5 Ways to Know if an Online Lottery Agent is Credible
Over the past couple of years websites that offer people the ability to buy lottery tickets online have been growing in popularity. But along with the agents that are serious about offering this service, appeared a group of not so well-intended vendors whose business purposes are not very clear.
Here are 5 ways to check if the website you have chosen for your online ticket purchase is credible:
1. Scanned tickets
What makes purchasing a real ticket online possible is the mechanism where, once you choose your numbers and place your order, a real person goes and purchases the ticket for your. And the only way to verify this has happened is to see a scanned copy of the ticket. Look for the providers that explicitly state that they offer “Ticket Scans”.
2. Gambling license
This one might not be that easy to determine, but look for information about whether the ticket provider owns a gambling licenses. Gambling licenses are very expensive to acquire, so you can be sure that vendors that have it are serious about what they do.
3. Public information about winners
The ultimate validation for online agents is the prizes they have payed out. Look for a news section where they announce their winners. Look through the information and make sure it looks real. Look for pictures of the winners as well as any other details.
Some agents like to repost news about winners that have purchased tickets the regular way, so have that in mind when you look through articles.
4. Review websites
There are a few site, like LottoReviewer out there that do regular audits of the top online
ticket providers and publish the results online. This is a quick and easy way to find good agents and gather all the information needed to make an educated decision about which one to go with.
5. Start small
Finally, even if you have validated the four things above, start small. Purchase one or two tickets and see how the whole process goes. Look for any irregularities in the ticket scans or in the payment processing.
Playing lottery should be fun. Arming yourself with the techniques above you can easily make it even more fun.