How to Play the Lottery (FAQ)

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Is Online Booths connected to official lottery organisations?

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Online Booths acts as an independent, third-party lottery ticket purchasing service. We do not operate under the authority of any official lottery body or run a lottery of our own. Since its inception in 2002, Online Booths has offered customers the freedom to play more than 50 top lotteries from around the globe by purchasing official lottery tickets online. The concept is simple, and so is the process. Online Booths bridges the gap between you and your favourite lotteries, providing you with the possibility of winning the biggest jackpots; the latest draw results, and giving you the most important news from the lotto world. To read more about how our service works, please click here.

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How will I find out if I win?

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When you play the lottery online at Online Booths, you don’t have to check lottery draw results yourself to see if you won prizes. We will notify you whenever you win with an automatic email. At the same time, your private account on Online Booths will be updated and you will be able to view the draw details and your win in the Wins section. To find out about your win in the fastest way possible, sign up for Online Booths’s FREE SMS winning alerts by clicking here.

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What are jackpot and locally taxed winnings?

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Your jackpot and non-jackpot winnings may be subject to local tax (tax deducted at source) before they can be transferred to you. In addition, you may be subject to local taxation based on your country of residence.

For more information about the tax requirements of the lotteries offered on our site, please visit our Lottery Tax Information page.

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What is the Reintegro?

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The Reintegro (refund) is a unique feature of the Spanish La Primitiva, BonoLoto, and ElGordo lotteries. The Reintegro is an additional number from a range of 0 to 9 that is included in your ticket but it functions differently in these three lotteries.

In the La Primitiva and El Gordo lotteries, you choose the Reintegro number yourself when you purchase your ticket. In the BonoLoto lottery, the Reintegro is randomly assigned.

To win the La Primitiva jackpot, you must match the six main numbers and Reintegro drawn.

To win the El Gordo jackpot you must match the five main numbers and Reintegro drawn. Additionally, the Reintegro determines the winners of some of El Gordo’s secondary prizes.

In all three lotteries, tickets that match the Reintegro drawn receive a refund on the official ticket cost. This refund applies to all the lines on the ticket.

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What is Mega Millions Megaplier feature?

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The Mega Millions Megaplier feature allows players to increase their non-jackpot prizes by multiplying the prize amount by 2, 3, 4 & 5 times, depending on the Megaplier number drawn. For example, the 2nd prize of matching 5 numbers on a Megaplier ticket ($1,000,000) will be multiplied by 5 (for a prize of $5,000,000) if the Megaplier selected for that draw is 5.

To purchase a ticket with the Megaplier feature:

1. Choose the Mega Millions lottery.
2. Select your lucky numbers on the play form.
3. Mark the Megaplier checkbox located below the form (the additional cost will be reflected automatically in the total cost).
4. Click the “Play” button to proceed to checkout.

The results of the Megaplier number can be viewed along with the regular winning numbers on the Mega Millions Results page.

Please note: the Megaplier applies to all lines on the ticket, multiplying players' potential wins and affecting the price of the ticket accordingly.

Click for full information about the Mega Millions Megaplier.

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