Cool Features to Optimize Your Lottery Play!

Cool Features to Optimize Your Lottery Play!

Playing the lottery at theLotter is very simple. Select the lottery you want to play, choose your numbers, confirm the purchase, and your tickets are on the way! With lottery play so simple, you may not be aware of the many helpful features at your disposal. Here are some of our most popular cool features, guaranteed to optimize your lottery play!

Get notified when your tickets are scanned

Get notified when your tickets are scannedOnce you purchase your lottery tickets, one of our representatives buys them and then scans them, so that you will see them in your account. We’ll notify you when your scanned tickets are visible! Login to your account and opt-in to receive ticket scan notification emails. See your tickets the moment they’re there!

Use your lucky numbers

Use your lucky numbersDo you have a set of numbers most likely to win the lottery? If so, we’ve made it easy for you to use them every time you fill out your ticket. Pick your favourite numbers, click to save them as your Lucky Numbers and from now on once you’ll be clicking the “MY LUCKY NUMBERS” button your favourite numbers will fill in automatically! How simple is that!

Replay your lucky numbers

Replay your lucky numbersWhen you’re in your account checking the results of your lottery draw entries you may choose to give your number selections another chance. Simply choose the entry you would like to replay, click the REPLAY NUMBERS button and your numbers will fill in automatically in your new tickets.


Invite friends to play the lottery with you and get rewarded!

Invite friends to play the lottery with you and get rewarded!Here’s a win-win opportunity for you and your friends. Invite them to play the world’s top lotteries at theLotter and once they started playing, we’ll reward you with $10 in bonus money. And what’s more, we’ll give your friend $5 as well!

Stay updated on lottery jackpots and results

Stay updated on lottery jackpots and resultsNo time to check the results of lottery draws or how big lottery jackpots have grown? No problem! Opt-in for Jackpot Alerts and we’ll send you an email every time a jackpot is above the amount you’ve selected. Opt-in for Results Alerts so that you’ll know when the results of your favourite lotteries are published on our site. Go to your Account to sign up.

Share your good fortune!

Share your good fortune!Did you get lucky playing the lottery? Demonstrate your generosity by donating a small share of your winnings to a charitable cause. Make a donation with our “theLotter for Charity” programme and we’ll forward it to a well-known charity. And not only that, we’ll double your contribution! Take a look at the available charities.



theLotter´s Raffle: Win a football trip to russia!!!

theLotter´s Raffle: Win a football trip to russia!!!

Russia … World’s biggest football event … You!

Can you imagine watching the most exciting football games in the world in person?
We will make your dreams come true!
We are raffling off an incredible all-inclusive package to the world’s biggest football
event! Play your favourite lotteries and you could find yourself on a plane to Moscow
this summer – a once in a lifetime experience!

Here’s What You Get

all-inclusive package to the world’s biggest football eventTickets for two persons
to three football matches:

17/06 – Germany vs. Mexico
19/06 – Poland vs. Senegal
20/06 – Portugal vs. Morocco

Play your favourite lotteries and take your seat at the world’s biggest & most exciting football matches this summer in Moscow!

Here’s How You Get It

Buy a minimum of 5 lottery tickets between 1 March 2018 and 1 May 2018.

After you’ve purchased a minimum of five tickets, every line you play is equal to one entry in the raffle draw. The more lines you play, the greater your chances of winning the raffle.

The raffle will take place on 3 May 2018. The winning player will be selected randomly at theLotter’s discretion. The winner will be notified by Customer Support.


Play your favourite lotteries and take your seat at the world’s biggest & most exciting football matches this summer in Moscow!

  • Terms and Conditions

    Prize is as stated above. There is no cash alternative.
    The prize is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
    If the prize is not accepted by the winning player for any reason, it will be awarded to the next player selected in the raffle.
    It is the responsibility of the player to have a valid passport for travel to Russia as well as travel insurance. theLotter will assist the player in getting the FAN IDs, the identification document required for visa-free travel to Russia and to enter the stadiums to watch the games.
    As a condition for accepting the prize, the winner and his/her companion must agree to be part of theLotter’s promotional campaign including going public with their names and photo, interviews, and wearing branded merchandise.
    A minimum purchase of 5 shares in a Syndicate or Bundle is equivalent to the 5-ticket purchase requirement for participation in the raffle. Once you’ve purchased a minimum of 5 shares in a Syndicate/Bundle, each of your shares is equivalent to a 3-line ticket.
    The purchase of a ticket with a minimum of 15 lines will qualify you to participate in the raffle, even though you haven’t purchased 5 individual tickets.

