Would an online lottery provider offering an in-house game for €10,000 be enough to get you to give them your email address? The team took a look at TheLotteryCentre.com today and it doesn’t seem to matter what lottery you purchase on their site, you’re in on that draw. I can’t even imagine the odds of winning and for me; I’m into playing lotteries for that mega jackpot. If this site seems familiar, the folks who own it also have lottoexpress.com.
Games at TheLotteryCentre.com
The Lottery Centre offers players 18 international lotteries ranging from three of the big down under (that’s Australia) draws to the usual Euro Millions and US Powerball. Players can choose 1 ticket for 1 game or more – up to 10 games. There are no discounts for playing more. All entries include an automatic bonus into an in-house game for €10,000.
The Lottery Centre’s Syndicates
Some of the lotteries offered here have syndicates with various terms, though two things seem consistent. Firstly, players buy in for 4 weeks. Secondly, there is no information on how many shares are actually in the syndicates. Some of the syndicates have bonus tickets for other draws, but only if the jackpot prize is won. All of the syndicates offer that automatic entry into the in-house game for €10,000.
What’s with the In-House Game
It all starts when you go to TheLotteryCentre.com’s site. A window pops up right from the start, asking you to input your name and email address – and agree to receive “email communications” from The Lottery Centre. The in-house game takes place on the 31st of December and could be travel or merchandise though they do so say you can take it in cash. There is an inference that there might be more than one prize, but no additional information.
Where’s My Money?
According to TheLotteryCentre.com, they don’t take any commission on winnings, but they can take any “reasonable costs”. I’m also still trying to get my head around the use of the term “any recovery may take a significant period of time”. The team figured it means you might be waiting and waiting for your winnings.
Customer Service at TheLotteryCentre
Their call center is in Vancouver, Canada, their processing center is in the Netherlands and their corporate office is in the Isle of Man. There is a snail mail address for the Isle of Man and several email addresses. There is a heap of toll free and other telephone numbers for all kinds of countries. But if you’re not using a toll free number, all calls are for Vancouver. TheLotteryCentre.com is owned by International Multi-Media Entertainments Limited.
Good Causes at TheLotteryCentre.com
Under the menu “Good Causes”, the Lottery Centre says they “plans have been announced for further development” of their sponsored Akili School Project in Nairobi Kenya. This is back in 2013 with no further information. Then they list some of the projects that the actual lotteries support under the guise of what your money is doing. I’m not sure why they wasted the time and space for this.
The Bottom Line at TheLotteryCentre.com
On face value, there is nothing to say don’t play here, but there was something familiar with the list of telephone numbers. It took a while and the telephone numbers are not the same, but the list itself of where they have toll free and other numbers are a duplicate for europeanlotteryguild.com – with the only number for international dialing in Vancouver.
18 International Lotteries
Free In-House Draw
Agreeing to Receive Emails
What is Reasonable Costs on Winnings?
When Will I Get My Winnings?
We’re giving this one a thumbs down simply because of the threat of having to agree to receive email communications. That and the fact we might be waiting and waiting for our mega jackpot!