If there is one type of legal gambling in all countries in the world, it is the lotteries. Think about it: Even the most conservative countries organize lotteries. They are fun to play, easy to join, and cheap enough that everybody can participate. Nowadays, you can play a lottery game on the blockchain and by using BTC (Bitcoin). In this article, we will tell you how to do this and give some tips to make your job easier.
What Is Bitcoin Lottery?
In terms of rules and general gameplay, Bitcoin lottery games do not have any difference with common ones. You still try to guess the outcome of a draw. You can participate in each drawing by purchasing a “virtual” ticket. Once you do that, you are asked to pick a certain amount of numbers among a set of numbers. For example, the ticket may have 49 numbers on it, and you can pick 6 of them at each draw. These figures are different for every Bitcoin lottery game.
The ticket prices and the payouts are in BTC (Bitcoin), of course. This is the first difference of BTC lottery games. Here are the others:
- Bitcoin lottery games run 7/24, they never stop. The whole process is automatic. This means you can join a game at any time of the day.
- Each drawing takes only a couple of seconds. It is possible to purchase multiple tickets and participate in multiple drawings.
- You need to have a blockchain address to purchase the tickets and collect the prize. The prize is not sent to your “bank account” – it is sent to your blockchain address.
- These games offer the “provably fair” feature – more info about this can be seen below.
The Most Popular Online Lottery Types
As we mentioned above, lottery games are played throughout the world, and some games are more “famous” than others. Here is a list that shows the most popular ones:
THE HIGHEST PAYOUT SO FAR
523 million USD
139 million USD
66 million EUR
60 million EUR
We should note that Bitcoin lotteries fall into the “lotto” category and they are only available online. If you want to try your luck with one of the lotteries on this table, you need to purchase a real-world ticket. BTC games, on the other hand, can be played on websites that accept members from all over the world and it is possible to try them completely for free.
How to Win in Bitcoin Lottery?
Winning lottery games depend entirely on luck, so there are no real strategies for this type of games. However, we can give some tips.
- Prefer games that contain fewer numbers. For example, your winning chances are higher in a game with 60 numbers when compared with a game that contains 90 numbers. The less, the better.
- Buy more tickets and pick different numbers. As can be guessed, picking more numbers will increase your chances of winning.
- Some games offer a “pool”. This type of lotteries distribute the prize amount that is accumulated in a pool, and you always win something.
Why Is Bitcoin Lottery Always Safe?
This type of lotteries is always safe and fair. This is because they offer the “provably fair” feature. This means the results of a draw are sent to the computers of participants before the drawing, in an encrypted form. After the drawing happens, each participant can decrypt this file and see the results are truly random. In other words, you can always check the game is truly fair or not. This feature is only available on BTC lotteries, no other game offers such a system.