How are winning numbers drawn in an online lottery system?

While a lottery draw is determined by random number generation, there are many different methods used to generate these numbers. So how does it all work? Well, let’s start with the basics: The most common methods are computer-based and live-draw. Learn more about both of these types of drawing below.


The lottery draw is determined by random number generation. This means that the computer randomly selects numbers from 1-100 and then uses those numbers to determine which winning ticket matches the drawn number.

The process for determining a winning ticket can vary depending on how many tickets are sold and how many people have played each day/week/month, but there are generally four ways that this process works:

  • The first method is called “jackpotting” and it’s when someone buys all 10 numbers to win an extremely high jackpot prize! This usually happens during special promotions where everyone knows they’ll be getting paid big money if they take part; but even without these types of promotions, you can still get lucky by purchasing just one single ticket!

What is a random number?

Random numbers are generated by a computer program or algorithm. A random number generator is an algorithm that creates numbers in such a way that they seem to be unpredictably generated but are not truly unpredictable. Some systems use pseudo-random numbers, which are not completely random but look like they’re coming from a computer.

Rather than producing numbers from within itself, a true random number generator generates them from outside (such as radioactive decay); however, someone who has access to your system’s hardware and software can still manipulate these values. When their calculations have been done independently of your own, they do not match anything at all. Therefore, you appear to have been manipulated into choosing certain values.

Random Number Generation – Computer-based

Random number generation is the process of determining a random number. The result will always look like a random number, regardless of whether it’s generated by a computer or through another method like throwing dice.

There are no external influences on how the winning numbers are drawn in this method of selecting the numbers, which makes it unique among many other methods discussed above. As an example, if you were playing the lottery online and your computer was connected directly to a lottery terminal and server, someone could try to hack into those systems and alter your numbers (or even add new ones) if they used an online lottery system. However, if there’s no internet connection between any two devices involved in drawing the winning numbers then there’s nothing for hackers to target!

Random Number Generation – Live draw

The live-draw method is the most common method of lottery drawing. It’s used in almost all online lotteries and draws, including Jumbo Ticket. In this type of lottery system, a random number generator (RNG) picks numbers from 1 to 100 on each play ticket’s matrix fields. These numbers are then used as “winning numbers” on your ticket when it’s time to claim prizes at an official lottery office or by phone call.

In addition to being transparent (to buyers), live draw offers several benefits over other methods:

  • It’s the most secure because no one can see what numbers have been picked until after they’ve been revealed; thus making any fraud attempts more difficult than they would be otherwise.


There are many different ways a lottery draw can be determined. The most common method is computer-generated random numbers. There are also live-draw systems where players select their numbers from a grid on TV screens. Each has its pros and cons. Whichever system you choose, it’s helpful to understand how they work. So you know what to expect when playing online or in the store!

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