Lottoland lets you bet on the outcome of lotteries around the world, all from the comfort of your own home. You select your numbers, sit back, dream of how you’re going to spend your new fortune, and wait for the results.

Bet on lottery jackpots around the world

Playing on the National Lottery has been part of the British fabric since it was first launched back in November 1994. Back then, the accompanying television show was hosted by Noel Edmonds, and seven lucky jackpot winners shared the £5,874,778 first prize.

Ever since, the number of people playing, along with the types of games available with the UK’s official lottery, has grown, to include midweek draws, scratchcards, lucky dips, online ticket purchases and more.

Even though it seems like the lottery has been around in the UK for a long time, other countries have had their versions for longer.

The problem in Britain is that while interest in playing all these lotteries is high, you cannot play lotteries from other countries unless you live there – apart from the EuroMillions, of course.

However, now you can take part on all of these draws, including the PowerBall from the US, the Irish Lotto and so much more, by betting on the outcome of the lotteries, rather than buying tickets.

The mechanics are the same, and so are the prizes. And best of all, it’s entirely legal and safe.

Lottoland welcome offer

Because this is betting, rather than physically buying a ticket and entering a lottery, Lottoland has a good welcome offer to attract new customers. For example, you can sign-up and buy two lines for an upcoming Millionaire draw, based on the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker. At the time of writing, the next draw is for a whopping £22 million! If you purchased a ticket direct, it would cost you £2.50 a line. But by taking up the Lottoland welcome offer, you can buy TWO tickets for a total of £2.50.

It’s the cheapest way around to try your luck at one of the world’s largest lottery prizes.

How does Lottoland work?

By acting as a bookmaker, Lottoland is effectively taking bets on what the outcome of many lotteries would be. Instead of, for example, betting that one football team will beat another 2-1, you will bet that a particular set of numbers will come up on the lottery.

Your money goes into the Lottoland fund, and if your numbers come up on the corresponding lottery, Lottoland will pay you out the equivalent in prize money.

The company pays out routine small winnings, as you would get if you landed three or four numbers on the National Lottery, from the profits it makes selling the bets to its customers. If one of those customers hits the big time and lands the jackpot, then that’s not a problem. Lottoland won’t have taken enough bets to cover the biggest jackpots, so instead, it takes out insurance policies to cover the large payouts.

How likely is that to happen? Well, one Lottoland customer, a 36-year-old cleaner from Berlin won £79 million by betting on the outcome of the EuroJackpot in June 2018!

One other thing you need to understand is that if you bet on a series of numbers and they come up, but no-one backed the numbers in the real draw, you would still be paid out the first prize by Lottoland.

Similarly, if one other person in the real draw had the same numbers you placed your bet on, then you would be the “second” jackpot winner and share the top prize 50/50 with the lottery player.

Why can Lottoland offer a welcome promotion?

While the prizes may be the same, there are differences between, say, the UK National Lottery and betting on the outcome with Lottoland. For one, the official lottery promises a portion of each ticket sale to charity.

Although Lottoland has some charitable partnerships, the price of placing a bet goes straight into the company funds, towards its profit and loss. Therefore, it is free to offer welcome bonuses or other promotions, since it will be funding them and not spending money otherwise destined for charity.

Anyone who has joined an online bookmakers site will be familiar with these sorts of deals, where you might place one bet and get another free. That’s what Lottoland currently offers – effectively buying two “tickets” for the “Millionaire Lotto” for the price of one.

Which lotteries can you bet on?

The list of country lotteries you can bet on with Lottoland is extensive. That’s good news because, although you might be set on simply betting on the same lottery all the time, you can keep an eye on which draws have rollovers.

In other words, on most days of the week, there’s an upcoming super draw that has a far bigger prize than normal!

A look through the site shows these major draws currently being offered:

  • Millionaire Lotto
  • PowerBall (US)
  • US Mega Millions
  • Millionaire Go
  • Irish Lotto
  • Mini Lotto (Poland)
  • SuperEnalotto (Italy)
  • Lotto Plus (based on the National Lottery Lotto)
  • Cash4Life (New York)
  • French Lotto
  • Hong Kong MK 6
  • Swedish Lotto Plus
  • Austrian Lotto
  • Sunday Lotto
  • Brazil Quina
  • German Keno
  • SA Lotto
  • Mexico Melate
  • SA PowerBall
  • El Gordo de Verano (Spain)
  • El Gordo
  • Mega 202
  • El Nino

Is Lottoland safe?

Yes! Lottoland holds a gambling license with several key regulatory bodies. In the UK, it holds a license with the UK Gambling Commission, the official Government regulatory body, and it also has a license in Gibraltar alongside some of the biggest names in the online gambling business.

These licenses are critical because, in order to have one, a business must prove it always follows regulations to protect customers. Central to this is offering fair games and keeping player funds separate from business operating expenses – in other words, always ensuring a winning player can be paid promptly.

Businesses with a license are routinely inspected and must abide by stringent rules. All of that means you can be sure Lottoland is a bona fide operator and somewhere you can be confident of being treated correctly.

How long has Lottoland been in business?

Lottoland was founded by businessman David Rosen in 2013 and is based in the attractive Ocean Village Marina in Gibraltar. As of 2017 it had more than 350 employees and operates in the UK, South Africa, Australia, Gibraltar, Ireland and Italy.

Recent accounts show that it turned over more than €300 million in 2016 – another sign the business is a sustainable and safe one to deposit your money and make a bet.

Additional games at Lottoland

Lottoland is an online gambling site. Therefore, because it has a regulatory agreement to do so, it can also offer more traditional online gambling games, like slots, roulette and online scratchcards. There is also a live dealer casino, where you get to play online roulette or blackjack with real dealers using real cards or a proper roulette wheel. It’s like playing in a real casino from the comfort of your own home.

While these games are good fun, always make sure you have the money in your account, or sufficient funds elsewhere, to play them without putting any strain on your finances.

Lottoland supports BeGambleAware and GamCare, both organisations that will help anyone who believes they may be gambling too much.