Let’s say that you enjoy playing the lottery. You love the thrill of having a chance to win a lot of money, but you also know that the odds are bad and you probably won’t win the jackpot. However, you still play because it’s a form of entertainment for you. Then one day, you come across an online lottery site and find that it claims to have better odds of winning than the regular lotteries. Perhaps it’s even cheaper to play. Should you try it? Is it safe to spend money on online lottos?
My answer would be: No, online lotto sites are not safe to spend money on. Why? To answer the question, I want to first explain how the regular lottery works. A normal lottery, especially in North America, is run by a government agency. Everything about the lottery is strictly regulated – Who can play, how much they can play, what percentage of revenue goes towards prizes, how the balls are drawn, when the balls are drawn, and absolutely anything else you can think of. There is no room for errors and fraud is virtually non-existent. All of these measures are put in place to be fair and to get the trust of the people.
Now to online lotto sites – An online lotto may draw you in with the promise of better odds, but how can these odds be verified? They cannot. These websites may be operating from anywhere in the world, even from places where the laws are lax and there is no accountability. In these types of places, a website can make huay any claim it wants to, whether it be true or not, with no repercussions. There is no trust factor built into online lotteries as there is with regular lotteries and that is why I would say that it is not safe to spend money on them.
Does this mean that all online lottery sites are scams? No, definitely not. All I am saying is that there is no way to verify their claims of odds of winning. Some of these sites may post true odds and some probably lie about the odds. It could be quite difficult to know which ones are fair and which are not.