Have you ever worked out what you would do if you won the lottery? I mean properly worked it out? I know many of us talk in wishy washy terms about what we’d like – holidays, new cars, bigger houses, not to have to keep working etc – but I found myself sat on a train the other day, daydreaming, about what I would actually like to do should I suddenly find millions in my bank account.
Firstly I think I’d pay someone to come and take control of all things domestic at home. Clean the house from top to bottom, sort out all those piles of paperwork that keep appearing and totally clear my kids bedrooms and somehow make them magically tidy. I’d also delegate all those mundane jobs that need doing on a daily basis – the meal planning, laundry etc etc.
In terms of big purchases – I’m not actually sure what I’d spend it on initially. Maybe getting a better car. Or at least one with a car radio that actually works. A holiday would also be nice and obviously the mortgage could be paid off. It goes without saying that vast quantities of wine, gin and chocolate would be purchased, but that seems very obvious.
But, why am I allowing myself to dream like this? Well, I was asked recently to take a look at Lottoland and was even given some credit to spend on there to allow me to review the site properly.
Now, Lottoland works a bit differently from other sites that allow you to play along with various lottery games around the world. Rather than actually playing the lottery you are betting on the lottery. You choose the numbers you want, plus any additional power balls, thunder balls etc, much like you would do if you were playing the lottery, but you’re actually betting on the result of the lottery draw. This means that you’re not limited in terms of which countries you can “play” the lottery in. With Lottoland you can bet on the results of the Euromillions, the Irish Lottery and the US PowerBall, as well as a whole wealth of others that I hadn’t even heard of! There are also instant win games and scratchcards too. Lottoland match the prizes offered by the people running the lotteries, and any prize money is paid out by Lottoland, not them.
The interface for playing is really straight forward, with clear explanations as to what you need to do for each country’s lottery. Keeping track of the different countries and how many numbers you need to choose can be a bit confusing, but it’s all set out really clearly for you to be able to follow. There are also the obvious options for being able to set up luck dip entries and recurring weekly (or more frequent) entries.
Apart from dabbling in an online syndicate, I hadn’t actually played the lottery in ages. I’d become rather confused about what all the options were here in the UK and didn’t really know how you could play the overseas ones (which often seen to have bigger prizes). A few minutes on the Lottoland site though and I was suddenly able to start properly dreaming about what it would be like to win big. I’m rather hoping that the next US PowerBall will come up trumps for me (pun definitely not intended!) so if you see a sudden lack of blogging activity from me and pictures of a very clean home and vast quantities of gin, you’ll know what’s happened! Keep you fingers crossed though as the most I’ve ever won before is £2 on a scratchcard. It’s about time Lady Luck was looking down on me.