Comparison of online lotto websites
I you are planning to get a ticket (or multiple tickets) for any of the big lotto jackpots available, you must know that there is more than one provider. As a matter of fact, there are 4 websites where you can get your tickets. To make your decision easier, we have gathered some info on the various online lotto websites and we can now provide you with a comparison.
Quick comparison and most basic details
After some research, we have set up a table with the most important characteristics for the three best lottery websites. Where there are points awarded for specific aspects, 10 points mean the highest rating for that aspect, while zero points is the worst.
One of the most important aspects for this comparison of online lottery websites is, of course, the price of the lotto tickets. Unlike when buying a ticket at a lotto shop in the country where the lottery is held, prices can vary. The obvious reason is that the online ticket services have expenses because they have to employ a number of agents who buy the tickets on site on behalf of their customers. For this service, they charge their customers, and that charge varies. The amount they charge per single ticket depends on how many tickets you buy - obviously, buying multiple tickets for multiple draws results in a cheaper per-ticket price.
|Link to Wintrillions||Link to TheLotter||Link to Lottoland||Link to Jackpot|
|Providing tickets since||2006||2002||2011||2014|
|average price for one Euromillions ticket||€ 5,92||€ 2,3||€ 2,95||€ 2,55|
|average price for one Powerball ticket||€ 7,42||€ 3,63||€ 3,27||€ 2,80|
|flexibility of choices for nr of lines, nr of draws||8||9||8||5|
|payout speed and methods||10||9||7||8|
|Option to play only when jackpot is higher than xx||no||no||yes||no|
|Casino style games||yes||no||yes||yes|
|number of available lotteries||19||46||31||18|
|seat of company||Malta||Belize||Gibraltar||Malta|
Considering the functionality and comfort aspects, your first choice would be Wintrillions, but as you can see, there is one really big issue with them and that is their ticket price. They charge almost twice the amount the others charge - that is just too much in our opinion.
TheLotter and Lottoland are pretty much in the same league as far as the price per ticket goes. Since they both offer various promotions on a regular basis, the price you finally pay depends on what promotional offer is currently available. For that reason, we recommend you check out both sites before deciding.
While LottoLand has one interesting feature that no other company has, namely the option to buy any number of tickets, but have them participate only in draws where the jackpot is higher than a preselected amount (you can actually set this amount to 50/100/150/200 Million).
Lastly, Jackpot is the "youngest", i.e. newest competitor in this field. They actually do things a little differently - they do not buy tickets for you but they allow you to wager on the results of those lotteries. They payout is still guaranteed because they are obliged to pay you by the Malta Gaming Authority who licensed them. Actually, they have an insurance policy in place with a major insurance company. The insurance company covers their risk that a customer making a bet through them does hit a huge jackpot.
In general, our first choice would be TheLotter - simply because of the wider choice of lotteries they are offering, and based on the fact that they are the most "established", i.e. oldest, and most reputable provider there is.