Sometimes looking at online lottery sites, they all seem to be the same. Lottoworldgroup.com aka LWG is yet another that just seemed too familiar. One of the team started opening up other sites we’ve looked at to see how come. It was weird, but only took a few clicks and there it was. I’m not sure if the similarity is because it’s another clone of another provider or simply that its platform is once again LOTTOYARD. It’s time to take a serious look!
Games at LottoWorldGroup
LWG offers individual and group play for the usual big lotteries – hang on, eleven lotteries to be precise. And they are the same ones as ulotto.com – US Powerball, Mega Millions & NY Lotto, EuroMillions & EuroJackpot, Canadian Lotto 6/49, Spanish La Primitiva, El Gordo & BonoLoto, Italian SuperEnalotto, and UK Lotto. Plus, they also have precisely the same discounts of 8 draws (15% off), 26 draws (22.5% off), 52 draws (25% off) to 100 draws (27.5% off). Okay, lottoworldgroup.com is a little cheaper per ticket line, but what gives?
LWG’s Group Play
Now I am laughing. The team set up two computers to click around the site to see what else is the same. The picture they use in group play is different, but the content is all the same. The group has 50 lines and players can purchase up to 150 shares, but it doesn’t say if this is the limit or total. I’m sorry, but if I’m going to buy into a syndicate (group play), I want to be very clear on how many lines are actually in it. Oh, Lottoworldgroup.com does allow for a single play versus ulotto.com starts at a minimum subscription of 8.
Lottoworldgroup.com’s VIP Program
At first glance, we figured that there wasn’t a VIP/Loyalty program until one of the team did a search and voilá, there it was. There is nowhere on their menu that indicates this. It’s a tiered system of Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum where each dollar you spend earns you a point which provides different discount levels. The more you play, the higher the discount.
Bouncing to Terms & Conditions
Again, it’s like déjà vu. There are differences in the odd words, but the content is the same as ulotto.com. Ah, but Lottoworldgroup says that they will charge fees and/or commissions but do not say what they are. Players get their winnings through the usual credit card, wire transfer and cheque in US Dollars or Euros. Any exchange rates are taken from the Royal Bank of Scotland.
LWG’s Customer Service
Lottoworldgroup.com has a head office in Cyprus with phone numbers there and in the Dominican Republic (okay, weird), and an email address. There is no live chat. There is also no published information on when they are available and/or how quickly they will respond.
Who is Lottoworldgroup.com
They say Lotto World Group Ltd. owns them, but we could find no information on this company. The similarities to Y&M Hans Management Limited’s sites do suggest at the very least they were designed by the same team.
The Bottom Line at LWG
This has been hilarious with the team still comparing each of the different pages to see if they can find something different – and mostly they have not. There is nothing that suggests that this site is not legit, but I am a little uncomfortable about the fact that it’s almost identical to another website owned by another company.
Most of the Big Lotteries
Single & Group Play
No Idea on Commissions
How Many in the Group Play?
Who Are These Folks?
LottoWorldGroup doesn’t get a thumbs up or a thumbs down. The fact that they are so similar to another site yet owned by a different company is enough to say “hang on a sec.”