Uknationallottery.com is played by the KISS rule – Keep It Simple Silly (being polite). It’s an online lottery provider for two lotteries, UK National Lottery and EuroMillions. But don’t look to play here if you are a resident of the UK. They will not accept your order. UK residents are redirected to the official online lottery site national-lottery.co.uk for UK lotteries. So why do people play here?
Games at Uknationallottery.com
Playing at Uknationallottery.com is very straightforward. Players can either type in their chosen ticket numbers for UK National Lottery or Euro Millions or click on ‘Lucky Dip.’ There are no syndicates available. Lottery tickets cost £4 for both games though they will offer a discount for one-year subscriptions.
Uknationallottery and Winning
Tickets are purchased on behalf of the players with a scanned copy emailed. The original tickets are kept in a fireproof safe (love that one). They say players can claim their prize the day after you win. I wondered about this one as I’m sure it could take longer if the prize is one of those mega jackpots. Winnings can be claimed either by transferring to the debit or credit card used, UK bank account or bank draft. Oh – or you can pick it up yourself, and they will help with visa requirements (well, they offer).
Winning and Commission
Uknationallottery.com takes 10% commission on all winnings unless the money is retained in your account to play more lottery games. Then, no commission is deducted from your winnings. Bank/transfer fees are also taken off the top depending on how your winnings are paid. Oh, and make sure you are 16 years of age or older, or you won’t be able to collect your winnings.
Who is Uknationallottery.com?
This online lottery provider is owned by St. Peters Marina Ltd. established by a group of people to help friends in Australia and South Africa to play UK lotteries. They are based in Newcastle with a snail mail address, UK phone number, and email address. Customer service is available 9:00 am through 5:30 pm Monday to Saturday. They do respond very quickly and with clear answers.
What’s With the Nation-lottery.co.uk?
According to the rules and regulations of lotteries in the UK, players have to be a resident of the United Kingdom or the Isle of Man. But, online lottery providers act as the person on the ground who is buying the ticket on your behalf. I think this is a bit of a gray area at the same time enough companies are doing it that is seems to be accepted the practice.
The Bottom Line at Uknationallottery
This is a cute little site which does seem very clean and straight forward. The team had a few issues with the commission applied at the same time; uknationallottery.com does do all the work in getting your winnings.
Simple, Straightforward Site
Clear Rules & Regulations
Only Two Lotteries Available (so easy do choose)
Only Two Lotteries Available
10% Commission on Winnings
Only for Non-UK Residents
Hilarious that we have to give this a thumbs up for non-UK residents and a thumbs down for UK residents. I also think that most people would like to play additional lotteries – I mean only two, and that doesn’t include Thunderball.