Oz Lotteries App Review: A Great Companion to a Great Website
Mobile applications released by major online lottery websites have a very tough job. They have to live up to the reputation of the site they represent while improving your experience in dealing with that site. This can be a tough balancing act and is sometimes not done very gracefully. In this Oz Lotteries app review, we will look at the official mobile app for OzLotteries.com and see if it enhances being a player on the site or whether it is better to simply log on to this great site through a browser.
The primary function of the Oz Lotteries app is directly in line with that of the official Oz Lotteries website—to allow you to purchase lottery tickets for Australian lottery games regardless of where you are. This function is achieved fantastically in the app and is something that we can honestly say impresses us to no end.
Purchasing tickets after installing the app is as simple as three easy steps:
- Open the app and select the lottery that you would like to play in. As with the full version of the website, you will be able to choose how many games you would like to play in, whether you would like to play using a quick pick or by selecting your own numbers, and whether or not you would like to ticket to continue as an AutoPlay ticket. Once you have done all this, simply add the ticket to your cart and either continue adding other tickets or click on the checkout button.
- If you have everything that you need and want to check out, you will first need to log into your existing OzLotteries.com account. If you don’t have one already, that is no problem, as the app allows you to register a new account with the same ease that it is possible on the main website.
- Pay for your ticket, and sit back and wait to see if you’re a winner.
Once you have completed these three easy steps, you can relax until the time of the draw when you will be informed if you are a lucky winner.
Aside from the tremendous primary purpose of this app, there is a decent mix of extra features that have been added to the app to help you in your endeavour to win big. These include:
- Results: This section works the same as on the website and allows you to check the latest draw results for any of the supported lotteries and the division prizes that were available for a specific draw. The app also shows you how many winners a certain draw had and what tiers they won on. Our one complaint about this is that it is rather hard to search for a draw that occurred on a specific date and you may need to scroll through a large number of results to find the draw date for the lottery you are looking for.
- Lotto Party: The app allows you to create your own lottery syndicate while on the move. You can specify the amount per person that you would like, which lottery you would like to play in, and how long the syndicate should continue for. Once you have done all that, you can invite people to join the syndicate using your mobile device’s contact book.
- Lottery Syndicates: If creating your own lottery syndicate is not for you, you can choose from the variety of pre-made lottery syndicates available on the site. Joining one of these groups is as easy as purchasing a ticket and a great way to improve your odds of winning.
- Notifications: If you would like to be notified when an upcoming draw is taking place, when a jackpot reaches over a certain amount, or even if one of your tickets is a winner, then the app allows you to configure push notifications so that you are never left out of the loop.
Location & Lotteries Available
Considering that the app is developed and released by OzLotteries.com, it is no surprise that the same lotteries available on the site are those available through the app:
- Oz Lotto
- Oz Powerball
- Lucky SuperJackpot
- Lucky MegaJackpot
- Monday Lotto
- Wednesday Lotto
As with the website, however, you can access a variety of great charity lotteries as well. These are dependent on the state that you are playing from but include the likes of:
- Surf Life Saving Lotteries
- Mater Prize Home Lottery
- Endeavour Foundation Prize Home Lottery
- Mater Cars for Cancer Lottery
- Endeavour Foundation Ultimate Life Changer Lottery
- Acts for Kids Lottery
- The Deaf Lottery Australia
User Interface & Usability
The app is excellent to use, and navigating around using the bottom menu bar is a breeze. Everything is set out logically, and the only gripe that we have is that to access the settings of the app, you will need to navigate to the My Account section. This could, in our opinion, be placed in a more accessible place.
Regardless, the app looks stunning, uses high-quality graphics and has a modern design that you will not get tired of looking at. It is also only just over 15MB in size and won’t take up excessive space on your device.
Unsurprisingly, there are no ads in the app. This is usually the case with apps released by official lottery websites, but it is still something that we are happy to see has not been incorporated.
Oz Lotteries App: Scam or Legit
OzLotteries.com is an official and trusted online lottery website that has been around for many years and has countless happy customers. It is not surprising then that they decided to launch an app for players on the move. This app is entirely safe to use, and there is no possible way that we can see you may be scammed out of your hard-earned money by using it.
Conclusion – Oz Lotteries App Review
Most mobile lotto apps aim to be a bridge between the site developing them and users who like to play on their mobile devices. The Oz Lotteries app, however, does not function just as a bridge. Instead, it serves more as a direct portal to the official website and allows you to do almost everything that you can do on a browser. This is a great app and something that we highly recommend downloading if you are a user of OzLotteries.com.