According to reports, India will have 627 million active internet users in 2019. Businesses across all industries have extended to the digital platform to communicate with this growing audience. The lottery industry has also joined the league by introducing digital lottos.
Interesting Facts & Myths About Digital Lotto In India
However, the average Indian looks at online lottery with many apprehensions, mainly due to lack of correct information. Therefore here are some myths and facts to help you understand the digital lotto better.
MYTH#1- Digital lotto’s are illegal
People have the misconception that the digital lotto is not legal in India and hence, they tend are reluctant to participate in it. They believe that if they participate in the digital lotto, they would fall prey to the scam of an illegal lottery, their investment would be a waste, and their winnings would be illegitimate as well.
FACT#1- The digital lotto is legal in certain states of India.
The lottery can be played online in the following states: Mizoram, Maharashtra, Goa, Punjab, Sikkim West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, and Nagaland. The digital lotto platforms have ensured that participation rights will only be given to people from these states so that there is no chance of participating in something illegal.
MTYH#2- Digital lotto’s are complex
The age-old way of playing the lotto was to physically go to the sellers, purchase the tickets and then look for your number on the TV or next day’s specific newspapers. The digital lotto has been looked at skeptically by those who are used to this standard way of participating in the lottery.
FACT#2- Digital lotto’s are simplifying the lottery
The online lottos give its participants numerous features that are advantageous. One can purchase tickets any time on-the-go. It’s convenient because there is no need to stand in long lines at the lotto retail shops. These online platforms also run offers, discounts, and cash back. Also, winnings are announced online which are easy to view through the website/app.
MYTH#3-Digital lotto websites aren’t authentic
People are under the impression that the numerous digital platforms that are available are not authentic. They think that the sites which are not legitimate will trick them into giving away their money, and hence they refrain from participating in the digital lotto.
FACT#3- There are authentic digital lotto websites
There are numerous authentic platforms for the digital lotto, one just needs to know where to look. The legitimate platforms will have relevant information, rules, and regulations that allows players to make informed purchases. It is always safe to participate in the digital lotto’s that are supported by the State government.
MYTH#4-Participating in the digital lotto is unsafe
People believe that if they participate in the digital lotto, their sensitive information will be easily available online. They think so because the platforms that support the online lottery, ask the visitors to provide their personal and their banking information before they can purchase the tickets.
FACT#4- Using personal networks ensures safety
One simply needs to make sure that they are using their personal computers or mobile phones when they are purchasing the tickets online. All the legitimate online lottos will ensure that they protect your information with the utmost secrecy.
MYTH#5- Online lotto is a waste of money
Many people believe that they give their money to the lotto without ever receiving anything in return. The online lottery has only reinforced this belief as they think that the 24/7 availability of tickets will lead to a wastage of money.
FACT#5- Lotto’s are consumer friendly
The reality is that the prices of the tickets are extremely less, they vary from ₹2 to ₹25. The amounts that can be won from this small investment range from ₹10,000 to ₹2.5crore. Additionally, the major lotteries only take place once a week and it is up to the person to decide how much they want to invest in the lottery.
Author Bio: This post is written by Mohit Sharma, Digital Marketing Manager, Luckykhel
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