Winalot.com or Not?
If you’re not from Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan, Libya, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines or US, then you might want to take a look at winalot.com to play lotteries online. I have to admit I got a chuckle of the residents that can’t play here. Winalot.com is an online lottery service provider which looks awfully familiar. It provides international access to most of the big jackpots worldwide as long as you aren’t from one of the previously mentioned countries.
Who is Winalot?
Winalot.com is owned and operated by Overseas Subscribers Agents (OSA) which operates a heap of sites. Osalottos.com, lotteryshop.com, euromillionsjackpot.com and osalotteries.net are just a few our team tracked down. They’ve been in operation since 1988 and seem to know their stuff.
They offer access for players to play many of the big lotteries including US Powerball and Mega Millions, EuroMillions, Spain’s El Gordo to name a few. Hey – have you got your tickets for the big Christmas draw? Winalot.com’s registration process is pretty straightforward and they offer a variety of different subscriptions depending on how long you want to pay and play.
Winning at Winalot.com
Winners will receive a prize notification, though they say for prizes over USD 1,000 they will call players immediately by phone. They also say they will provide a Subscription Results Statement listing all your winnings over the time of your subscription. I’m not sure if I would want a statement to see how much I’ve spent versus how much I’ve won. Winalot.com does say they don’t take any kick back when you win; it’s all yours.
What Made Me Pause
I must confess, I am still trying to work out what they meant by “Please note, if for any reason we are sold out of the allocated tickets, we guarantee that you will be entered into the next draw available”. I mean I’ve picked my number, so why wouldn’t I get them.
I also get very annoyed at some of these online lottery providers that publish a variety of winners obvious not through their site. Winalot.com has this scroll bar that continually rolls with these pictures.
Customer Service at Winalot.com
I also couldn’t figure out why a company would do a big advertising campaign on the fact they were now offering a 24 hour live help line and then don’t do it. They said they are doing this in the “continuing battle against an upsurge of lottery scams abusing the OSA name”. The fact of the matter is that their online help is available 2:00 am to 11:00 am GMT+1. The alternative is a customer service form. Their ‘how it works’ services as a terms and conditions.
OSA and Scams
I do get that they must be inundated with emails and people asking about the different scams being run using their name. The complaints online are huge though in all cases, it involves people who have not actually played a lottery with them. It’s the usual fee or identity scams that seem to have replaced the 419 scams.
The Bottom Line at Win a lot
OSA has been running online lottery service providers for years and does appear to know their stuff. Winalot.com is just one of the many sites that offer international lotteries. I don’t get why they would launch a 24 hour live chat and then not follow through with it.
Lots of international lotteries to play
Winnings are all yours
Various ways to play
Winnings free of charge
Winnings free of percentage
Winalot.com gets a reserved thumbs up. There is no reason to think they are running a scam at the same time, OSA operates so many sites it has made itself a target for hackers and scammers. I also think if you are going to put a press release out that your live chat is 24/7, you should do just that.