Austria Lotto Winning Odds Are So Good, You Have Got to Play!

About Austria LottoWith so many exciting European lotteries to choose from, you might not have considered playing Austria Lotto. That’s a shame because the Austria Lotto winning odds are so good that players tend to win a lot of prizes. We know this very well because one of our players – a chauffeur from Moscow – won an €824,000 Austria Lotto jackpot in February 2016. You could be next!

About Austria Lotto

Austria Lotto, officially known as Lotto 6 aus 45 (Lotto “6 out of 45“), is Austria’s favourite lottery game. The simple “6 out of 45” format is perfect not only for Austrians, but also for lottery players everywhere. This format results in a relatively small number of top prizes, generous mid-tier prizes, and many low-tier winnings. Austria Lotto drawings are held twice every week, on Sundays and Wednesdays, and the minimum jackpot is now guaranteed at €1 million.

The very first Austria Lotto draw took place on 7 September 1986. Austria Lotto’s record jackpot was awarded on 12 August 2015, when a player from Vienna won a jackpot of €9,643,151.70.

Austria Lotto Winning Odds

Austria Lotto Winning Odds Are Incredible

The odds of winning the Austria Lotto jackpot are 1 in 8,145,060. This is far better than the odds of winning the jackpot in some of the other European lotteries. For example, the odds of winning the Swiss Lotto are 1:31,474,716; while in France Loto the odds are 1:19,068,840.

With these jackpot odds you have a good chance of winning Austria Lotto’s top prize! But if you don’t win the jackpot, you still can win in this great lottery. Austria Lotto winning odds give you a great chance of winning in one of the other 9 additional prize divisions. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 16. Austria Lotto winnings are paid out tax free, which is yet another reason many players find Austria Lotto to be their lottery of choice.

theLotter’s Austria Lotto Jackpot Winner

One person who can truly attest to how easy it is to win when playing the Austria Lotto is S. K., a chauffeur from Moscow. The father of three had only been playing at theLotter for a few months when he tried his luck in the Austria Lotto. He picked his numbers randomly as usual. After he purchased his tickets he came home from work and opened up his laptop to see if he had won anything.

S.K. successfully matched the six main numbers selected in the draw: 4, 17, 18, 23, 31, and 40. He won an €824K Austria Lotto jackpot prize. “I lost 3.5 kilos in two days – that is how excited I was,” S.K. said when he was flown by theLotter to Vienna to collect his prize.

theLotter’s Austria Lotto Jackpot Winner

You Could Be the Next Big Austria Lotto Winner

It is easy to see the advantages and benefits of playing this exciting European lottery. Make sure to purchase your Austria Lotto tickets now so that you’ll be ready to win big in the upcoming draw!

The Ultimate Guide to Multi-Draw Packages

Participate in the biggest lottery draws of the planet with Multi-Draw Packages and you save money, time and hassle. Learn all about multi-draw packages in this comprehensive guide on multi-draw packages.

Multi-Draw Packages for Lottery Syndicates

2 Reasons Why Multi-Draw Packages Rock

Do you love playing lotteries online? Great! If there is a particular lottery which you favour or like to play for a few draws in a row, then multi-draw packages are your best choice!

  • Multi-Draws packs save you loads of time and hassle; you no longer need to purchase a ticket for each draw.
  • Multi-Draw packs allow you to make savings of up to 25% compared to regular ticket purchases!

How to Pre-Order Lottery Tickets Online with Multi-Draw Packages

When you play lotteries online at theLotter with a Multi-Draw package, you pre-order lotto tickets for your favourite game. You are in charge. You select how many draws you wish to participate in; there are Multi-Draw Packages for 5, 10, 25 or 52 draws. The numbers on your tickets will be the same each draw and you can either pick your own lucky numbers or opt for a randomly selected lot.

With Multi-Draw packages you only need to place an order once – theLotter takes care of your entries for subsequent draws according to the criteria you set. There’s no need for you to confirm your tickets before each draw and therefore there is no risk of you missing a deadline or forgetting to buy your ticket altogether.

For added comfort, theLotter offers you a choice between manual and automatic renewal of your Multi-Draw package. Whichever option you choose, you will receive an email from us when your package is about to expire. If you opt for auto-renew, the email will tell you that the package has been renewed automatically.

you receive a discount ranging from 15% to 25%

Make More Savings with Multi-Draw Packages for Online Lotteries

You play the lottery because it’s fun and entertaining, but surely your desire to land a big jackpot prize is also part of the equation. theLotter appreciates it when players are faithful to a certain lottery. That’s why we offer a discount when you get a Multi-Draw Package. With Multi-Draw Packages you receive a discount ranging from 15% to 25% compared to the regular price of entries!

