Over the past few years I have found myself playing the lottery on a regular basis. Unintentionally it has become part of our routine and I tend to buy a ticket nearly every week whilst doing the food shop. I always stick to only getting 1 ticket a week.
Sometimes when life is hectic and the task of food shopping has driven me mad and I just want to get out of there I do forget to get a ticket and then wait until the following week and hope that our numbers don’t come up that week I forgot to get a ticket - so far no near misses of our numbers coming up and we could have been multimillionaires if I HAD bought a ticket. PHEW!
Over the years we have won a number of times - £10, £25 and £50 quite a few times - but no big, life changing wins yet. Whilst I would not turn away millions of pounds, a win of a few thousands would be delightful and very welcome, whilst a £100,000 or so win would be life changing for us.
Like many people we play the lottery I often think about what I would do and how we would spend our winnings if we won big. As I said a win of around £100,000 would be life changing for us. It would enable us to get a few things we all want that whilst not overly expensive have been out of reach for us to get due to our tight family budget. It would also help us have a little family treat and plan for our future.
If we won that amount - or even won big with an even bigger jackpot - here is what I would do with our winnings -
* Buy the family a few things that we have personally lusted after for awhile but cannot afford right now.
- For Lee it would be a gaming PC
- For me it would be a piece of breastmilk jewellery and a woven babywearing wrap
- For the kids it would be annual passes to a few of their favourite local attractions, a Nintendo 3DS XL for Bug and a few toys for Jelly Bean
* Go on a family holiday in the UK. Nothing fancy but as we are on tight family budget any holiday is very rare and it would be lovely to holiday in the UK and visit a few places in the UK along with a brief visit to the family in Leeds who thanks to the 200 miles distance we never get to see.
* Buy a bigger, slightly newer family car.
* Buy/use as a deposit to buy a house of our own.
I recently discovered a lotto betting website called Lottoland.
So what is lotto betting?
Lotto betting is where you bet on official lottery draws and what numbers/balls will be drawn during those draws.
Unlike playing the lottery where you buy a lottery and if your numbers come up you get your winnings from the official lottery operator, when lotto betting you bet on what numbers come on official lotteries via a lotto betting site such as Lottoland and if you are correct and win the prize money is paid by Lottoland and not the official lottery operator.
As Lottoland is fully licensed by the UK Gambling Commission they have policies in place to prove that they can guarantee to pay out on winnings and the website is safe and secure to use.
Thanks to Lottoland you can bet on the outcome of lotteries from across the globe. They’ve got EuroMillions and EuroJackpot, MegaMillions and PowerBall draws from across the pond in America, and the Irish Lotto to name just a few of draws and lotteries you can bet on in the hope of winning big.
They also have a range of scratchcards with top prizes of £1 million available and instant win games.
In the hope of winning some money - even a small win would be welcome especially with Christmas fast approaching - I have placed a few bets on EuroMillions and PowerBall.
The site was easy to use and placing a bet was quick and simple. I simply selected the lotto I wanted to bet on, entered the numbers I *hope* come up in that draw - you can do a lucky dip by selecting Quick Picks from the drop down menu - and then paid for my bet using the money in my account.
The lotteries I have bet on have not been drawn yet so until then I have my fingers crossed in the hope of winning a little something. If you suddenly see my blogging from a far flung island and talking about exotic adventures then it will be safe to say my numbers came in and I won BIG! - a girl can dream…..
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