GS Lotto Review
At first glance, GSLotto.com looks like a pretty good online lottery provider. Digging into the small print, it starts to look different. This is an online messenger service that offers 11 lotteries for single ticket purchase or group play. For single ticket lines, they offer a “Play Smart” option. But is this a smart option?
Games at GSLotto.com
GSLotto offers players eleven international lotteries to play ranging from the usual US mega lotteries to Italy’s SuperStar draw. EuroMillions tickets are bought in Spain and Austria. Keep in mind that though Austria’s lotteries are tax free, Spain is not! Choosing where and what you play can affect what you take home to the bank, especially when it comes to a mega jackpot win. Single tickets can be purchased.
Okay – What Gives
Clicking on, say, US Powerball, five game cards come up with quick pick numbers already chosen. Click on “Clear All” and you start from scratch picking your own numbers. What is strange is that you can choose per ticket line more than the actual numbers for that lottery. This is GSLotto.com’s “Play Smart” free lottery software that allows players to select multiple ticket combinations in one ticket. There is no information on what the combinations actually are or how they do this. Of course, each number you add increases your cost.
Group Play/Syndicates at GSLotto
Each of the eleven lotteries can be played either for individual tickets or group play. For all, there are 50 lines with 100 shares. Let’s take the EuroJackpot group play. One share costs €20.00. You do the math. There are no discounts for playing multiple games.
Frequent Player Points/Bonuses
There is no information on any levels or thresholds on what you receive but generally they say, “Frequent Player Perks” get special offers, promotions & discounts and – wait for it – “emails, messages, calls and SMS showcasing current offers”. I’m not even a player here and I was getting these. Thankfully, I used a standalone email address. There is a €2 welcome bonus and a €10 reward for every €200 deposited into your account. There is no point talking about their VIP Packages as there is no information there.
GS Lotto and Winning
Smaller (not sure the level) winnings are credited directly to your account immediately after a draw. Larger winnings will probably take longer. A commission of 10% is applicable for winnings over USD 1 million. Now under their “Must I pay tax on my winnings?” in their FAQ, GSLotto.com says that they guarantee 100% payout which means you take the whole jackpot. There is no information on how they do this. I mean, Spanish and American lotteries take federal tax. There is also the usual blurb that though they don’t take commissions on account withdrawals, there may be costs deducted which kinda defeats the 100% guarantee payout.
Be Ready to Receive Daily Emails
Asking questions through GSLotto.com’s “direct chat” means providing either your Facebook connection or through Google with your email account. Does this sound familiar – they also own and operate Lottery99.com which actually auto shares your information with GSLotto.com. You also authorize them to “view your email addresses associated with your account”. I’m still not sure what that means, but I don’t like the idea.
Who Is GSLotto.com?
GSLotto.com is owned and operated by Aqua Marketing Ltd. with a snail mail address in the UK. They are licensed by the government of Curaçao. There is a UK phone number (which doesn’t work) and an email address.
GSLotto.com & the Bottom Line
Why would an online lottery provider say they guarantee a 100% payout and then say that they are going to take a 10% commission on winnings over USD 1 million? And what about tax?
11 International Lotteries
Play Smart Free Lottery Software – Maybe
10% Commission for over USD 1 Million vs 100% Payout Guarantee
Phone Number Doesn’t Work
Syndicate/Group Play Ratio of Tickets to Shares
These folks get a thumbs down. There are just too many contradictions at GSLotto.com never mind the fact that their phone number doesn’t exist.