How to Play with a Multi-Draw Package for Lottery Syndicates

Since last year, theLotter offers you the ability to play lotteries together with other online lottery players in a lottery syndicate.

We have now extended our Multi-Draw Package service to cover lottery syndicates, too. Lottery group play is undoubtedly the best way for minimising the cost of participation. As if that weren’t enough, theLotter gives an additional discount to lottery syndicate players when they purchase a Multi-Draw package!

When buying a Multi-Draw Pack for a syndicate you will need to decide how many shares you want to buy, because when you play in a group, you will not be the owner of the entire ticket, but rather a shareholder in a group which collectively owns many tickets.

Which Type of Lottery Syndicates for Multi-Draw Packages are there?

Unlike Multi-Draw packages for individual play, Multi-Draw Packages for lottery syndicates allow you to register for different syndicates, provided they’re for the same lottery. There are various lottery syndicates available to you:

  • Random Selection: Numbers randomly chosen for a set number of lines.
  • Systematic Form: Covers all unique combinations possible of between 7 to 14 randomly chosen numbers.
  • Additional Numbers Match Guaranteed: All regular drawn numbers are randomly selected. In addition, the group gets lines with every possible combination of the lottery’s additionally drawn numbers (or number), guaranteeing that the syndicate will match these at least once.
  • Guaranteed Number Match: All regular drawn numbers are randomly selected. Each syndicate line has one variable number, spanning the entire guess range of the lottery. As a result, the syndicate is guaranteed to match at least one of the drawn numbers!

With Multi-Draw packages you can join several different groups and adopt your strategy of choice. You can play it safe by opting for syndicates offering a Guaranteed Number Match, go for those syndicates with the maximum number of winning combinations, or choose a combination of the two!

How Do Multi-Draw Packages for Syndicates Work?

The principle of a Multi-Draw package remains the same regardless of whether you play with a group or alone. If, however, you choose to join a lottery syndicate which is opened specifically for an exceptionally large jackpot, it can happen that, for subsequent draws, theLotter will allocate you to a slightly different syndicate, which most closely matches the characteristics of your original choice. This scenario is clearly explained in our FAQ section. For more information, go to the FAQ section about Syndicates and read the answer to With multi-draw for syndicates, will I always play identical syndicates?

Multi-Draw Packages vs Subscriptions

Multi-Draw Packages and Subscriptions have one important thing in common: they both allow lotto lovers to participate in all the draws of their favourite lottery without missing a single one. Yet, both Multi-Draw Packages as well as Subscriptions have unique advantages distinguishing them from each other. The table below summarises the main characteristics of each service, giving you the opportunity to make up your own mind and choose which option suits you best.



# pre-ordered tickets

5, 10, 25 or 52



Up to 25%


Free ticket


10th ticket free

Manual number selection

Yes (individual play), no (for syndicate play)


Quick Pick



Can you change numbers?




In advance

Per draw

Order cancellation



Syndicate Play



VIP Points

Regular VIP Club criteria apply

25 points

What it boils Down to is this…

Now you’ve read this article, you should have a good understanding of all things related to Multi-Draw Packages, but the three main advantages of playing lotteries with Multi-Draw packs are still the most poignant!

With Multi-Draw Packages:

  • You save money
  • You never miss a draw
  • You maximise your chances of winning

Panamanian Wins $30 Million Jackpot Playing Florida Lotto with theLotter

Florida Winner

Nothing makes us happier at theLotter than to say that we played a small part in changing someone’s life and making a dream come true! We are excited, happy, and proud to announce that Aura D. from Panama won a $30 million jackpot playing Florida Lotto with theLotter! Take a moment to let that sink in and then read on! There are plenty of exciting, unbelievable details to her story!

Panamanian Wins $30 Million Jackpot Playing Florida Lotto with theLotter“I really was needing the money! Really, really!”

Despite being retired, Aura continued working to support her kids.
“I’m a retired woman, I would like to stop working because I continued working because I have my children, but I want to rest, really!”. While Aura doesn’t yet know what she plans to do with her $30 million win, one thing is for certain: she can finally retire for good! Needless to say her children and future generations won’t have to worry about money, either.

