The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Parts of Setting up a Lotto Subscription
Yea, I know, that title is an incredibly awful spin on the old Shakespeare line. We all need a little corny joke in our lives once in a while though right?
Lottery subscriptions are not new to the lotto addict world, but the amount of games that can be played has been expanding quite a bit over the past few years. Subscription sites have started to pop up all over the web, claiming that they give you access to both state, country, and international-wide lotteries.
There’s quite a bit of unknown when it comes to buying a lottery subscription. Let’s take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of setting up a lotto subscription for yourself:
A Lottery Subscription Makes It Easier to Handle Group Lottos
Office pools and group lottos amongst friends have always been a popular way to play the lottery and increase your chances. A lot of times, though, we run into scenarios where there may be disagreements amongst the group about who owes who or what or who’s going to be in charge.
Setting up an account a subscription-based account online with a reputable site can help us avoid all those issues. We no longer have to worry about who’s in charge of going to get the tickets or who paid this week or who owes who money. It’s all taken care of for us online.
The only real hard part here is finding a quality subscription-based website to handle your group lotto. Places like lottogopher.com have a pretty solid system for setting something like this up. We can even play with other groups throughout the state or country if we don’t currently have a group of our own.
If You Play Every Drawing This Is Super Easy For You
If you’re like me then going to get a ticket for every single drawing can be somewhat of a hassle. Now, I’m not saying I’m an incredibly lazy person, but having to run out at 10 p.m. on a Wednesday to pick up a ticket because you forgot to grab one on your way home from work can be slightly annoying.
I know we’re splitting hairs with this, but having a subscription does make it extremely easy for you. You can pick your numbers directly from your computer and don’t have to worry about waiting in line at the convenience store or running into a store where their lottery system isn’t working – that one grinds my gears.
Legal Issues Accompany Subscription-Based Plans
Everything with the lottery involves quite a few legal issues so playing with a subscription means you’ll not be able to play as many games as you may want to. While the Mega Millions are always available as a subscription option the heavyweight of the US lottery, the Powerball, isn’t.
You also may be restricted by things such as having to have a home in the state or country in which the subscription you are signing up for is based. I can’t imagine how frustrating it would be to think you’ve won a jackpot only to have it taken away because of some legal issue that you had no idea even existed.
You also have to head up about laws changing with the lottery system. It’s all about doing your homework for this one.
Running Into Scams
When we’re talking about the Internet, we always have to be wary of possible scams. Unfortunately, it’s the way of the world these days, and people are still going to be looking for ways to take advantage of gullible people. If you’re a veteran of doing any transactions online then I’m assuming you’re quite familiar with this already.
The best way to avoid these scams is to be sure you’re signing up with a reputable business or website. Make sure you do your share of homework on them before you dive in and start going with subscriptions. Also, make sure you’re dealing with a site that has a protected payment system for your credit or debit card.
In the end, I would say that subscriptions are only really useful if you are a regular player of a certain jackpot game. I’ve used subscriptions in the past to play mega millions because I tend to play the same numbers every drawing for it.
If you’re going to go with a subscription make sure you’re doing your homework on the sites you’re using. It’s probably safest to go with a subscription on your state’s lotto page if that’s an option for you.
At the end of the day setting up a subscription is for us lazy, crazy, lotto-addicted phenoms. So go home, grab a beer, hop on your computer and pick some winners.