Boylelotto.com, Lotteries and the Small Print
Sometimes I wonder why some of these online betting sites jump into lotteries like boylelotto.com. It is owned and operated by Boylesports which is a huge betting site for all kinds of sports. Boylelotto is an offshoot that is a platform for betting on thirteen lotteries, but you’re not going to win any mega jackpots here. They put a cap on what a player can actually win.
Games at Boylelotto
There are thirteen lottery games that can be played – sorry bet on – at boylelotto.com including Australian, French, New York, German, Numbers ’49, Numbers Irish, Irish Daily Millions, UK, Euro Lotto, Canadian Lotto, Greek Lotto, Hong Kong and Spanish Lottery. Players can choose to be in on guessing correctly three, four or five numbers. It doesn’t matter how many numbers are drawn in the official lottery. There is an option to include the bonus ball (where available) but that decreases your payout odds.
How Does It Work?
The amount a player wins is based on how much they wager. For example, get three numbers correct and you’ve bet $10, then the payout is 650 times $10 or USD 6,500. But – yes and this is a big but – even though they publish the winner that gets to say all five numbers correct will get what ever they bet times 111,110, there is a statement on each of the lottos that the “maximum payout to any one customer for one draw is €50,000 (for some) or the currency equivalent”. According to their site, get five numbers correct in say Canada’s 6/49 and have bet $2 x 111,110 would be CAD 222,220 – but boylelotto.com will only pay out about CAD 68,000. The cap does jump for EuroMillions but only to €100,000.
Boyle Lotto and Customer Service
We checked this out with their customer service and they confirmed this once again underlining the importance of reading the small print. Their ‘live chat’ was good and the guy did take the time to double check the information. They also offer a snail mail address in Ireland, toll free numbers for the UK and ROI, regular telephone and an email address. Oh – and you can always contact Leon Blanche if you have any media enquiries.
Bonuses at Boylelotto.com
They also offer a €50 bonus to new customers, but it involves a bunch of jumping through hoops – the worst being the first half of the bonus is only applicable if you have to lose your first bet. The second half kicks in after you’ve placed 5 further bets with specifics in the amount and odds.
Who is Boylelotto?
There is no question these guys are legit and have been around for a bunch of years. Boylelotto.com aka Boylesports.com sponsors different sports including horse racing, greyhound racing and have run Europe’s largest live poker event the International Poker Open held in Dublin for years.
The Bottom Line
This is not lottery playing or buying lottery tickets and more importantly, you are not going to win one of those mega jackpots like EuroMillions gets up to. This is betting with a cap on what you can win!
Good Customer Service
Betting versus Lottery Tickets
Capped Win Versus Mega Jackpots
Players need Customer Service
Boylelotto.com gets a thumbs down. Besides the fact they can’t get their numbers correct, would you really like to get 5 numbers correct and have your win capped! The team is definitely going to stick to their tried and true online lottery service providers.