I really was needing the money! Really, really

Six Lucky NumbersSix Lucky Numbers

As you can see from Aura’s ticket, the numbers 3, 10, 20, 29, 35 and 50 added up to $30 million! She used the computer generated quick pick to select all of her numbers rather than selecting her own numbers. Not just that, Aura had only been playing with theLotter for about two months before she scored her big win. She found our site online and learned more about theLotter’s services from a customer service representative before deciding to open an account and start playing.

Give Yourself a Chance to WinGive Yourself a Chance to Win

Aura played smart from the beginning by subscribing to the Florida Lotto, ensuring that she would never miss a draw, including her incredible winning draw! Unbelievably, Aura had canceled her subscription and her winning draw was the last one before her subscription finished! Had she cancelled earlier she would not have won! Talk about a close call!

Lightning Strikes TwiceLightning Strikes Twice

It looks like we’re on to something good at theLotter! We purchased Aura’s winning ticket from a store that had also sold a winning ticket worth $100 million in the past! Can lightning strike three times?

To win Florida Lotto a player needs to match six numbers from a guess range of 1-53. Florida Lotto’s jackpot begins at $2-3 million and will grow until there is a winner, there are no jackpot caps or rollover limits. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1:22,957,480, but when you’re lucky that’s enough!

Aura was the sole jackpot winner in the draw of Wednesday July 19th and therefore takes home the entire $30 million jackpot minus taxes.

Add Your Name to the ListAdd Your Name to the List

Aura is the biggest winner on theLotter by far and earns her prominent place on our big winners page! She’ll join, among many others, H. from El Salvador who won $1 million playing US Powerball, S. from Russia who won €824,000 playing Austria Lotto, and of course M.M. from Iraq who won $6.4 million playing Oregon Megabucks all the way from Baghdad! While the size of Aura’s win is certainly important and worth telling, there is so much more to her story than the money.

Add your name to our big winners list and let us tell your incredible story, too! Play now!

First Time Dutch Player Wins $15,000 Mega Millions Prize with theLotter

irst Time Dutch Player Wins $15,000 Mega Millions Prize

One lucky player from Amsterdam won $15,000 playing Mega Millions with theLotter ! Believe it or not: it was his first time playing with theLotter ! Make sure to read on, because there’s plenty more to this incredible story that we are happy to share with you, however, to safeguard his anonymity, for now we’ll call our lucky winner K.

He Switched to theLotter and Won Immediately

K. could not have known it at the time, but simply finding theLotter was his first step in his incredible journey to a lottery win! He explains what led him to theLotter in the first place, ‘I’m playing the Dutch lottery (Staatsloterij) for a long time without ever winning anything so I said, “let me have a look at what is possible internationally and especially in the US.”’

It certainly is a good thing that K. looked beyond Holland for lottery success. Once he landed at theLotter , he was off and running! On his very first try, K. matched four numbers plus the bonus number to win Mega Millions’ 3rd prize!

Lucky Numbers, Smart Thinking

Mega Millions’ 3rd prizeK.’s winning entry is pictured above. As you can see, he correctly chose 4 out of 5 numbers plus the Megaball in draw 2017/49 that took place on 20 June 2017. K.’s winning numbers were 2, 15, 49, 63, and Megaball 3. The jackpot winning numbers were 2,15, 41,49, 63, and Megaball 3. There were no jackpot winners, two second prize winners, and 20 third prize winners, including K.!

K. laughed when we asked him how he got so lucky and chalked it up to, ‘perhaps a little magic.’ However, it was not magic but rather smart thinking on K.’s behalf to add the Megaplier to his Mega Millions entry, multiplying his third prize from $5,000 to a very respectable $15,000!

We Make Our Own Luck

It’s easy to look at K.’s story and only see the story of a very lucky player who found success on his first try. But, that way, we’re missing the most important details of K.’s story!

K.’s story is actually one of action and initiative. Fed up with not winning at home in Holland, he went online to theLotter to play bigger lotteries in the US.

Once K. arrived to theLotter, he made sure that if he would win a prize he would win every single dollar available by adding the Megaplier to his Mega Millions entry.

K. absolutely earned his win. You can earn your own win, too! Play Mega Millions, or Powerball, or any other lottery that calls your name, and don’t forget to add the multiplier, if available! Luck can find you, just make sure you’re prepared!

How It Works

The Biggest Lottery Syndicate Winners of All Time

Lottery syndicates are an excellent play tool because they can increase the players’ odds of winning exponentially. In this article, we will tell you about the biggest lottery syndicate winners of all time so that you can get an idea of the amazing opportunities offered by this play method. With a relatively small investment, these players have become millionaires. Take a look!

