Bet On Lottery Numbers
Whilst many people are happy to buy their lottery tickets in the usual way, betting on lotteries has become incredibly popular. Rather than spend £2 on a UK Lotto ticket, canny punters are aiming for better odds by wagering on the outcome of the numbers that are drawn on games such as The New York, Irish, Spanish, South African, Greek, French, German and other European/Worldwide lotteries. By betting on the outcome of a particular draw - not only can you play a lotto that's outside the country - but you have the chance to win on single numbers. Additionally the odds of winning are usually better for two and three correct numbers compared to the prizes on offer by playing direct. With lottery betting you're actually placing a bet on the numbers being drawn - not actually playing the game or purchasing a ticket. Your money also isn't going into a pool! The odds are fixed so if you win you know exactly how much you'll receive.
Which Lotteries Can I Bet On?
The lottery you choose to bet on is entirely up to you but there's a reasonably decent choice at selected UK Bookmakers. Follow the links below to discover where to wager on these games and compare the odds at various sites.
Note that as of April 2018, UK consumers have been banned from betting on the outcome of Euromillions at UK bookmakers. This brings the game in line with existing regulations for UK National Lottery draws. However it is possible to bet on these particular games at Boylesports because they're an Irish bookmaker.
Other Lottery Sites
Over the years there have been a number of lottery ticket services online. Amongst these are TheLotter (which redirects to Lottoland for UK players), Winmorelotto.com (closed), Playhugelottos.com, Lotto Social, Lottobytext, Love My Lotto and LottoGo.com. The nature of these sites varies from purchasing tickets and placing you in syndicates to simply offering bets on lottos. We'll be looking at them in due course but if you're looking to bet on lotteries then we advise sticking with our recommended bookmakers listed above. Additionally there are sites like Lottoland that offer betting on the results of other worldwide lottos and jackpot games. They boast over 30 different games include Swedish, Austrian, Brazil Quina, South Africa, US Powerball, MegaMillions, El Nino and Mega-Sena.
Bet On Lottery Offers
We recommend that you use a well known brand to place your lottery number bets. Bookmakers such as Paddy Power, William Hill, Ladbrokes and Betfred all have channels specifically for lotteries. Of these we'd suggest that Betfred are the most proactive with 14 different games to choose from. They run their own games such as The Nifty Fifty and they even have a nice mobile app that's free to download. Bet365 also have a decent lottery section plus have recently launched Lotto365 in association with 49s. William Hill offer markets on a selected number of games including the Polish and German lottos, whilst Ladbrokes are more conservative and only feature 49s, Daily Millions and The Irish Lotto. Not every bookmaker offers lottery markets. Limited options aren't unusual and some bookies, for example 888Sport, no longer offer lotto betting whilst Unibet who had one of the most interesting Lotto channels have dropped the markets altogether.