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ilotto Exposed – There’s Always a Catch

Nick Silver
Fri, 27-Dec-2013 11:43
16 Comments
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Ilotto.com’s Free??? Games

Ever wonder why a company runs a free sweepstakes/lottery? I was looking at ilotto.com the other day and it took a while to wander through their site to get a handle on it. Ilotto.com is a daily lottery with a bigger draw once a week. At first glance it is free, but as I dug deeper, I realized that this was not the case. Let me explain.

ilotto.com’s Game

Ilotto.com offers a daily and weekly lottery. Both are simple in format with players choosing six numbers or opting for the quick pick. In the daily lottery, players win points and consumer goods like iPhones, MacBooks and iPads. Points are converted to quick pick lottery tickets for their weekly draw. The weekly draw has a jackpot of USD 1 million (6 of 6 numbers correct), 50”LCD TV (5 of 6) and iLotto T-shirt (4 of 6). There are no other prizes.

Premier versus Regular Play

Signing up to play ilotto.com is free. It’s not until you get into the small print that you find out you have to log on daily to enter for each draw. You also have to manually convert any points you’ve won to the weekly draw. They offer a Premier Membership for USD 19.99 (£9.99 for players in the UK) which automatically enters players into all draws for the month and converts any points won into tickets for the weekly draw.

Who Can Play at ilotto.com

Americans (not Florida, New York, Guam Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and US territories), Canada (not Quebec) and UK residents can all play ilotto.com. Ilotto.com employees and affiliates can also not play. Member accounts are limited to one per person, family, household address, email address, telephone number and shared computer. Okay – what gives?

The ilotto Catch

Combining the fact that play is limited to Americans, Canadians and UK residents and per family or household, it’s easy to figure that these guys are collecting email and house addresses to send spam and other advertising. They do add an interesting twist to get people to buy the Premier Membership, but that means you are paying them to receive spam and other stuff.

Complaints at ilotto.com

I was surprised that there wasn’t a heap of complaints given what this lottery does. Then again, maybe that simply means there aren’t a lot of people that have gone for this sweepstakes. I personally found it amusing that they don’t list a heap of winners especially as part of your agreeing to play allows them to use your name.

Ilotto Customer Service

Don’t try and get an immediate response if you do have questions. The only way to get in touch with these folks is through an auto link to your email. There is no online form, live chat, phone number though they do provide a snail mail address. UK residents can actually send their entry to the sweepstakes by snail mail.

Who are They?

These guys look like they are based in the UK and I think they are marketers. There is no ‘about us’ page and no real information on them anywhere.

The Bottom Line at ilotto

We don’t know who they really are but you’re going to share your personal details with them – not! It’s in the registration process that they say “tell us where to send your prizes”. That means your home address & telephone number, and birth date.

Pros:

pros It’s Free – Well Sorta

Cons:

cons Premium Membership
cons Advertising
cons Spam

If you have the patience to probably put up with a heap of spam and click on every day to enter the daily lottery then you definitely need to get a life. If you pay for the monthly Premier Membership, then good luck to you. I think I’ll stick to playing lotteries like US Powerball and go for the real money.

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About 

Hello everyone, my name is Nick and you can find me on Google+. I am a founder and a primary author of the LottoExposed.com. Here we are exposing online lottery agents, software and syndicates. Only on our site you will find a real truth about the lottery. Playing lottery is in my veins, writing about it makes most of my time. My life motto is: “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” So start doing and stop dreaming!

16 Responses to ilotto Exposed – There’s Always a Catch

  1. user avatar Lowell A Wadsworth :

    I was a victem of the ILOTTO scam.
    I need a way to contact them to stop the monthly charges to my Debit card!!

    • user avatar Daisy Morgan :

      Hi Lowell, we suggest you to contact your debit card provider and have them blocked. Or to cancel your old card and to get a new one. Daisy

    • user avatar barbara owens :

      as I see more people got scammed by your website. please take my info and delete it I feel I was hoodwinked. this made overdrawn in my my debit card. again REMOVE MY INFO YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DRAW MONEY OUT OF MY BANK CARD.

    • user avatar j Rudd martin :

      Please cancel my account immediately. No more charges. I have informed my bank. I would call you but you have not any phone number that I can find.

      • user avatar Daisy Morgan :

        Scroll down and you’ll see their phone number.
        Customer Service: +1-1-800-510-8731

  2. user avatar Don Harma :

    I was just about to go for it until saw the following in their “user agreement”:
    I further understand that I am not required to provide my consent as a condition of purchasing any goods or services.
    WHAT?? Agree to purchasing good and services WITHOUT MY CONSENT….I don’t think so!!!

  3. user avatar somebody :

    when i submited my phone number and everything i got a call from this weird guy voice saying if it was me, but it was weird i feel am in danger by giving them my personal information,, did this weird voice guy called yall too?? or it was only me am scare

  4. user avatar Barbara Saieed :

    Can’t find any site to go to. Am being charged $19.95 a month for ILOTTO ~ ~ ~Have tried to get my info removed from their files. I DO NOT WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN “ILOTTO”. Someone get me out of this, please.

  5. user avatar Jason Hunt :

    The number ilotto called me from 8064023444

  6. user avatar kevin drennan :

    Some ilotto clown called me six times today. What jerks.

  7. user avatar Paulburchfield :

    Does any one out there actually know how to get a hold of ILOTTO. I opted out several months ago and they are still chargeing my bank account $19.99 a month. And http://WWW.ILOTTO does’nt get you anywhere no customer service phone number or any thing. Can some one please help.

    • user avatar Daisy Morgan :

      Hi, sorry to hear that. Did you try to contact them via email ([email protected])? Also, did you call their customer service (+1-1-800-510-8731)? Daisy

  8. user avatar colin battison :

    Dous”nt anyone who complains on your site about having there debit or credit card credited by rip of B——–. All they have to do is cancell there card [1 phonecall] i know it causes hassel but it”s better than being ripped off by scamming shitheads. Colin.

  9. user avatar William Fisher :

    I have tried to cancel my account (www.llotto.com ILotto GBR) with no success. Please advise me how to do this.

  10. user avatar Justine DeVoe :

    How can I STOP these emails???

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