LottoGopher is a lotto messenger service founded in 2007 and licensed to do business in the state of California. Transactions processed by LottoGopher UK Limited, Penfold Trading Estate, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD23 4YY United Kingdom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Galaxy Group. The LottoGopher headquarters is placed at 4311 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 400, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA. You can contact LottoGopher by the email address [email protected] Lottogopher.com provides access to three Californian lotteries: Mega Millions, Powerball and Super Lotto Plus.
Calling yourself a “social network website that allows you to easily order lottery tickets online “ should be an oxymoron. Oh sorry, an oxymoron is a phrase that contains two contradictory words that are used together for effect. In this case, I draw your attention to ‘social’ and ‘order’. There is no question that Lottogopher.com is a site that links into a social network and does provide access for purchasing lottery tickets for a membership fee if you live in California. They only offer three lotteries at this time: – CA MegaMillons, CA Powerball and CA’s own SuperLotto Plus. The blonde that is supposed to provide customer service needs to get a life.
This is a site that offers a membership to purchase lottery tickets on behalf of players. They have two options with either signing up monthly (cost of $12) or annually (price of $99). With a membership, Lottogopher.com will purchase tickets on your behalf at face value ($1), access to public and private lottery pools, lucky number pickers, lottery analytics tools, and online account manager. At this stage, Lottogopher.com provides access to three lotteries. Tickets can be purchased one-off or through a regular subscription. That does make sure that a player doesn’t miss a draw with their favorite numbers.
Lottogopher.com says the winner takes it all. If the win is under $600, then the money is directly credited to your account within 24 hours. If you want your cash, this can either be sent to you by check (mailed within 48 hours) or credited to the credit card originally used. For winnings over $600, there is an official form to complete. For any jackpot win, Lottogopher.com will arrange for the ticket to be transferred to you personally. Keep in mind for winnings over $600; taxes are the responsibility of the winner at 6% for the State and 25% for federal. All winnings are collected based on a lump sum option.
Who Can Play at Lottogopher.com
Foreigner’s federal tax is not applicable here as it is clear that playing through this site requires a person to be a California resident! Players also need to be 18 years of age or older. Though California lotteries provide for playing from anywhere, this is not a site that allows it.
Customer Service at Lottogopher.com
May I take a minute to roll my eyes! I clicked on the blonde who hovers in the corner of your screen and then got distracted. Ten minutes later, she was asking if someone has seen her coffee. Then she started singing ‘Luck Be A Lady Tonight.’ Lottogopher.com has this interactive avatar that talks and walks and stalks the computer screen. Once I turned her on, I wasn’t sure how to make her stop. They do offer an email address and a toll-free telephone number, but you better live in California as it doesn’t work from anywhere else. Though these folks do operate under the laws of the State of California, they could be anywhere as there is no snail mail address. Okay, they are located in West Hollywood in California, but that took some real digging to find!
Lottogopher Customer Complaints
There doesn’t seem to be (and they claim this on their site) any complaints regarding Lottogopher.com. There was a strange article on the fact that Florida residents were being offered the chance to play US Powerball through this site, though Lottogopher.com’s site underlines players must be from California. There is no question that laws are a little gray regarding online play, and it is good to point out that anyone can play lotteries in California – don’t do it here if you aren’t a California resident!
The Bottom Line at Lottogopher
If you are a California resident, this seems like good value for getting lottery tickets without having to leave your home. Lottogopher.com doesn’t charge beyond the membership fee for facilitating your lottery tickets, debiting your credit card or crediting your winnings.
Membership Means No Fees Per Ticket
Winnings Belong To You
Lots of Ways to Play
ONLY for Residents of California
ONLY Three Games to Play
The concept of buying through a membership versus a percentage add on for lottery tickets is very attractive especially if you are an avid player. The challenge is, there is a heap of laws to work through that is still currently in the wind plus many of the US State lotteries are steadily trying to set up their play online. Lottogopher.com has indicated they want to replicate their California set up in other states. It will be interesting to see what they do.