A few hiccups aside, Lottoz is off to a very promising start.
Lottoz is a new lottery agent that allows players to participate in several popular lotteries from around the world. It works just like any other lottery site that came before it, so there’s isn’t really much of a learning curve. If you do need some guidance, there are some great resource materials that can get you up and running in no time. Other notable features include: free lines and other ongoing promos; easy prize claiming; tight security measures; and even several features—like deposit limits—that help cultivate responsible gambling. There’s a solid lottery experience here for sure, but as a relatively new lottery site, there are some obvious growing pains.
Buy X, Get 1 Line Free
Discounts on Combos
Lottoz makes registration easy for all players.
While their UK and IE sites are only open to UK and Ireland residents, respectively, international players should be able to easily register with Lottoz's .com site. And just like any other lottery site, account creation takes no time at all, thanks to a largely minimalist registration form. Sign up and start playing in less than 5 minutes!
Lottoz’s game collection is quite decent but compared to other lottery sites it’s a bit lacking as far as categories go.
Currently, you can play with 17 different games. Sure, that’s nothing compared to online lottery leader theLotter’s huge game collection, but it’s still a decent sum. Most importantly, the games on offer here are some of the most popular ones from different corners of the world. You can join games that hail from the US, Australia, UK and even Brazil! Check them out below:
An important caveat: Lottoz’s UK site currently only offers 15 games. Their selection is more or less identical to both the international site and the Ireland site, with the exception of two games that are missing: National Lottery and UK Thunderball.
Another caveat is that Lottoz only offers solo play games. As such, don’t expect syndicate games, raffles, virtual scratch cards, video slots or instant win games here. That said, if you take a close look at their Terms and Conditions, it seems they’ve already begun laying the groundwork for syndicates. You can let them know you intend to purchase tickets as a syndicate, but that’s about it. Full implementation of a group play system is still in the works, it seems.
As further proof that they are continuously improving their service, Lottoz has recently launched a new feature in the form of combos.
Basically, each combo is treated as a single product that contains multiple entries to at least 2 different lottery games. Each combo sports a different theme, and each of the games are handpicked so they fit each theme appropriately. For example, the American Combo offers entries to the US Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries. As of this writing, they have a total of 6 different combos.
Lottoz’s free line promo gives you more incentive to play but be aware of some caveats.
Currently, a few lotteries allow you to get 1 free line. The catch is you have to fulfill their requirements to be eligible for the freebie. For example, you must get 5 lines to get the 6th free in the US Powerball. While for Mega Millions, you must get 3 lines to get the 4th free.
One important thing to note: which lotteries feature the “Free Line” promo differs depending on what version of Lottoz’s site you are using. So, if you are living in the UK, you may not be able to get a free US Powerball line—but may get one if you are using the international site. This isn’t really a deal-breaker though.
No need to worry about your data—Lottoz is guaranteed safe.
Lottoz, for starters, uses Norton SSL to secure data going in and out of their website. This ensures that your credit card details don’t just fall into the wrong hands. Beyond that, Lottoz is regulated by the UK Gambling Commission (for the UK and Ireland sites) and the Malta Gaming Authority (for the international site). This means that they abide by strict gaming standards and are, more importantly, not a shady website out to scam unwitting lotto players.
Lottery education is one of the areas where Lottoz shines.
Lottoz peppers each lottery game page with dollops of helpful and interesting facts about each game. You can, for instance, learn the basics about a lottery; the odds of winning; the latest hot and cold numbers; and even the latest news. Their lottery education materials aren’t as comprehensive as other sites, but for a relatively new lottery site, Lottoz’s is impressive. It can only get better from here.
Lottoz's educational materials are one of its strengths.
Lottoz’s website is very simple and easy to use.
Lottoz’s website doesn’t stray far from the norm. It’s clean, simple to understand, and just a breeze to navigate. Upon landing on their front page, you can immediately get a glimpse of the latest lottery jackpots, their draw dates, and the latest winning numbers.
Finding the lottery games is an easy task as well. After all, they only have solo play games on tap, so it’s not like you need to rummage through several links to find them. Playing is similarly straightforward, too. Overall, there’s no major flaw that would detract from your experience here. I just wish you could pick the number of draws when you’re picking your numbers, not after. It’s a very minor gripe though.
As I’ve mentioned earlier, Lottoz doesn’t stray far from the norm, so playing online lottery here works just as it would on any other lottery site. That is, it’s pretty straightforward.
Another thing worth noting: Lottoz also allows you to subscribe to your favorite lotteries so you don’t miss any draws. Subscriptions are monthly-based and can be cancelled at any time. You can subscribe when you are picking your numbers or when you are in your shopping cart.
Lottoz stumbles a bit as far as their accepted payment methods go. There’s also some interesting tidbits about their withdrawal process that you should take note of.
As of this writing, they only accept 3 payment methods—Visa, MasterCard and Maestro. This may not be much of an issue for some as these are quite popular payment methods, but more options are always better.
As for withdrawals, you’re limited to the same three payment methods. However, which of these you can use depends largely on what payment method you used to deposit funds. For instance, if you used Maestro to add funds into your account, that’s what you will also use for withdrawals.
Speaking of withdrawals, take note that Lottoz imposes a minimum withdrawal amount of €20 (or whatever the equivalent is in another currency). You can request for a withdrawal at any time, but payments aren’t guaranteed to be instantaneous. They are, however, guaranteed to arrive within 10 business days of your original request.
Here’s a bit of good news: Lottoz does not charge commissions from your winnings—which is great. However, there’s a small catch: there’s a possibility that you may incur extra charges if you choose to convert your winnings to another currency. Not a big deal—and not that unusual, to be honest.
Claiming prizes at Lottoz is a breeze—though expect to come across some minor bumps along the way.
Like many good lottery sites, Lottoz offers free real-time results alerts so you can immediately know if you’ve won or not. Alternatively, you can also check your Lottoz account. In their Terms & Conditions page, they also state that you may also be contacted via another way—it’s unclear as to what they are referring to though. If you win the jackpot, Lottoz will “personally give you the great news”—which probably means they will give you a call.
As for actually claiming your winnings, the process differs depending on whether you are on their European sites (UK & Ireland) or on their international .com site.
For the former, here’s how it works:
For the latter, here’s how it works:
Lottoz’s customer support options are decent—but could be better.
Let’s talk about their FAQs to start with. For the most part, it accomplishes the basics. That is, it discusses the most basic queries. However, it only scratches the surface and, as a result, some crucial information is left out.
For instance, the FAQ doesn’t cover the available payment methods. It also doesn’t really explain how winners are notified (whether via email, SMS or other method)—I had to rummage through their Terms & Conditions page just to find out what I was looking for.
The good news is their live support is quite good. If you want to get in touch with their support agents, Lottoz offers direct email support, as well as through an online contact form. Over on their UK and Ireland sites, they also offer live chat, though it’s not 24/7. Plus, they also have phone support.
Alternatively, you can also get in touch with them via their social media accounts on Facebook or Twitter—whether you are using the international or European sites.
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