Online Lottery ‘TheLotter’ Expands to Minnesota

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Online gambling has become a bit of a buzzword in the US over the past few years, but while a handful of states such as New Jersey, Nevada, Michigan, and Pennsylvania have made moves to legalize many forms of online gambling, nothing looks like changing anytime soon in Minnesota. 

However, if there is one thing that the residents of the North Star State love more than most, it is taking their chances on national and state lotteries. They have access to the five Minnesota lottery games you can view at, with each offering different odds, jackpots, and rules. 

Well, the good news is that playing these lotteries has become easier after TheLotter, the globally renowned ticket purchasing service, has expanded into the state. Having launched a state-only website, TheLotter now gives Minnesota residents the ability to conveniently order their official lottery tickets online.

The Lotteries Available on TheLotter to Minnesotans  

If you’re a fan of online gambling in Minnesota, one of the coldest states in the US, there’s not too much available to help you keep warm during the colder nights. However, while online casino and sportsbook gambling are currently illegal, state residents can at least enjoy lotteries, licensed charitable gambling, pari-mutuel betting on horse races, and tribal gambling. Still, compare that to a state like New Jersey where gambling at online casinos, sportsbooks, and poker sites is legal, and you can sense why some Minnesotans may bemoan the laws in their state.

Lotteries have always proved popular in the state, and the news that TheLotter is giving residents a convenient and secure way to purchase and track lottery tickets will appeal. 

Lotteries give people the chance to win some eye-watering sums of money for a relatively small outlay, and is one of the reasons you will find almost every state, and country around the world offer a form of lottery. Residents can purchase tickets for five lotteries on TheLotter. These are the Powerball, Mega Millions, and Lotto America national lotteries that can create instant millionaires and even billionaires in the case of the former two, and the Gopher 5 and Northstar Cash state lotteries.

How TheLotter Works 

The key selling point of TheLotter is convenience and security. The latter is not too big of a problem in a state considered one of the safest in the US, but security in this sense means you cannot misplace your winning tickets. Aside from that, you no longer have to go out in the cold and wait in line at your local retailer to purchase your ticket. site

If you’re a resident of Minnesota, you simply sign up and create an account at Minnesota’s TheLotter website, choose your preferred lottery, select your numbers, and place your order. 

For security purposes, your account will contain a scanned picture of your purchased ticket. Plus, if your ticket comes in as a winner, you’re notified and will receive your prizes (up to $600) in your account instantly. TheLotter does not charge any commission on prizes won, meaning you get to keep the full amount you won. You will have to collect any prizes above $600 in person, and in this case, TheLotter will coordinate with you on how to go about this. 

More About TheLotter

TheLotter is a third-party lottery ticket messenger service that operates in countries all over the world. Launched in 2002, the online platform allows players to purchase tickets for over 45 of the world’s biggest and most popular lotteries, including the US national lotteries mentioned earlier alongside major lotteries in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Spain, France, Italy, and Mexico. 

The platform claims to have paid out over $105 million in lottery wins since its inception and claims to have an exemplary track record whereby all winners receive their winnings. One of the biggest winners was a woman from Panama who won $30 million playing the Florida Lotto Jackpot, something she could not have done without TheLotter.

However, it is important to understand that while the wider solution of TheLotter allows players from other regions to purchase lottery tickets from lotteries in other regions or countries, this is not possible on the Minnesota-only website. Only residents of Minnesota can use the service and can only purchase tickets for the US national lotteries and the state’s own lotteries. It is not possible to buy tickets for any other lottery. 

Still, TheLotter moving into Minnesota will go down well with residents. The convenience the platform brings will certainly appeal to those that do not have a lottery retail outlet close by. 

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