TheLotteryCentre.com

TheLotteryCentre.com

Bad 1.5 | Reviews (24)
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  1. Found out today they have scammed my dad. He answered a cold call from them, and they must have persuaded him to sign up to a monthly direct debit. When I saw the letters come through the post for them, I was suspicious, and went over it all with my dad. In two months they have drained his account, starting with £8, then £96, then £1500. He had no idea. They prey on elderly people, get their bank details, and then ruin them. I am just thankful I am here to help my dad out, or he would not have money to pay for food. And all this during the pandemic. This ‘company’ is run by monsters.

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    • Hi, I’ve just found out the same has happened to my dad today, how did you cancel this as google puts the website as unsafe so won’t let me open to find out contact details. Thanks

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  2. These individuals are scammers!!! They seem to particularly prey on the elderly and those with savings and spare time indoors to receive their constant stream of harassing phone calls. I would estimate that my elderly father has spent thousands of pounds with them over many years and ‘won’ only minuscule amounts in return for his large investment. They seem to be based in Canada and it is disgrace that Canadian legislators have permitted them to operate for so many years.

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  3. Well this company’s isle of man licence has been surrendered and now has a licence in a little island in the caribbean where the laws are more relaxed it also had a sister company lotteries.com which has had it’s licence suspended by the UK it is all over the internet. I would not use this company. If you want to bet on the lotto use someone like lottoland which is a properly regulated company based in Gibraltar which also has a UK licence. Would you give a stranger in the street, money to put a bet on for you? No, because how would you find him if you won. Same principle here.

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  4. This company is a scam. The owner, Gloria Evans, used to be CEO of CW Agencies. Google it. Don’t fall for this, please.

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  5. In my opinion, my experience with The Lottery Centre is the same as Carla’s (see her review).
    My 89 year old dad has been receiving calls from these people persuading him to invest his life savings into gambling with them. They do this by pretending that they will rig the game in his favour (“it’s your turn to win”), or by “co-investing” with him (“match your contribution”). He has been playing for years and has NEVER received any cash back from them. Whenever he “won” a draw the winnings were “automatically reinvested” into the next draw. My understanding is this happened without his consent and without prior warning.
    In my opinion and given my observations The Lottery Centre is preying on the hopes of retirees to win big and “look after their loved ones”, thus scamming innocent people who have worked hard for their retirement all their lives and who may not have all their faculties to question these guys’ methods and authenticity.
    In my opinion, Carla is right. They are SCUM.
    I don’t understand how this is not illegal!

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  6. I have had agent Faye hassling me for 5 years not won a penny going to block her and get a new bank card next time she calls
    Thanks for the reviews was getting suspicious but thanks to you guys next time she calls I will tell her to go maybe not so politely
    Again thanks guys no more money will be wasted

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  7. The lottery centre is awful especially an agent called “DOMINIC WALKER” who harasses current subscribers pestering them to play in superdraws parting with 100’s of pounds or whatever currency giving them better odds than the El Gordo saying you have 419 chances of winning then your hopes are dashed when you win “NOTHING!” The way they practice needs to change and dominic walker needs to be SACKED!

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  8. giftcards2enjoy.com appeared on my credit card as a charge for a series I played for the British Lotto! This is pretty dodgy and my $307.84 was not what the agent (Randy) said it would be.

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  9. I have been playing hear for years. But Suspicious of legitimacy of this company. Operators not trained properly neither do they speak good English. They state they are registered with the UK gambling commission. However, when I contacted the UK gambling commission it would appear they could find no record of them being registered.
    Why are they misleading their customers?
    2nd confirmations do not always arrive on time often chasing them up. I use to play on line But they removed the visa debit function so unless they reinstate it I cannot play on line. When I phoned about this staff had no idea as to why this was. Yet they can still take a payment over the phone using visa debit but i have to phone first. They do not appear to have that many Customer review and the ones they do have are not that of a legit company. They are registered with the isle of white gambling commission but not hear, Could be there okay but there not that professional in dealing in matters of customer Service at all. I have kept my conversations with them that actually come up as the lottery guild which was its former name. You cannot make a complaint to UK gambling commission hear because they say they’re not registered. However you can report what you see on there website like the video that is n there stating they are registered with UK gambling commission. isle of white gambling commission say they cannot deal with queries from the UK. So there is no way to complain directly to date other than to the company themselves. at. Good Luck, For a legit company their customer reviews are poor, So play at your own risk

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  10. Complete and utter scam took my fathers life savings over a long period
    He is a vulnerable elderly man and has lost his life savings
    Absolutely scum

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  11. Have paid out a considerable amount over 5 years and “won” supposedly some $900 which I was persuaded to put into the next batch, have never received a penny myself
    The agent is VERY persuasive!! (James) even tho as a pensioner I was simply foolish and should have known better

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  12. Complain to where they have a licence, think it is the Gambling Commission in the UK and the Isle of Man. They are not allowed to take advantage of vulnerable people of a certain age and they will give you a refund. A friend of mine was able to get all the money back his father had paid to either this company or one with a similar name. Remember when it comes to gambling the consumer is highly protected especially if they have been encouraged to bet.

