There was a time that the only way to play the Lottery was to go to a shop or kiosk, fill your slip in and get your ticket. There was the anticipation in the lead-up to the draw and immense levels of tension as families crowded around the TV to see the balls bounce around the tombola, before being announced.
These days, all it takes is a quick tap of your mobile or tablet screen and you’re entered into the draw. But what is seen as a traditional pastime, has been given a further boost in the digital age. You can now bet on the Lottery. It adds a whole new modernized dimension to an otherwise dated classic. And here are some of the reasons why it has become so popular.
Much like anything else we do online, whether that be online shopping, booking tickets and reservations or even gaming, it’s just so convenient. You can use your portable device at home or on-the-go and get straight into the action. After logging in to your account, you’re a couple of taps away from hopefully being a lucky winner. You’ll be in possession of all the relevant information – the date and time of the draw, the numbers of the balls, and more importantly, the odds.
Also, as soon as the draw has been announced, you’ll find out if you’re a winner. If you are, those funds will go straight into your account. There’s no going to a shop to claim your winnings. Dependent on your provider and the amount of funds in your account, you could also be free to withdraw your winnings the same day. How’s that for speedy service!
It’s not only the Paddy Power Irish Lotto that you can select, there are multiple Lotteries from different territories. Perhaps you fancy your chances on the 49’s, or maybe the New York Lotto. You have the option to bet on whichever Lottery you like, and you can even place multiple bets on the different Lotteries on offer.
With each variation comes differences – the number of balls in a draw, the odds on successfully predicting any series of numbers, usually from one to five. And it doesn’t stop there. You can bet on a whole multitude of outcomes too. Will the first number drawn be odd or even? High or low? And what color will that ball be? What about the second, and third, and so on? They say that variety is the spice of life, and this couldn’t be truer with Lottery betting.
Unlike playing the Lottery, which restricts you on how much you spend per ticket, usually a minimum of £1 or 2, betting on the Lottery has a level of flexibility. Play your way. There will be a minimum and maximum stake you can place, but you’re still free to play within your means.
Maybe you have confidence in one of your favorite or lucky numbers being drawn, and you want to lump on that single number. At the other end of the spectrum, you could go gung-ho and predict five of the numbers you think will come up – but instead, bet a smaller amount. Let’s take the example of the Irish Lotto here. Betting on one number has odds of 6/1, while two numbers is 60/1, all the way up to five numbers, which offers an extortionate chance of 130000/1. It all depends on how confident and lucky you are feeling.
While the Lottery has been in existence for many years and to this day, has a loyal fanbase, its longevity will continue so long as there are more ways to play. Having the opportunity to bet on the Lottery offers a new perspective.