries.com Privacy Policy.

I have more questions. How do I contact Lotteries.com?

Our friendly customer service agents are always happy to help. You can reach them via live chat, telephone, skype, or email.

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