There is a part of me that wanted to jump in and play Free-lottery.net just see how many emails I would end up getting and what they were actually advertising. This is another free lottery site that offers a free daily and weekly draw. It also looks like they offer a bunch of other little prizes but then I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s go take a look.
Games at Free-lottery.net
Free Lottery holds a £1,000 daily and £1 million weekly draw. The daily draw closes at 17:30 for a 19:30 GMT draw. The weekly draw is done on Mondays, closes at 12:00 with the draw at 14:00. Winning numbers are posted on their site. Players choose six numbers or use quick pick from 1 to 75. To be in the weekly draw, you have to have played at minimum of three daily draws before Monday.
Free Lottery and Winning
Winning lottery tickets must be claimed from Free Lottery within thirty days of the draw “to start the process”. Payment is made by check and delivered by registered post. One of the terms and conditions you agree to in registering at Free-Lottery.net is that you will participate in any publicity if you win. That includes a photograph and potentially a quote. They also do say that larger prizes might be presented in person but they don’t say whether they will fly you to get it.
Who Can Play at Free-lottery.net?
Well it doesn’t say it in their rules but according to Free-lottery.net thanks to customer service, you don’t have to be a resident of the UK to play and win. Players must be 18 years of age or older “except employees of the Promoter, their families, agents or anyone professionally connected with the Promotion”. You can only have one account and one lottery ticket per draw.
How Do They Do It – It’s Free
Okay, you did pick up on the word “promoter” and “promotion” right! Technically they say that their lottery is guaranteed by an insurance company. But – yes the big but – they also say prizes are “paid for through advertising and other features available on the website”. One face value looking at their site, that’s a link to playing real lotteries online. They say the only emails you will received is “as and when they’re needed” and “generally you’ll receive emails to remind you to log in” and “updates to the site”. Hmmm, sounds like a really good excuse for a heap of spam.
Free-lottery.net and Customer Service
Scrolling through Free Lottery’s Facebook page, the only winners we saw were for £20 Amazon winners. Guess Amazon is one of their promoters. It also appears that they play a bunch of other little games all thanks to different promoters. Free-lottery.net also uses twitter. They have a snail mail address in the UK and an email address. No online form, no phone numbers and no live chat. There isn’t a lot of information on who these folks are, but their ‘promoter and data controller’ is Take That Ltd. who is a marketer and web design company in the UK.
The Bottom Line at Free Lottery
You Could Win Something
Advertising and Marketing Spam
Free-lottery.net doesn’t get a thumbs up or a thumbs down. If you have the time to play, it could be a way to win bits and pieces amongst the advertising you receive. Me, I think I’ll stick to playing some of those mega jackpots like US Powerball.