How do Lottery Syndicates Work?

When you buy a lottery ticket, you have a chance of winning the amazing prizes in the game. To increase your odds of being a winner, you can buy more lottery tickets because the more your buy, the better chance you have. However, increasing your chances in a significant way requires quite a lot of tickets, which is inevitably expensive.

The major advantage boasted by lottery syndicates is that they offer players the possibility of buying a large amount of tickets as a group. As such, each member of the syndicate holds a share of the winnings that the tickets may generate. This has proven to be the key to success for quite a few players along the years and their stories can show you the power of lottery syndicates. So, whether you want to play the US Powerball, the South Africa Powerball, or the France Loto, playing as part of a syndicate could prove to be extremely lucky!

The Biggest Lottery Syndicate Winners of All Time

1. The Three Amigos

Back in 2012, the Tree Amigos became the best-known lottery syndicate winners of all time when they won a third of the enormous $656 million jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery. The “Amigos” worked together in the Maryland education system and they decided to play as a syndicate. Each of them put in $20 and together they bought as many as 60 tickets.

Their minimal investment paid off tremendously, as they each won a third of their $218.6 million share of the huge jackpot. The Three Amigos wished to remain anonymous, but their story has made numerous headlines in the media because it is an excellent example for lottery players from all over the world.

they won a third of the enormous $656 million jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery

2. Ocean’s 16

The Ocean’s 16 syndicate was one of the three jackpot winners in the US Powerball draw on August 7th, 2013. They each pitched in and together they bought several lottery tickets, one of which turned out to be very lucky for them. The jackpot was worth $448 million, out of which they got one third. This amounted to $149 million and they opted for the $86 million cash option.

Their story is actually one of the most heartwarming lottery stories out there, as six members of the Ocean’s 16 syndicate were among the victims of Superstorm Sandy that struck Ocean County just one year before. They went to collect their winnings together and finally, each of them got a $3.8 million share of the huge jackpot.

3. The Tennessee Twenty

The Tennessee Twenty are the latest lottery syndicate winners

The Tennessee Twenty are the latest lottery syndicate winners. They won $420 million in the  lottery on November 29th, 2016 and they each got an equal share of the prize. The twenty members of the syndicate work together in a metal manufacturing plant and they had been playing the lottery together for as long as eight years.

One of the Tennessee Twenty told the press that they buy lottery tickets worth $120 every Wednesday and Saturday. On November 29th, it was their lucky day and they couldn’t be happier to collect their prize. They chose the $254 lump payment, which earned each of them $12.7 million before taxes.

4. The French Villagers

The biggest lottery syndicate winners in the EuroMillions lottery were from France – the village of Venelle, the Bouches-du-Rhône department. A group of 15 men and women aged 34-62, they scooped a staggering €100 million in September 2009 and they split their winnings amongst them. The mayor of Venelles described them as decent people who “get up early and work hard, basically good people”. With more than 6 million euros in their pockets each, they’ve got a sudden chance to change their lives. For their prize claiming ceremony, they received a royal welcome from the official French lottery operator, including dinner in a prestigious restaurant and a night in a palace, all paid for by the FDJ.

The Mysterious Irish Syndicate

5. The Mysterious Irish Syndicate

The second biggest lottery syndicate winners in the EuroMillions lottery were from Dublin, Ireland. They won a staggering €86.7 million in September 2014 and they split their winnings amongst them. Luckily for them, they were the only winners of the draw, which entitled them to the full amount of the jackpot. They became known as the “Mysterious Irish Syndicate” because they wished to remain entirely anonymous.

6. The Dublin EuroMillions Bus Drivers

July 1st, 2016 was a very lucky day for 22 bus drivers who won a whopping €23.8 million in the  lottery. They were so thrilled with their win that none of them went into work the following day, but Dublin Bus had no problem with that. “I certainly wouldn’t be here if I’d won a million quid”, said the company’s area manager.

The company actually provided them with an additional day off to celebrate their amazing lottery win, but as many as five of the 22 bus drivers came to work that day. A Dublin Bus representative told the press that some of the lucky winners have a longstanding experience of up to 40 years with the company and that they would not have gotten as far in the company as they did “if they weren’t decent blokes”.

Now that these stories about lottery syndicate winners have put things into perspective for you, maybe it is time for you to try online lottery syndicates for yourself. On theLotter, you can buy a share in a syndicate and actively increase your odds of winning the amazing prizes. Good luck!