MegaMillions, Powerball, EuroMillions, SuperEnlatto… Every year people spend billions on these and other lottery games around the world. Now Bitcoin users can get in on the action and try their luck at LottoPark.com.
In 2015 global lottery sales totaled just under $280 billion and that figure rose by another 4% in 2016 to just over $291 billion. Some of the most popular lottery games worldwide include:
- Euro Millions
- UK Lottery
- Mega Millions
While it has been possible to buy lottery tickets online for some time now, Bitcoin users have been left out in the cold.
LottoPark is one of the first online lottery ticket sales outlets to allow customers to pay for their lottery tickets with Bitcoin. Customers can also choose to have their winnings paid out in Bitcoin as well.
How Does LottoPark Work?
Buying lottery tickets at LottoPark.com is quick and easy. After a short signup process, you are ready to start buying your lottery tickets with Bitcoin.
1. Choose which lottery you want to play
From the Play Lottery tab in the main menu, click the Buy Tickets button for the lottery you want to play.
Note: Make sure to purchase your lottery tickets at least one hour before the draw.
2. Pick your lucky numbers
Just like buying lottery tickets in the store, you have two options for picking your numbers. You can either pick the numbers yourself or you can Quick Pick, which is an automated tool that selects the numbers for you at random. You can choose to use the Quick Pick tool on all of your lines or just on selected lines.
Unlike in-store lottery tickets, at LottoPark you can choose to add additional lines to your ticket to increase your chances of winning.
3. Add more lottery tickets or checkout and proceed to payment section
If you want to purchase additional lottery tickets you can click on the Add More Tickets button, otherwise, select the payment method you want to use. To choose Bitcoin as your payment method, click the ‘Pay Using Other Payment Methods’ option and then select Bitcoin. Finally, click the Pay button.
4. Send your bitcoin payment
After clicking the Pay button, you will be taken to a Bitcoin payment page that shows you exactly how much bitcoin to send to the automated BTC address provided. You can pay directly from your Bitcoin wallet or from your Cubits wallet.
That’s really all there is to it. Once your payment is received, you will be able to view your lottery tickets in your My Tickets dashboard.
LottoPark Lottery Jackpots
Now that you’ve seen how easy it is to buy lottery tickets with bitcoin, it’s time to try your luck! At the time of this writing, the following lotteries are available at LottoPark:
Top prize: $430,000,000
Next drawing: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 10:59pm EDT
Top prize: €46,000,000
Next drawing: Friday, August 18, 2017 at 11:00pm GMT
Top prize: €35,000,000
Next drawing: Friday, August 18, 2017 at 10:30pm CET
Top prize: €22,000,000
Next drawing: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 8:00pm CET
Top prize: $20,000,000
Next drawing: Friday, August 18, 2017 at 11:00pm EDT
Top prize: PLN3,000,000
Next drawing: Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 8:40pm GMT
Top prize: €1,900,000
Next drawing: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7.40pm CEST
To start buying lottery tickets with bitcoin at LottoPark, click here to signup and then you will be able to purchase your lottery tickets. For more information about LottoPark, please read their detailed FAQ.
Have you ever won a prize in a lottery? Would you buy lottery tickets online if you could use Bitcoin? Let us know in the comments below.
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