How many of you believe you can get something free? Looking at LoveFreeLotto.com, the team first thought this might be it. This is a free lottery that uses the official Wednesday New York Lottery results applied to LoveFreeLotto’s game. Oh – plus a bonus ball that they choose. Then, as we read through the small print, we realized it looked familiar. Before you go to their site, read on. You definitely need more information.
The Game at LoveFreeLotto.com
At first glance, this is a cute little lottery that uses the Wednesday New York lottery results, plus a bonus ball from 1 to 30 that is randomly drawn by LoveFreeLotto.com. But looking deeper, there is no information on how they draw the bonus ball plus how come they don’t simply use the lottery official bonus ball. It made us wonder. Pick six numbers and the bonus ball and win US $250,000. Six numbers gets US $500. Five numbers with the bonus ball gets US $150 plus six free tickets. Five numbers gets US $20 plus three free tickets. Four numbers get you US $2 and three free tickets. Nail three numbers and you get three free tickets.
New York Lottery
Here’s where it could get dicey. The New York lottery jackpot for Saturday night’s draw is US $15.8 million. If it is not won, then it will roll up to US $16.3 million for next Wednesday (the day that LoveFreeLotto uses the official numbers). How would you feel if you got the correct numbers on the real draw, but were only playing LoveFreeLotto.com?
Winnings at LoveFreeLotto
Players have one month to lick on the “Claim Prize” button on your “My Tickets” page. Beware, that once you start this process do not close the window – you can’t go back. I wonder what would happen if my internet access had a glitch? It takes thirty days to receive any cash winnings and you can only get it through PayPal. I started wondering if they act as an agent for PayPal.
Who Can Play?
Play is limited to legal residents of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States (excluding Rhode Island, New York and Florida). The exclusions are a result of “convoluted state sweepstakes laws that are out of our control”. You do have to be 18 years or older and can’t work for or be an immediately family of LoveFreeLotto or anyone that advertises with them.
LoveFreeLotto’s Customer Service
These guys (or gals) are very clear. They will not respond to questions that they’ve posted the answers on their “Support Page” But if you do have a question (or two), there is an online form and they say they will respond within two business days. There is also a BoxLotto snail mail address in California. BoxLotto offers the same free lottery game. There are no telephone numbers, email addresses or live chat. We did have a chuckle that there is a tutorial video on their support page.
Why/How Do They Do It?
One of the things the tutorial does not include is what happens when you’re waiting to have your ticket validated. Players have to visit the site of an advertiser for a minimum of six seconds. If you want to get a better feel on this, take a look at their “Special Offers” towards the bottom of their home page. There are links to a bunch of other sites, including Publishing Clearing House.
The Bottom Line at LoveFreeLotto
Folks, there is no such thing as getting something for free. To play LoveFreeLotto.com’s game, you are part of an advertising campaign. Add to that the simple fact that they pick their own bonus ball makes the concept of winning $250,000 a long shot.
Very Small Jackpot
This site gets a thumbs down (same as BoxLotto.com). And as I said before, can you imagine if you picked the six numbers drawn on the real New York Lottery and then only collected $500 from LoveFreeLotto.com!