LOTTERIES Lottoland: How one player scored “the biggest ever” online betting payout 4 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 1,225 This lucky Lottoland punter quite literally managed to “clean-up”, when she placed a fixed-odds lotto bet on one of Europe’s biggest cash prizes. It’s the stuff dreams are made of: One moment, you’re working as a cleaner trying to make ends meet. The next, you have £79 million in your bank account. That’s exactly what happened to one lucky Lottoland participant, who ended up playing her part in a Guinness World Record, too. What is fixed-odds betting? However, this is where the technicalities come in: Christina did not buy a ticket for that particular lottery. She only placed a bet on which numbers would be drawn, which is a completely different exercise from taking part in the draw. Lottoland isn’t connected to the lottery operator, and any payouts players receive comes directly from them. The biggest ever online betting payout So when Christina picked out five correct numbers from 1-50, and two correct numbers from 1-10, she did so through her fixed-odds bet. Not a bad attempt to say this was only her second go! Thanks to their insurance rules, Lottoland are able to match the prize money offered by the biggest lotteries in the world. The £79 million – or R1.4 billion – was duly paid out to the lucky punter – a feat which, quite literally, put Lottoland in the record books. Guinness World Records officials have labelled this as “the world’s biggest ever online gambling payout“. Now available in South Africa What is more, Lottoland is set to open their doors to South Africans, too. They already have fixed-odds betting available for Lotto style bets such as Kenow and Keno 24/7 (which is based on the New York State Lottery), which churns out results every four minutes. So get involved Mzansi, residents of SA are now able to place their own fixed-odds lotto bets on Europe’s biggest cash prizes. Who knows, perhaps another “Christina” is waiting right here on these shores? Source: thesouthafrican.com About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. See author's posts Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Lottoland, online betting Continue Reading Previous Delegation from Ivory Coast visited National Lottery Authority (NLA)Next Kenya goverment urged to replace private betting with state lottery More Stories LOTTERIES NIGERIA Lottery Firm Unveils New Gaming Platform 1 month ago Szarlot LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA How the former Lottery board chair paid for his R6.3-million Rolls Royce 1 month ago Iwo Bulski LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA These are your odds of winning the R128 million Powerball this week 1 month ago Samuel LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Why playing international lotteries could be illegal 3 months ago Samuel LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Lotto: Can winners be anonymous? 3 months ago Samuel LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Lottoland now provides more opportunities to win big in the Americas! 3 months ago Samuel LOTTERIES UGANDA Ithuba to run Uganda’s National Lottery 4 months ago Iwo Bulski HISTORY LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA 10 biggest lotto payouts in South African history 4 months ago Szarlot LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA South African betting site hauls Google to Competition Tribunal 4 months ago Samuel LOTTERIES Mega Millions jackpot grows to $640 million 5 months ago Samuel LOTTERIES SOUTH AFRICA Ithuba comes to aid of Banyana Banyana with R2m 5 months ago Szarlot KENYA LOTTERIES Lottopawa, a Kenyan lottery with links to Powerball 5 months ago Samuel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.