Lottostar, as the name suggests, are a lottery company offering an online fixed-odds betting platform operating legally in South Africa as they are licensed and regulated by the Mpumalanga Gambling Board
Lottostar’s immense growth was aided by the fact that a lot of punters in South Africa want to bet on international lotteries and Lottostar is offering a wide range of international lotteries like EuroMillions, Spanish Daily, EuroJackpot and the SuperEnaLotto, Africa Millions, UK Lottery Plus, Oz Monday Lotto, Gold Rush Millions, Oz Wednesday Lotto, Oz Lotto, Oz Powerball, Set for Life Lotto, Oz Saturday Lotto, USA Powerball and Mega Millions.
A lot of people do not quite understand how Lotto star works because they think they will be betting on the actual lotto which is not true. If you buy a ticket for EuroMillions for example, you are not buying the actual EuroMillions ticket, but you are betting against the results of the EuroMillions lottery and if you win, you will receive a prize from Lottostar itself which will be way lower than the actual Euromillions jackpot prize.
Lottostar is also offering a few sports on their platform namely Tennis, Rugby, Soccer, Formula 1 and Basketball but if you are into sports betting, you may want to look at other bookmakers because sports betting is not Lottostar’s strongest point. You can also play games on the Lottostar website, at the moment they currently have Win a Dream, Kwikies, Instant Play, Zama Games. The good thing is that there is a lotto of various products being offered by Lottostar.
The Lottostar website has a European feel to it because it is beautifully designed which makes it easy for users to navigate the website. The top menu has ‘login’ and ‘register’ links which you can use to login or register for your account respectively. The main menu has useful links for World Lotteries, Live Games, Quick Games, Kwikies, Instant Play, Win a Dream, Sports, Zama Games and Deposit. The rest of the website shows all the lotteries provided by Lottostar including the jackpot and draw times.
The mobile version of the site is highly responsive and works very well on all smartphones and tablets and you can easily place your bets on the go. Lottostar currently do not have an official application for Android or iOS.
You can register for your Lottostar account on their website https://lottostar.co.za/register/
by clicking on the ‘Register Link’ which will then give you a form either for a South African citizen or a foreign national. Fill in the form and compete your registration process. You can register and bet with USSD by dialling *120*7711# and follow the prompts.
Lottostar have quite a number of Deposit and Withdrawal options available and surely everyone will find a deposit method which best suits them. Payment gateways available include :
Visa or MasterCard
Electronic Funds Transfer
You can request a withdrawal through your Lottostar account and the withdrawal options available are Electronic Funds Transfer, FNB eWallet and Absa CashSend. You may be asked to submit proof or identity and residence prior to your withdrawal being processed. Please note that the minimum withdrawal amount for EFT is R100 whilst the minimum for Absa CashSend and FNB eWallet is R50.
Lottostar has an excellent customer care service and their customer care agents respond timeously and are very helpful. Lottostar operates everydat from Monday to Sunday from 7am – 10:30pm. There are a number of ways you can get in touch with them listed below :
Telephone: 086 026 7777
To place a bet on the Lottostar website, you must be logged into the website using your own log in details. After logging in, you need to find your desired lotto on the login page and place your bet. You pick the balls you want, which represent the numbers. Lotto is extremely difficult to predict, but most users, use a combination of their own number rules as well as hot and cold balls/numbers. Hot numbers represent numbers that have been called often in the previous XX number of draws, while cold numbers represent numbers that have been called infrequently.