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  13. Found my father in law was having as much as £450/month taken by these guys – far, far more than he thought he was spending. He’d signed up to a number of these, they’ve pushed for more and more things to sign up for, do ‘responsible gambling here’ even if tickets are bought, but despite spending at a minimum several thousand through them, if not into tens of thousands, the most he’s had back was mostly a few euros, once a few hundred dollars, with more going out than coming in every single month for at least 4 years. When I saw the amounts going out – literally my in-laws entire life savings have gone to these guys, I was astonished. They’re not a responsible operator – even if selling lottery tickets they shouldn’t be pushing a pensioner to sign up to more and more (basically trying to sell him a new option weekly), but the lack of results being sent out, range of countries involved, complete lack of any (net positive) wins over such an extended period and amount of supposed lottery tickets bought make me think they’re either not buying the tickets or their ‘reasonable costs’ are the majority of the money and any tickets are a fraction of the amount being taken. They look very much like scammers preying on vulnerable people and milking them for amounts they can’t even afford.

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  14. This is a shower of con artists do not have any dealings with them keep phoning regarding various other lotteries

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  15. Was told I would get a statement off you at the end of October?? put my trust in you! now I think its probably a con!

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  16. I don’t always play, but i got a call from the lottery centre on Thursday wanting me to play the Irish Syndicate, i have played this way before and not won anything, and anyway, i usually prefer to play as an individual; although the French does not allow you to do this, I also got a call from a person called Adrian George telling me i had won 2nd prize in an in-house draw for people who had never won, but that i had to go over to Beaver St in New York City, which i would have had to spend £600 on Air Fare, and although there are lottery sellers in that district, i don’t trust him.

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  17. Your agent Ve Jun (agent No.5203) called me on 4th May2018 to inquire whether I was interested to participate in a particular draw (details as spelled out in my various emails to your Internet Service Provider Ms.Christine) the charges of which after deducting from my previous winnings would amount to USD205, to which I agreed.

    The charges were debited from my credit card on 4th May.
    On 7th May I received confirmation ticket for Spanish Lottery Premier Series Jackpot Prize Pool, which I believe is a complimentary ticket, verified by Christine.

    When there was no further information regarding my tickets, I emailed Ms. Christine, to which I received a vague reply. Finally, I received confirmation tickets on 26th June for the 7th July Summer Gordo Draw. I did not agree to participate in these draws
    I have my doubt whether the above tickets would cost me USD205.
    Kindly investigate and revert. Should you need my email communication with your Internet Service Personnel, Ms. Christine, I would be glad to forward to you.

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  18. This is a scam company: They conned money from my elderly mother in law and I cancelled that. They have now changed the name used and applied for her new card details to start taking money again!

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  19. This company is a scam. The owner is named Gloria Evans and not only do they scam but they dont pay people, vendors or clients

    They need to be shut down

    Beware and report them so they get their license taken away

    SCAM SCAM SCAM they also own lotteries.com to scam under a different company

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  20. Complete scam. Took £712 from my elderly mother who suffers Parkinson’s disease. AVOID THIS.

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  21. The chat line does not work on a smart phone. Text is tiny and impossible to use.

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    • I have been in contact with the lottery centre for a while now I have won $6 and they had put this into my account in which was on hold under my name within their company I also got a mail from them telling I had won the $6
      I did not go ahead with it to claim it and ask them to put into my personal account what I did was reinvested the $6 into another draw the mail they sent me had all their contact details in on my confirmation mail they had sent me, so now I just call them by phone line on a 0800443699 they do send a confirmation email as well regarding the jackpot I want to play and they send me a hard copy by way of post too. I am still not convinced if they are a scam or not.

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  22. It’s a scam. I am still waiting for a reply from them, two phone calls and email, regarding why they will not pay out my winnings. Never seen any rules or conditions regarding payouts. BEWARE

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  23. My name is Brian Hardie, why are you trying to take out $18.90 of my account when l only buy lotto tickets when it suits me not

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  24. The agent who phoned me LIED and told me my agent was on holiday not mentioning that the company had split. My agent of 20 years has just phoned and informed me that he was told he was no longer needed. That was completely unethical not informing me that the Lotto Centre no longer existed.

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  25. Won with a syndicate! Great way to play from my home.

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TheLotteryCentre Exposed — Beware of the In-House Game!

TheLotteryCentre Review

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.

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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.

Pros:

No Commission

18 International Lotteries

Free In-House Draw

Cons:

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!