How to install a lottery app on a mobile device – smartphone or tablet
I recommend going directly to the lottery website and complete the registration before installing the app. The registration process is clearer on the website and since the web version is first to update, terms and conditions and any other good to know the information is first updated on the website – and when registering, getting the latest UI and latest details is key to understanding promotion terms, privacy policies, and legal implications.
Apple devices running iOS
For iPhone and iPad users, there’s the option of App Store. Since Apple are more accepting when it comes to gaming and gambling apps on their application store, their users can download lottery apps directly from the App Store. This, of course, make the download and installation process that much more simple – no drastic changes to device settings needed.
Devices running Android – of any make and model
Google doesn’t approve of gambling apps on the Play store, and this includes lottery apps with exception of apps that don’t allow actually playing the lottery. Fortunately, there’s an alternative. Lottery players can still download Android apps to their mobile device and install them by themselves.
These are the generic instructions in steps for installing a lottery app, not through Google Play app store:
- Complete the registration process and create an account with the online lottery website.
- Allow installation of apps from “Unknown Sources” – any source that isn’t Google is considered unknown. As long as you install applications from trustworthy sources, you should be just as safe and secure as you would installing directly from Google’s Play Store.
- Go to the “Settings” option.
- Find “Lock screen and security”.
- Enable the option of “Unknown Sources”. This means you allow installing applications from sources that are not Google’s Play Store.
- Approve the security message.
- Download the app – it is a file in the format of .apk.
- Once the download is complete, tap on its notification to launch/ execute the file. If there’s no message, go to any file manager and look for the .apk file.
- Select “Install” when asked what to do with the file.
- Log/sign in to the app with your active account and enjoy!
Devices running Android Oreo (8.0) and upwards will not have the option of approving app install from Unknown Sources as they’ll have to give explicit permission to enable app install. To allow no-Google-Plau-Store-apps : Go to Settings -> “Apps & Notifications” -> “Special app access” -> “Install unknown apps -> Allow installing apps from any of the sources you use to download the apps – would most likely be the Chrome browser.
** Some variation might be due to changes in OS skin by the device’s manufacturer