The Australian lottery landscape has been dominated by the same old lotteries for what seems like forever. It’s no secret that Australians love a punt, but there hasn’t really been anything new on the Aussie lottery scene in a long time. Enter The Lottery Office; Australia’s newest Government licensed lottery provider. This means that Australians now have a way to benefit from the mammoth overseas lotteries that we hear about, but haven’t been able legally access until now. It’s now possible to play to win from a US Mega Millions jackpot, which, by the way, has the world record for the largest ever single winning lottery ticket, at AUD$2.3 billion (yes, BILLION).
The Lottery Office is different to the traditional, familiar Australian lotteries. When you buy a lottery ticket with The Lottery Office, they purchase a matching ticket in an overseas lottery draw, and if there are any winnings they pass the same value of winnings directly to you.
What does The Lottery Office bring to the table?
Different games with prizes that we haven’t seen in Australia before.
An innovative business model allows Australians to win from overseas lotteries that have been out of reach until now. Some of these international lotteries have truly unfathomable prizes, while others have more modest jackpots but are easier to win. They offer something for anyone interested in lottery, from serious regular players, to casual mega jackpot hunters.
As well as the US Mega Millions (tickets are matched with The Lottery Office’s own USA Mega Lotto), Australians can play to win from:
USA Power Lotto (matching tickets are purchased in the US Powerball. Not to be confused with Powerball Australia)
European Millions (matching tickets are purchased in Europe’s EuroMillions)
Italian Super Jackpot (matching tickets are purchased in Italy’s SuperEnalotto)
European Jackpot (matching tickets are purchased in Europe’s Eurojackpot)
UK Lotto (matching tickets are purchased in the UK National Lottery)
Irish Lotto (matching tickets are purchased in the Irish National Lotto)
More lotteries are expected to be added soon.
Draws take place 5 days a week, and there is an excellent Lottery Office app for both Android and iOS devices.
No commissions are taken on prizes and all winnings are Australian tax exempt.
Supporting Local Charities
It’s not just players and jackpot winners that benefit when they have a punt with The Lottery Office, with a percentage of ticket sales going towards local Australian charities. In its short lifetime, The Lottery Office Charitable and Community benefits Fund has donated over $250,000 to good causes in Australia.
Lotteries are important sources of income for those that need it most; even players who don’t win are still helping Australians communities. The Lottery Office is also 100% Australian owned and operated. It employs local staff and profits remain in Australia.
Government audits bring peace of mind
The Northern Territory Government continuously audits The Lottery Office to ensure they are compliant with the terms of their license. It’s reassuring to know that they’re licensed, safe and genuinely Australian, especially with a raft of illegitimate gambling sites caught trying to scam Aussies. Gambling on the internet can be a minefield, but it doesn’t have to be, as long as you stick with official Government approved lottery providers.
Changing the way Aussies play lottery
The lottery Office offers Aussies an alternative to the same old predictable lotteries. With access to international lotteries and the massive prizes they offer, it’s no wonder people are changing the way they play lottery in Australia.