Do you like the idea of betting on international lotteries versus actually purchasing tickets? I’m still a bit on the fence on this one. I was looking at LottoStar24.com and it got me thinking about the ability to be a bit more creative in how players can win does make betting more interesting. At the same time, LottoStar 24 only offers betting on three lotteries. I really had to go have a better look.
Games at LottoStar24.com
LottoStar24 offers players the opportunity to bet on three international lotteries: EuroMillions, US Powerball and Germany’s Lotto 6aus49. For EuroMillions and US Powerball it is straightforward with players either choosing their favorite ticket line or using a quick pick. There are options on playing one or more tickets, subscriptions charged weekly until cancelled. Multi-draws options range from 1 to 8 weeks, including a choice of playing weekly both games or either games. There is a minimum of €10 to bet on any lottery.
And What About Lotto 6aus49?
Germany’s Lotto 6aus49 is a little different. Pick your regular ticket lines or use quick pick and you’re betting on that game. Towards the bottom there is an auto “Play and win with additional lotteries”. This uses the numbers from 6aus49 plus the bonus to play Spiel77 and the last six numbers to play Superzahl (Super 6). It does add 7 additional profit tiers for the Spiel77 and 6 tiers for Super 6 – of course it costs more money. The weird thing is in their terms and conditions it infers that you’ll be using your chosen ticket numbers but on the order form it stays static suggesting that the number that is shown there is the ticket number for the two additional games.
Winnings at LottoStar24.com
It looks like what you win on betting is the same amount as offered by the regular published lotteries and deposited directly in your account – well mostly. If you win €500,000 or more, you’ve got to go to Malta to collect it in person. Winnings under €500,000 take 3 to 4 days to get to your bank account. Winnings can be used to lay more bets or transferred to your bank account. Ah, and if a player doesn’t submit the correct documents within twelve weeks of starting the claim, you don’t get your money.
How Do They Do It?
LottoStar24.com uses an insurance company to guarantee bets. The only thing is there is no information their site on who this is. Add to this in their terms and conditions, the actual winning sum could be “reduced” if the insurance company has to pay out to multiple winners.
Who Is LottoStar24.com?
LottoStar24 is owned by Lottostarlet Limited, a company out of Malta. It looks like they have a bunch of different sites for playing the same games the same way. There is a snail mail and email address plus phone number. They do have an auto confirm receipt when submitting a question by email but they don’t seem to get around to answering them.
LottoStar24 and the Bottom Line
Okay, I agree that the 6aus49 lottery combo is different and not something that a standard online lottery provider could offer. At the same time, there are a lot of other things that LottoStar24 does not offer that would make me look elsewhere – even if I was into betting on lotteries. There is no information on whether they take commission, who their insurer is and that how business about not getting the paper work correct within twelve weeks really put me off.
6aus49’s Added Play
Betting versus Buying Lottery Tickets
Who is the Insurer?
Only 3 Lotteries
Poor Customer Service
This site gets a thumb’s down partly for the simple fact that they do not answer emails. I mean seriously. It wasn’t that hard a question!