A digital nomad is defined as a location-independent person who uses technology to perform their job. They "work remotely, telecommuting rather than being physically present at a company's headquarters or office." This lifestyle is possible because of several technological innovations, including affordable and widespread Internet access via WIFI, digital devices like smartphones and tablets, as well as VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol), a cost-effective way to keep in contact with clients and employers.
While this definition primarily focuses on the working life of a digital nomad, the realities of this lifestyle encompass so much more. Not only do digital nomads work remotely, but they also use the same technologies for entertainment, such as playing the lotto, booking flights
and accommodation as they travel around the world, and connect with family and friends.
However, as this article focuses on the entertainment part of being a digital nomad, with particular reference to playing the lottery of your choice, irrespective of where you live, let’s consider five ways to have fun playing the lotto.
As an aside, it is worth noting that lottery games have become the most popular online games. This is fundamentally due to the latest technological advances, such as the widespread availability of WIFI and Internet technology. Additionally, the Internet's role has pivoted to being a primary driver of the modern lifestyle, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic where many global communities are experiencing limited access to all brick-and-mortar buildings in an attempt to control the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Sign up with an online lottery platform
The starting point is to open an account with an online lottery platform like Multilotto.
In order to access the Multilotto lottery platform from anywhere across the globe, you’ll need a laptop or mobile devices like a smartphone or tablet and an Internet connection, either data-driven or WIFI. The good news is that if you use your smartphone or tablet to take lottery tickets, you have the choice of downloading a native mobile app (Android or Apple) or using the device’s web browser to access Multilotto’s website.
Once you’ve logged onto the Internet and navigated your way to the Multilotto signup page, you’ll be asked to enter your name, surname, email address, and password. Once you have opened an account, the next two steps are to fund your bankroll or online playing account and provide Multilotto with your KYC (Know Your Customer) documents. These documents include proof of identity, proof of bank account details, and proof of address. And they aim to prove that you are who you say you are to prevent money laundering and terrorist organizations from using the online gambling platform as a vehicle to funnel legitimate money into illegitimate and dangerous organizations.
Fund your bankroll
While this point has been noted above, it is worth repeating because online lottery platforms and other gambling sites always (or most often) offer a welcome bonus of sorts. It is essential to do the math and read the fine print or terms and conditions before accepting any online gaming bonuses, but it is worth noting that the welcome bonus is worth considering.
For instance, the current Multilotto welcome bonus offers a 100% deposit bonus up to €50 (EUR). In other words, if you deposit any amount up to €50 as an initial deposit, the online lottery platform will match this amount. However, if you pay more than €50 into your playing account, Multilotto will only match the first €50 of the total amount.
Some of the critical terms and conditions include that you have to deposit a minimum of €10 to qualify for the bonus. The sum of the deposit plus the bonus amount must be wagered at least once before you can withdraw any of this money. Ergo, if you deposit €20, Multilotto will match it with another €20, giving you a total of €40 in your bankroll. Before you withdraw any part of this €40, you have to have bought at least €40 worth of lotto tickets.
Decide which lottery games to play
The advantage of playing the lotto through an online platform is that it has many of the world's lottery games on offer. For instance, the Multilotto platform has about 60 of the world's lotteries available for lottery pundits to play. These lottery games are also location-independent, even though the actual lotteries are location-dependent.
The Multilotto FAQ's provides the answer to this question: "Multilotto.com is one of the leading international betting services for lotteries and offers secure and competitive placement of bets on some of the world's biggest lotteries. We are not a lottery operator."
Thus, because the online lottery platform is not a lottery operator, they can offer clients the opportunity to take at least one lottery ticket for a wide range of lottery games from the world's biggest lotteries like Powerball, Mega Millions, and Euromillions to some of the smallest lotteries like the Irish Lotto, Belgium Lotto, and the South African Daily Lotto.
Note: Multilotto uses the draw results from all of the lotteries it offers on its online lotto platform for audit purposes. Consequently, it is possible to view all of the results on the Multilotto platform.
Take a lotto ticket
The best way to describe this point is to consider a practical example of taking a lottery ticket for the Irish Lotto.
The first step is to navigate to the Multilotto Irish Lotto web page. Once you are there, you can choose to take a ticket for a single game, system game, and join a group play. You can select your numbers for each line by selecting 6 numbers between 1 and 47, or you can utilize the platform’s Quick Pick function, where a random number generator determines the 6 numbers on your behalf.
The single-game option allows you to select how many games or months you want the same numbers to remain valid. You have the choice of 1 draw, 4 draws, 1 month, and 12 months. A single ticket with 1 line for 1 draw costs $2 (USD). A single line for one month or twelve months costs $16 per month. And one line times 4 draws costs $8. These figures increase exponentially depending on the number of lines you take per draw.
The System game allows you to select more than the requisite 6 numbers for a single draw. You can choose between 7 and 12 numbers, giving between 7 and 924 number combinations. A system game ticket is only available for a single draw, and the costs are calculated based on how many numbers you select.
For example, 7 numbers cost $14, 8 numbers cost $56 with 28 different combinations, 9 numbers cost $168 with 84 different combinations, 10 numbers will set you back $420 with 210 number combinations, 11 numbers cost $924 with 462 combinations, and 12 numbers cost $1 848. Again, you have the option of selecting your own numbers from 1 and 47 or using the Quick Pick option.
Finally, the group play is precisely the same as the system game, except that it allows you the option of joining a lottery syndicate or a group of players to cut the expense of taking a more expensive ticket. The only downside is that any winnings will be shared with the group. For instance, if you choose to take a 12-number ticket, it will cost $1 848. If you choose to share this cost with five other players, each person will only pay $369.60, substantial savings when compared to the total price of nearly two thousand dollars.
Note: This option is only available for one draw.
Check the results after each draw
There are stories of people who have won the jackpot but never claim the money. One of the biggest unclaimed jackpot prizes to date is the £64 million GBP ($87 million USD). The Irish Lotto offers seven different prize categories from the jackpot right down to three correct numbers. Therefore, it is essential to go online to the Multilotto results page to check whether your numbers match any winning number combinations.