Technology has completely changed the gambling industry: slots are now video slots, casinos are downloadable clients and poker can be enjoyed by players sitting in different continents. The lottery has been affected by new tech too, and punters have access to an ever-expanding selection of draws. There are more ways to win than ever, and indeed, more ways to find out if you’ve won.
Many still like to watch it live on TV. Habit, tradition or the just for general fun, it still has a sizeable TV audience. The BBC’s National Lottery Live is something of an institution in the UK, and other countries’ state lottery programmes are equally popular. The national newspapers will also have the winning numbers as it is always deemed newsworthy.
Many official lottery websites require players to sign up for an account in order to purchase tickets online. If this payment route is chosen, winning users will usually receive an automated email informing them of their good fortune.
Those who wish to find out the results can also look at winning numbers on official lottery homepages or specialist gambling websites such as TheLotter. Interestingly, Britain’s national lottery site allows users to check the results of every draw that has taken place in the last 180 days.
If players have purchased lottery tickets via a site such as Coral Lotto or Ladbrokes Lotto, it’s also possible to find winning results on bookies’ websites. Most users will have registered to purchase tickets through these operators, and so (as in the case of national lotteries) are likely to receive an email alert if they’ve won.
Many lottery providers now have apps for quickly playing the lotter and these can also be used to check results.
With so many ways to check lottery results, players are spoilt for choice. If you’re a new player who's keen to pick a few lines but doesn’t know where to start, check out our informative guide to lotteries and jackpots to get clued up on what different organisations have to offer.
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