Fri, Sep 21, 9:52pm by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Tue, Oct 8, 12:53am
Lotteries are one of the oldest forms of gambling in the world, dating back to the second century B.C. in China. Today, multiple lottery operators exist in Australia licensed at state or territory levels, and can be state government-owned or privately-owned companies. Prizes and jackpots can reach tens and hundreds of millions of dollars. No more do patrons need to purchase tickets at news-agencies, convenience stores or petrol stations. Australian lottery players need only one point of reference for all their lotto tickets: www.OzLotteries.com, which is the exclusive and fully accredited distributor of official Australian lottery products via the Internet, operating under strict government supervision.
There are several lottery games syndicated across Australia, and shown below are the major ones which can be played by anyone across the country – and even overseas residents – by purchasing tickets online at www.OzLotteries.com.
Read our Oz Lotteries review here. Note that no tax is levied on any sort of gambling winnings in Australia.
Rest assured that financial transactions for purchasing Aussie lotto tickets online, and withdrawing any winnings from your account at licensed and government-monitored sites such as Oz Lotteries is 100% secure. Oz Lotteries complies with standard online security measures and allows deposit methods such as PayPal, Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards, BPAY and Diners Club International. Winnings are paid in accordance with set dates after the completion of the draw, and once paid to your account, are immediately available for withdrawal or additional purchases. Request a withdrawal by cheque or by direct deposit to your bank account (ID must be verified).
OzLotteries.com is 100% compatible with smartphones and tablets such as iPhones and iPads, Android Samsungs, HTCs and Sonys, Windows phones and BlackBerries, as well as other older data-enabled devices like those using WAP technology.
The site functions exactly as it does on a desktop computer – check all the latest results of lottery games, navigate easily to purchase all game type tickets, and utilise safe and secure AUD currency banking, with transactions protected by 128-bit SSL encryption technology.
Customers receive an email confirmation for every Oz Lotteries transaction they have made, and you can view all purchased tickets in your account directly on your mobile or tablet device. Feel free to contact Oz Lotteries if you have any questions.
There will always be advantages and drawbacks to playing lotto games individually or in a syndicate, and it is imperative to know the pros and cons before deciding how you wish to play. Pooling your money with other lotto enthusiasts does increase your odds of winning because you’re buying, for instance, 1000 tickets all together, instead of five or 10 for yourself. You thus cover significantly more combinations of numbers and reduce the astronomical odds of winning individually with one ticket. And due to the fact you’re playing in a large group, chances are you’ll net at least a few wins, and even if you don’t get all your cash back, it can make purchasing tickets less costly for the individual. We discuss lottery syndicates in depth here.
The very concept of lottery strategies may seem ridiculous at first, because such games are determined by random draws, and short of trying to fix the draw, how can you change your odds of winning? While lucky numbers or lucky combinations more likely to win than others doesn’t hold up logically, there are minor details (important details, nevertheless) that can have an effect on your odds of success in lotteries. The Australian Soccer Pools is one lotto where knowing precisely how matches are ranked can benefit you when selecting your numbers – find out how so here.
Lottery systems such as System 8s and other entries which cover all combinations of the numbers you’ve chosen, do maximise your odds of winning more prizes – by playing a larger spread of combinations, if such numbers are drawn, chances are high you’ll net a win. However if you miss those numbers, you’ve increased your chances of coming away with few or no wins at all. Other systems based around guaranteed wins and those trying to sell you something too good to be true are just that – and those should be avoided at all costs.
We wish to stress that purchasing tickets to play lottos and raffles through Oz Lotteries – an authorised online vendor – is completely legal here in Australia. Note however, that Oz Lotteries is not allowed to offer instant-win scratch cards. For more information about the legalities of online lotteries and other forms of gambling, read our official laws page.
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