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Playing the Lottery Online Versus Offline

Before the internet swept the globe, the lottery was a very different game. Players hoping to get lucky bought a ticket at a corner shop and waited for the newspaper to see if they struck gold. Now, the internet has opened up a whole new world for lottery players. Whether you choose to play the lottery online or offline, playing is easier (and more fun) than ever before. Here are the major differences between playing online lottery and offline lottery today.


Opening Hours

Possibly the best part about playing the lottery online is the freedom to play from wherever you are. It’s no trouble if you’re walking in the park, on your morning commute or stuck in a tedious meeting. You can check your results, buy tickets and manage your account at any hour of the day.


Buying a Ticket

You can still buy a lottery ticket the old-fashioned way, if you’d like. Just walk into one of 32,000 local shops, select your numbers and pay at the counter. All Camelot and Health Lottery stores are equipped with a Quick Pick machine that randomly selects numbers if like to leave your odds up to chance.


Of course, there’s no need to take a trip to the store when you play online. Instead, you can buy a ticket with the click of a button. Online players must register for an account and enter some basic information including date of birth, debit card information and contact details. Your account will store all your personal information so buying a ticket next time will be a breeze.



If you play the lottery, you’ve probably had a vision of winning the jackpot and then losing the winning ticket. Whether you leave it in a black cab, use the ticket as a bookmark and return it to the library or have your purse snatched on the street, this nightmare is a plot worthy of a Hollywood film. If you’re playing lottery online, however, there’s no need to keep your ticket under lock and key. Your online account stores a record of all the tickets you purchase and all the numbers you select, so there’s no risk of losing out on your winnings.


Getting the Results

If you buy a winning ticket offline and forget to check the numbers, you might never know to claim your prize. With the online lottery, however, results are posted on the website, on Facebook and Twitter, and in the newspaper so you have a wide range of ways to find out if you picked the lucky numbers. With smaller prizes won online, the amount is transferred directly to your bank account.


Types of Games

These days, the gaming options aren’t limited to which tickets are available at your local petrol station. When you play the lottery online, you have access to vast collection of games that you can play at any time. Whether you fancy scratch tickets and other “instant win” games, classic draw lottery or bingo, you can find it all online.


Whether you prefer to play lottery online or offline, the Health Lottery is waiting. Stop into one of the 32,000 retailers or just visit the website. Who knows? Today could be your lucky day.