EuroLotto.com is an online lottery service owned and operated by PlayCherry Ltd. (registration number C-43059), located at 8th Floor, Tagliaferro Business Centre, 14 Gaiety Lane, c/w High Street, Sliema, SLM1551, Malta. PlayCherry Ltd. operates under licenses issued and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority. EuroLotto offers six international lottery games and 18 scratch cards. The website is available in 5 languages: English, Swedish, German, Finnish and Norwegian. You can contact EuroLotto via the online form, phone number +356 2276 6666, or chat.
When first opening the online lottery service EuroLotto.com, I was pleasantly surprised at the color and layout of information. Next, I noticed the 25 million Euros offer in a daily draw except it doesn’t say what draw. A chance at 25 million Euros – wow. It was time to dig deeper.
This is not EuroJackpot or EuroMillions. This is EuroLotto! It’s a daily lottery with a jackpot available of €25 million with diminishing prizes based on lesser numbers down to get one number and you win €2. The basic lottery ticket involves five digits and two letters. You can use “Otto’s” random generator button (I think other lotteries would call this a quick pick) or pick your own. Tickets cost €2 each. Tickets can be purchased each day up to 18:00 CET with the draw taking place at 20:00 CET. No idea who actually supervises the draw, but the results are posted on their web site.
The Odds at EuroLotto
They claim that one in every ten lottery tickets is a winner. I have problems with that though it is probably the €2 which equals what you paid for the ticket. The jackpot is an annuity paid out over 29 years, which means 30 payments. But, though it is guaranteed by the Bank of Valletta, Malta, I had a real problem with the wording this bank will “ensure that the first payment can be made within 30 days of the winning draw”.
Who Can Play at EuroLotto.com?
You’ve got to be 18 to play at EuroLotto.com. That’s it. Well and have a credit card or some other form of transferring money to them and looking at their site, there is a great deal of choice including bank transfer.
What Else Does EuroLotto Offer?
EuroLotto.com also offers three different scratch cards. Gold Rush cost €4 and says it pays out €5 million in that jackpot, Silver Streak costs €2 with a jackpot of €500,000 and Lucky Strike cost €0.20 and top prize pays out at €5,000. Let’s talk ‘Gold Rush’ with 10 million tickets sold, so even with my limited math skills that’s 1 in a 10 million chance. The ‘scratch’ results are an instant win. There must be some supervision on the computer generation of these cards, but these are games I am going to stay away from.
Who Is Euro Lotto?
EuroLotto.com is a company that is registered in Malta therefore regulated by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of – yes Malta. But it is owned and operated by a company called Euroslots Limited which is owned by a Swedish company (Cherry AB). Okay – I’m getting nervous as I am starting to wonder where the money – my potential winnings – actually are and who controls it!
Customer Support at EuroLotto.com
EuroLotto.com offers a few different ways to ask questions and find out more information or resolve programs. They have a Malta phone number and live chat open from 7:00 to 22:00 (CET) Monday to Saturdays and 10:00 to 22:00 (CET) Sundays and public holidays. They also have an online form you can complete. I must confess I got a bit nervous when I had to input my email address before they’d let me chat with them. Doing reviews, I tread into some dangerous waters with personal information and I’ve had a few challenges with suddenly receiving a plethora of emails and other spam simply because I asked a question somewhere.
Customer Complaints at EuroLotto.com
It was bizarre when I ran across a Better Business Review on Euro Lotto though it referenced a Toronto phone number and address. I have no idea if they are related, but this was the first time something like this showed up [bbb.org].
The Name Game at EuroLotto.com
The other problem with trying to find out information on EuroLotto.com is that because of the name the list of websites that come up is prioritized to EuroMillions; an official registered lottery. After several hours of weeding through articles, comments, and sites that make access available, I gave up.
The Bottom Line at EuroLotto
Firstly putting together a daily lottery that offers €25 million as its jackpot makes me suspicious. In looking at them and weeding through the small print, this one doesn’t feel right. I mainly had problems with EuroLotto.com’s statement that the first payment can be made within 30 days of the winning draw – so where’s all the money?
Clean and pretty site
Has there ever been a winner?
Can they pay a winner?
Who makes sure the draws are fair?
Sorry folks, these guys get a thumbs down. There are just too many questions that were raised with the more information that was found. There are enough respectable lotteries out there to take a chance with your money without playing here.