2020 was truly a weird time to be living in. So much of what we know to be normal has been turned on its head by the novel coronavirus.
The emergence of the sensation that is the online world has taken the physical one by storm. Starting out as a humble little university experiment to connect students back in the 1970s, it has bloomed to a point that if you don’t have some type of internet connection in your house then you simply cannot get half your daily tasks done, especially this year. We pay our bills online, order food online, get our news from apps rather than newspapers and read books on a tablet. In 2021, some people’s entire living is made through the internet. And with in-person meet-ups being restricted tighter to prevent the spread of the virus, most daily interactions, whether a call to the grandkids or cheeky drink chats with friends are going to inevitability be online, whether it’s via Skype, Zoom, or any other new buzz word app that 2020 brought into our vocabulary.
One thing everyone should be doing in 2021 is playing the lottery online. It’s a no-brainer. If you’re using your phone to check the weather to see if you can go to the shop to buy a lotto ticket, you’re already holding the very thing you need to buy a ticket. So put that coat away and settle on the settee, because we’re going to show you why this year, the only way you should be playing the lottery is in the virtual world.
1. You can play the lottery anywhere!
No longer do you need to trudge over to your local convenience store in order to buy a ticket when you could simply do it on your phone or tablet! It doesn’t matter if you’re making dinner, watching a spot of TV, pottering in the garden, whatever. Just grab your phone, choose your lotto numbers and done! It can be done in less than 5 minutes! And you didn’t even have to pay for petrol!
2. You’ll never lose your ticket again!
At least once a week there seems to be a story about a man or a woman that either nearly missed out on a lottery jackpot, or had their ticket lost in the mail. And in 2021, it seems that people are having an even tougher time getting their lottery prizes. In this day and age, it doesn’t have to be this way! With all the technology at our disposal you can easily save your lottery ticket online, knowing that if you do win, your prize will be securely delivered to your account.
3. Play any lottery you like with no restrictions!
Long gone are the days of just wishing you could take part in lotteries like Powerball or Mega Millions. With today’s technology, you can play any lottery you wish to try around the world, with no restrictions. This is especially important for lotteries that only happen once a year like the famously rich Spanish Christmas Lottery “El Gordo”, or its little brother, New Year lotto “El Niño”.
4. You’re in control of your lotto ticket
I think if you’ve ever bought a lottery ticket more than once, you’ve either had to deal with a cashier that didn’t know how to work the machine or gave you the ticket for the wrong lottery. Sometimes this works out just fine, but for others, it means losing money on a lottery you never wanted to play in the first place.
Not anymore! With the new age of buying lottery tickets online comes a new sense of personal control. Finally, you can buy the tickets you want, when you want, with no restrictions on the time of day or type of lottery you want to play.
5. Pay your way and stay safe every day!
We all know that 2020 has been a regular dumpster fire wrapped in a burrito full of bad. From all the crazy stories on the news to the pandemic to panic buying loo rolls, you’d truly think that we were living in a TV show that had run out of good plot points.
A big part of 2020 has been about staying safe, which for most of us has meant staying at home, on the sofa, eating way too many biscuits and watching reruns of whatever happens to be on at 2 pm on a Tuesday.
Now more than ever it’s important to be secure in your choices, both online and offline. Here are some things you need to look out for in your online lifestyle.
- Make sure the websites you browse are safe. Look for the 🔒 symbol in the website search bar to make sure your information is safe and secure.
- Be sure that your website surfing is secure. Your website address should always start with HTTPS which means that all the information you see is encrypted and protected against interference.
- Make sure your email is secure by creating a strong password.
- Always secure your smartphones and tablets with a screen lock.🔐
- Always back up your data to make sure your most valuable information isn’t lost if your phone or tablet gets damaged.