LottoExpress Exposed — It’s Not All in the Terms and Conditions
Thanks to a posting on “Submit Lottery Agents for Review”, the team took a look at LottoExpress.com this last week. At first glance, it looked like a pretty solid platform offering international lotteries online. It was time to look deeper. Is this site as good as it looks?
Games at LottoExpress
This online lottery provider offers 12 international lotteries plus four combo plays. The international lotteries include the usual US and European games, plus Canada’s 649 and three Australian lotteries Lotto 6/45, Oz, and Powerball. Take a good look at what is offered for any games you decide to play. Some of the lotteries offered by LottoExpress.com can be played with one ticket for one draw versus some the minimum is four draws. There are no syndicates offered here.
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Lotto Express and Combo Plays
There are four different combination plays that are offered. Euro Pass has one ticket, each of EuroMillions and EuroJackpot. American Dream includes US Powerball and Mega Millions. The Irish American includes 2 of each of the US mega draws plus two ticket lines for Irish Lotto 6/47. Australian Outback Special includes one ticket for each of the 3 Aussie lotteries advertised. Players must play a minimum of 2 draws for each combo and can choose multi-draw combinations of 4, 8, and 12. There is also the option to play more tickets in combinations of 1, 3, 5, 10, and 20 ticket lines.
Claiming Your Winnings at LottoExpress
LottoExpress says they do not charge any commission or fees, but there is no other information on how quickly they get you your winnings. Interestingly, they do seem to offer the option of either a lump sum or annual winnings depending on the lottery though the only place this is mentioned is in the FAQ.
LottoExpress’s Terms and Conditions
That was one of the issues that the team had with this site. The Terms and Conditions are pretty light on and it took reading the FAQ to answer a few of our questions. There is no information on how a player opts out of playing here except a £5 charge a month on any inactive account for six months until it either runs out of money or is reactivated. LottoExpress.com also talks about withdrawals being limited “to the sums set out in the Payment Details Table on the Banking Page”. Okay, where’s the Banking Page? It’s not in the Terms and Conditions. We asked the question and they came back with it’s your banking rules and regulations. Sorry, I have a problem with that.
Who Can Win at LottoExpress.com?
Besides the usual of having to be 18 years or older, LottoExpress lists a bunch of other countries that “prohibit” them from offering their services to residents in Afghanistan, Canada, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Palau, Somalia, Switzerland, and the US. Keep in mind this refers to “residents” and if you are the nationality of any of these, but are resident somewhere else – you can play. We asked! The other interesting little twist in the T&C is that LottoExpress.com will not process any ticket purchases for a lottery where the player resides.
Getting in Touch
LottoExpress offers a list of toll-free numbers plus one international in the Netherlands though these folks are registered and operate out of the Isle of Man. International Multi-Media Entertainments Limited owns and operates lottoexpress.com under the Online Gambling Regulation Act 2001 regulated by the Gambling Supervision Commission. There is an online form and a snail mail address. The email address contact was in the T&C. Live Chat is available during Netherlands business hours Monday to Friday.
Why You Should Register with LottoExpress
No Fees, No Commission
Why You Shouldn’t Register with LottoExpress
Who Can’t Play!
Is LottoExpress Legit?
Overall, this site looks pretty good though we’d be a lot more confident with a more informative Terms & Conditions and I’d want to see the Banking Page before going any further. I would also like to have the option to play syndicates – but that’s personal.
This site gets a begrudging thumbs up. Definitely, it would be stronger if they added to the Terms and Conditions besides all the disclaimers and what the operators are not responsible for. If you do play here, let us know how you are doing! We need that feedback.
They will not listen when they want to use your money..
You tell them to put your money into your account… and they don’t
This business is just another spin-off from International Multimedia Entertainments ltd of IOM who have been barred from operating in the UK after surrendering licence. Serious sanctions from the Gambling Commission. Google it
It is quick and easy to play the lottery with them. The combo packs are good, you get a free ticket with one of them.
Please deposit my money into my account…
As of two weeks ago, that was my request to you to do..
And so far, no money
You have my phone number and email..
I like the combo plays. The ability to simply on a one click play a group of lotteries is cool. The fact I can do this as a multiple draw means I don’t have to remember to play. Boy would I be annoyed if I forgot to get my lottery tickets and my numbers came up.