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Lottery Information

Free lottery

A free lottery is a popular form of gaming in the internet which involves the drawing of lots for a prize. Compared to a real lottery there is no money, no wager to enter the game. That is why in some countries free lotteries do not fall in the category of lottery, betting or gambling. Therefore organizing a free lottery has been possible with fewer regulations as they are not under the same degree of regulation by governments as regular state lotteries. They are rather considered as promotion games.


In the United States, the existence of free lotteries started during the internet boom time during the late 1990ies. The first major free lottery in the U.S. was freelotto.com, followed by luckysurf.com and iwon.com. In Germany the first free lotteries were millionenklick.de an lotty.de.


Compared to a regular lottery there is no wager in money. To enter the game, the player usually has to view advertisements or even klick on internet banners. The jackpot is financed by advertisements directly or cross-financed through other income from the same webpresence.

Probability of winning compared to regular lotteries

The chances of winning a free lottery jackpot are principally determined by several factors as in regular lottery: the count of possible numbers, the count of winning numbers drawn, whether or not order is significant and whether drawn numbers are returned for the possibility of further drawing.

Mostly, free lottery chances of winning are even a lot lower than in regular lotteries. Additional to that, free lottery prizes are often rewarded as monthly amounts stretched over a long period of time. If you calculate the net present value of the winnings you can often find out, that the total sum is only half or less of the net amount that's rewarded.