- FIFA, PUBG, Poker, Ludo, etc. are getting a lot of traction during the lockdown owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
- The coronavirus has accelerated the online shift across industries.
Modified 25 Jun 2020, 11:56 IST
From football to cricket, and tennis to Olympics, countries across the world cancelled all types of on-ground/offline sports in order to reduce the possibility of getting infected by Sars-Cov-2. The heartbreak that was suffered by millions of people in the world, after hearing this news, was palpable.
Owing to the lockdown, the world witnessed a tremendous shift in activities being conducted online – from the likes of meetings (video calls replacing social meet-ups) to entertainment (OTT players & online games saw a huge spike in traffic). Amazingly, this shift also affected people whose passion is playing the lottery.
Lottery enthusiasts who were accustomed to purchasing their tickets in person were kept home by the lockdown. Many of them quickly realized that the alternative of online lottery gaming not only offered them the possibility to play from the comfort of home, but also the chance to possibly win the biggest jackpots in the world. One such event is the upcoming EuroMillions Superdraw being staged on 3 July 2020 with a 130 million Euro jackpot!
The silver lining
With the world still in lockdown, eSports and online gaming have welcomed everyone with open arms and provided them with a safe haven. Many people across the globe tried their hand at video gaming and fell in love with it, boosted the gaming industry significantly and they earned revenues they never even imagined. Games like FIFA, Virtual Tennis, etc. gave the players the opportunity to live the sports they love. Even international football players were seen participating in online FIFA tournaments.
eSports and online gaming, however, had made an identity for themselves long before the Covid-19 crisis came into existence. Although the popularity they are enjoying now is unprecedented, a large part of it is due to the ease with which one can play – all you need is a computer and good internet connection to get immersed in this world. We now have people betting on online games, poker, and eSports as well.
The shift to ‘everything online’ boosts lottery play
It isn’t just the sports industry that has been shifted to online, lottery play has as well. Popular across the globe for decades, lotteries have already made their mark in the online space, with websites like LottoSmile.in and others offering the possibility to win mega jackpots online since 2002!
Imagine sitting at home and winning the biggest jackpots just through the click of a button. The best part of it is that you can play it at any time and any place that you want, and all you need is a stable internet connection. Plus, you do not even have to stand in a queue!
This July, Indians can also participate in one of the biggest lottery draws – the EuroMillions Superdraw – and take a chance of winning a windfall of 130 million Euros! That incredible opportunity is available to Indians at LottoSmile.in.
How to play?
To take a chance on winning the Superdraw, you need to open an account at LottoSmile.in. Choose to play the EuroMillions lottery and fill out your ticket. You will be given the option to select five numbers within the range of 1 to 50. You will also be asked to select 2 numbers within the range of 1 to 12. These two numbers are called Lucky Stars. If all seven of your numbers (including the Lucky Stars) tally in the draw, then you have the chance to win 130 million euros!
After confirming your ticket order, leave the rest to LottoSmile.in. LottoSmile.in will then purchase the tickets for you. Complete transparency is followed in the process with users seeing scanned copies of their entries in their account and winners getting the complete prize money – no commission is deducted.
With no end in sight in the near future for the Covid-19 pandemic, online lotteries are likely to become the new normal. Similarly, eSports games would be taken more seriously and put at par with, if not higher than, offline sports.
It’s time to embrace the new normal and shift our focus to “everything online”. What better way than to start off with the EuroMillions Superdraw this July?
Published 25 Jun 2020, 11:44 IST
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