The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is racing across the globe. European countries like the UK, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and Belgium have implemented their harshest lockdowns since the end of the first wave towards the end of the first six months in 2020.
Even though the COVID-19 vaccines have started rolling out, achieving herd immunity will not be easy. Consequently, the non-pharmaceutical preventative measures, social distancing, wearing masks, and sanitizing your hands frequently, will have to remain in place indefinitely.
The unfortunate reality is that the SARS-CoV-2 virus mainly spreads via person-to-person transmission. Therefore, people will have to stay away from each other to prevent its spread. The only way to get through the future, especially the coronavirus’s second wave, is to stay at home, hunker down, and wait for this virus out.
While it is not easy to social distance from family and friends, there are ways to cope by embracing the digital world to connect with family and friends, work, go shopping, and play games, watch videos and movies.
Many people like to play the weekly lottery in their home state or country. But for many people, it means standing in a queue at their local reseller, which translates into an increased risk of contracting the virus.
Thus, the question that begs is, are there any alternatives, like playing the lottery online?
Fortunately, there are alternatives. Online lottery platforms like Multilotto offer pundits the opportunity to play many different lottery games. Multilotto provides access to over 60 of the world’s lotteries, from the biggest lotteries like Powerball, Mega Millions, and Euromillions to the smallest like the Swiss Lotto, Belgium Lotto, and the South African Daily Lottery. As a result, it is possible to play the lottery safely from home during the pandemic and for the foreseeable future.
Therefore, let’s consider several tips to help you play the lotto online.
1. Multiple platforms and devices
Multilotto offers pundits the opportunity to take lottery tickets for all the lotto games offered on its platform via a variety of devices. You can access their website via your desktop, laptop, smartphone, and tablet. They have also developed a native app for both Apple and Android phones. Consequently, you no longer need to travel to your nearest reseller to take a lottery ticket. You can either download the app or access the Multilotto website from any of the devices highlighted above to buy a lotto ticket every time you feel like playing the lottery.
The only requirements to access an online lottery platform is an Internet connection and a mobile device or laptop computer. Therefore, it does not matter where you are physically located or where you live globally. You can go online to buy a lottery ticket.
The additional news is that you can play as many of the lottery games that the Multilotto platform offers. You do not have to ask an authorized reseller to buy a ticket for the game you choose to play.
Succinctly stated, Multilotto is not a lottery operator. The online platform acts as an online ecosystem for players to bet on the outcomes of the many global lotteries offered online.
3. Innumerable choices
As described above, the Multilotto platform has over 60 different lotteries to choose from. And because you are not taking a lottery ticket with the actual lottery, instead, you are betting on the outcomes of the lottery game of your choice. Thus, you are not bound by state and country borders.
For instance, if you live in Europe and want to take a ticket for the USA Powerball lottery, you can, without having to worry about how to find an online authorized reseller who will sell you a ticket because you are not a US resident.
Multilotto also offers seasonal lotteries like their Christmas lottery. This game is only available during the Christmas season. And it is played like all the other lotteries on Multilotto. To win this lottery, you must pick 6 main numbers and 1 bonus number, and these numbers must match the outcomes of Spain’s Bonoloto and Poland’s Mini Lotto. The six main numbers must match the 6 main numbers of the relevant Bonoloto draw, and the bonus number must match the first number of Poland’s Mini Lotto.
4. Open a lottery gaming account with Multilotto
In order to play the lottery games offered by Multilotto, you must first sign up on their online platform. As an aside, there is currently a 100% deposit welcome bonus on offer up to €50 (EUR). Of course, there are always terms and conditions attached to any welcome bonus, so it is essential to read the terms and conditions before accepting the bonus.
The terms and conditions for this welcome bonus include,
- This bonus offer is only valid until 30 December 2020. Do not worry. As existing bonus offers expire, new offers take their place. Thus, it is essential to check what bonuses are available before signing up. You’ll find that any bonus in the welcome-bonus category is most often worth taking up.
- You must deposit at least €10 as your first deposit to qualify for this bonus.
- This bonus is country-specific. Therefore, it is essential to check that your home country is on this list. As an aside, there are about 142 different countries on this list.
Finally, Multilotto’s sign-up process is safe and secure, so you don’t need to worry about whether your personal information is protected or not when you enter your details on the online platform.
5. QuickPick or Random Number Generator
If you do not know what numbers to select, there is the option of using the QuickPick function or Random Number Generator (RNG) to choose your numbers on your behalf randomly. All you need to do is figure out which lottery you want to play, work out how many lines you want to take for the next draw, and click on the <Quickpick> button at the top of each line. Random numbers will appear on each line. If you do not like the numbers selected for you, you can click the <Quickpick> button as many times as you want until you are satisfied with the selection of numbers.
6. The System Game
Multilotto has an option known as the System Game, where you are allowed to choose more than the minimum numbers required to take a ticket. This option aims to increase your chance of winning the jackpot.
For instance, if you decide to take a ticket for the next Powerball draw, you navigate your way on the Multilotto website to the Powerball page, select the System Game tab, and choose any number of numbers from 5, the minimum to 12, the maximum.
5 numbers will give you 1 combination, 6 numbers will provide 6 different combinations, 7 numbers = 21 combinations, 8 numbers = 56 combinations, 9 numbers = 126 combinations, 10 numbers = 252 different combinations, 11 numbers = 462 combinations, and 12 numbers = 792 combinations.
Additionally, there is also the option of choosing up to two different combinations for the bonus numbers.
The caveat here is the cost increases with the number of combinations that you select. And, because these combinations are directly related to the odds of winning the jackpot, the greater the number of digits you choose, the greater the cost.
If we return to our Powerball example, if you select 5 numbers plus 1 bonus number, you will only pay $6 (USD). On the other hand, if you select 12 numbers plus 2 bonus numbers, you can expect to pay $9 504. Your odds of winning the jackpot are much greater when you buy 792 different combinations than 1 combination of 5 numbers.