When it comes to naming an online betting site of any kind, there are many different schools of thought, and they all have their strengths and weaknesses.
The Lotter appears to have gone with one of the simplest, “sometimes people try and search for lottery but accidentally miss the ‘y’ off the end, what if that took them to us?”
There’s certainly a logic to this, but one that swiftly backfires when a search for ‘The Lotter’ on any search engine will assume a typo and return results on ‘The Lottery’ instead.
Of course, this may not have been the logic here, maybe there us a different reason why The Lotter is called The Lotter, either way, it’s harder to find than it probably wants to be (searching the two words without a space between them alleviates the issue for most search engines, in case you were curious).
Regardless of its title, The Lotter is one of many online betting sites that focuses on lotteries from around the world, giving players the chance to play lotteries outside of their jurisdiction.
It’s a common practice at this point, and the industry has got very competitive, so, what does The Lotter offer to ensure it can stand out from its competition?
Design and theme
It is difficult to work out which site instigated the rule that all lottery betting sites must be dull and uninspiring in terms of design, but somebody did, because every site of this ilk for the last few years has taken the similar approach of a white background with blocks of colour spattered around the site, advertising various lotteries available to play at The Lotter.
It isn’t unattractive, it’s just boring, but being that every lottery site is also boring, it feels almost comforting that this one is too.
How it works
In case you are yet to have experienced an online lottery site, it’s worth being aware that such sites work a little differently from the land-based lottery play you may be used.
If you are playing Lotto in the UK, and you are a UK citizen, you probably go to a local shop, and purchase a ticket, the traditional way of taking part.
However, what if you want to play the USA’s Powerball lottery or Spain’s El Gordo? You can’t walk to a shop in these places, and even if you could, you may not be eligible if you don’t live in the country.
This is where sites like The Lotter step in. With The Lotter, you are not buying a lottery ticker per se, instead, you are placing a bet on the outcome of a lottery. Your bet is with The Lotter, meaning you can enter any lottery around the world, and the prizes are the same as if you’d entered the lottery itself.
There is a veritable plethora of different lottery games available to get involved with at The Lotter, from the big USA draws, Mega Millions and Powerball, to the Italian giant SuperEnaLotto, to smaller lotteries such as Latvia’s Viking Lotto ad Ireland’s Daily Million, and regional lotteries such as the Superlotto Plus in California and New Jersey’s Cash4Life draw amongst others.
The Lotter brings together more lottery draws than you could ever know what to do with, from high price, high reward draws, to those that cost less and offer substantially lower) but still, in most cases, life-changing) jackpots.
It should be added that as of February 2018, The Lotter no longer offers UK lotteries due to ‘operational issues’ but most of the rest of the world is represented here.