This new kid on the block offers players twenty international lotteries online. The site is pretty well laid out and easy to move around. It’s offered in four languages – English, German, Russian and Spanish. Well, that is until you get to the small print. It would be more impressive if the Terms and Conditions weren’t in just one language – English. That is the most important place for players to go and find out ‘is this the place to play’.
Games at LottoDay.com
Players have twenty international lotteries to choose from including the big boys of US Powerball and EuroMillions. The player can choose 1 ticket or more for 1, 2 (5% discount), 4 (10% discount), 8 (15% discount) or unlimited draws (20% discount). There is no minimum amount of tickets that need to be purchased. It’s weird that other sites/reviews write that there is a 100% bonus on your first purchase but nothing is written here. There is also no information on opting out or closing your account. Only a heap of information on how they can close your account.
LottoDay and Syndicates
There are three syndicates available for US Powerball, US Mega Millions and Italy’s SuperEnalotto. Each has 50 lines and though there is no information on their site, their support told us that there are 50 shares in each syndicate. Players can purchase up to 50 shares which theoretically means you could own the entire syndicate. Very strange.
Winnings under US$ 600 are credited direct to your account. For winnings over US$ 600, LottoDay.com’s customer service will get in touch. There are a bunch of contradicts on how they will handle this. Most of their site says that you have to collect this yourself. In the Terms & Conditions, they say they might help but it does look like you’re on your own. They say there is no commission taken, but then again, you are going to go get your money yourself. If there is tax involved, it could take up to 15 business days for the money to be transferred into your account.
Getting Your Winnings at Lotto Day
Withdrawing money from your account has to be in the same currency that you deposited the money (not sure about this) and a minimum withdrawal amount of US$ 20 (or equivalent in another currency). You also have to submit a copy of your passport, a copy of the credit card you used to deposit into your account, recent utility bill in your name with your address and signed purchase history of your online transactions. Okay, so what happens if you don’t pay your own utilities direct?
Who Can Play at LottoDay.com?
Boy these folks can’t get it right. In their FAQ you they say “LottoDay does not discriminate against any person based on location or gender and allows people to play on LottoDay as long as they are above 18 years of age”. Then in their Terms and Conditions, they say their “policy strictly prohibits citizens and residents of the United States”. This includes anybody who happens to be located in the US at the time of purchase.
Who Is LottoDay?
LottoDay.com is operated by Feelings Ltd., a company that is owned by Phoenix Online Holdings Ltd. out of Gibraltar. They have a snail mail address; UK phone number +44 808 164 1527 (yes, it works with an answering machine), NZ number +64 6 880 8533, SA number +27 87 550 5460 and CAD number +1 604 670-3801; “please leave a message” tab; email address [email protected] and live help daily available from 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT (eastern daylight time). They do have an auto receipt confirmation for emails.
You might notice in the menu the item “LottoPromo.com – an affiliate program”. Click on that and you’re taken to their site. This links to MyLotto.com which links to Jackpot.com which is owned and operated by Lottomatrix Limited out of the UK. It’s all a little disconcerting, but looks like the big thing is to build affiliates.
The Bottom Line at LottoDay.com
What’s worse? The fact that anything over US$ 600 you are going to have to go collect yourself or the fact that they black ball anyone in the United States versus their own words that they don’t discriminate against anyone for location or gender. Why waste the space!
20 International Lotteries
Discounts on Multiple Purchases
Fair Single Line Price
Getting Your Winnings Over US$ 600
Share Ratio in Syndicates
Who Can Play?
This site gets a thumbs down mostly because their terms and conditions are simply not up to scratch and their share ratio on syndicates is pretty average.