The only thing I found interesting about Lottomat.com is the fact their site can operate in four languages – English, Russian, Polish and Spanish – and that includes the terms and conditions. This is an online lottery site that offers players seven international lotteries. There are the usual US and European mega lotteries. But there are no bonuses, referrals, discounts, subscription capacity, or syndicates. It doesn’t get much more straightforward than that. But is playing at Lottomat.com that simple?
Games at Lottomat.com
Lottomat offers players online access to seven international lotteries including US Powerball & Mega Millions, EuroMillions, EuroJackpot and UK Lottery, SuperEnaLotto, and Poland Lotto. The player can play one or up to 20 tickets in a “single order” (or up to a total amount of €1,000). Then it goes on about the fact a single ticket can have a maximum of 25 lines. There aren’t any discounts for an increasing number of tickets. There are no subscriptions available and no syndicates. This is a straight-play lottery ticket site.
Getting Your Account
To initiate the registration process players have to provide an email account address. Lottomat.com sends an “activation link” to complete the registration process at which time you add your personal details. The next step is putting money in your account to play. There is a minimum deposit requirement of €10. Weird, Lottomat says in their FAQ there is a minimum purchase of €2 when using a credit card.
Getting Your Winnings from Lottomat
Any winnings under USD 2,500 (or the equivalent in your account currency) are deposited straight into your account. Anything over that might involve being deposited manually or you might have to get it yourself. For winnings over USD 10,000, Lottomat.com charges a 10% fee. Well, they say that this is used to cover the costs of getting your money, which is kinda a contradiction if you are getting it yourself. If you’re withdrawing your winnings through the credit card you originally used to deposit the money, be aware that you can only withdraw an equal amount to what you’ve deposited. Customer service advised that anything above this amount would have to be transferred to a bank account. There is a minimum withdrawal amount of €10.
Who Can Play?
There is absolutely nothing in Lottomat.com’s terms and conditions or FAQ that says who can or cannot play online lotteries here. The only thing they refer to in their T&C is that players have to respond to their own countries’ taxes. Players can opt to not provide any personal information – that is until they go to collect their winnings.
Miscellaneous at Lottomat
Under the terms and conditions, there is a section called “Miscellaneous” where Lottomat.com says “You agree to receive information from the Company electronically or through a cellular network.” Now I wonder what that means. Guess I am going to find out if this means I’m going to start receiving spam and other advertising.
Lottomat.com’s Customer Service
Lottomat is operated by Seymour Marketing Limited (a UK-registered company) but is owned by Seymour B.V (Curaçao registered company). Both have snail mail addresses. The customer service is open Monday to Friday GMT business hours and can be reached by telephone, email, and online form. They seem to respond within 24 hours, which is great.
Why You Should Register with Lottomat
Straightforward Lottery Site
Information Available in Multiple Languages
Good Threshold on Direct Winnings to your Account
Why You Shouldn’t Register with Lottomat
Only Seven International Lotteries to Play
No Subscriptions or Syndicates
Getting Your Winnings from Your Account
Is Lottomat Legit?
This online lottery site is pretty straightforward, though that does get me wondering if it’s a site to gather email addresses for marketing purposes. The fact that I can register by simply putting in an email address got me wondering.
Lottomat.com gets a reserved thumbs-up for its simplicity, then again, it will be interesting to see if my email inbox starts to fill up!