Bmillions' focus on group play gives you affordable ways to maximize your chances.
I found registration and playing very easy, though Bmillions works best if you've already got some online lotto experience.
Note: Bmillions has been a lot more supportive and communicative recently. We're starting to see a turnaround from their prior lack of support of the past few months and we even spoke to the head of customer support who told us they had made some huge changes to correct all of these problems as of July 24, 2018. If Bmillions caught your eye but previous comments spooked you, now is a much better time to give this online lottery site a shot.
I found Bmillions a simple, easy-to-use hybrid lottery site with some great features, especially for people who like group play. They also seem to be staging a comeback in terms of customer support --- great news if you've read worrying reports about their service in the past few months. I've adjusted Bmillions' ratings to factor in this improvement.
However, Bmillions still has some limitations that make it better-suited to players with some online lottery experience under their belts.
Before we get to the details, though, what do I mean by hybrid site? When it comes to lottery games, Bmillions gives you two options: you can bet on outcomes without buying a ticket, or you can participate outright by having Bmillions buy tickets on your behalf.
Number of Lotteries: 11
|US Powerball||Mega Millions||Euromillions|
|Euromillions UK||EuroJackpot||Oz Lotto|
|AU Powerball||Lotto 6aus49||Lotto Sweden|
Bmillions Promotions and Bonuses
Bonuses, Promotions, and Games 2.5/5
Trust and Security 4.0/5
Experience (Interface and Ease of Use) 4.0/5
Payment/Withdrawal Options 3.0/5
Customer Support 3.5/5
Signing up for a Bmillions account takes less than a minute.
Bmillions' short registration form only asks for your name, country, phone number, and email. That's it!
Once you complete the sign-up form, you're automatically logged in, too. It takes less than 30 seconds to start playing. That's a big improvement over lottery sites with lengthy registration forms. (Looking at you, WinTrillions!)
Surprisingly, Bmillions also accepts users from countries banned by other lottery sites, e.g., Bulgaria, Nigeria, or the US. Of course, just because you can, doesn't always mean you should. If online lotteries are illegal in your country, sign up at your own risk!
Bonuses, Promotions, and Games 2.5
Bmillions is a good one-stop shop for group play online lottery.
Bmillions specializes in syndicates, which let you buy more lines by pooling money with other players. Any winnings will then be split according to your shares in the syndicate. The more shares you have, the bigger your cut of the prize. For lottery newbies and old hands alike, syndicates can be an affordable way to play more numbers and boost your chances.
At Bmillions, you can choose from 11 syndicates in all. There's a good mix here: You get blockbusters like Euromillions alongside smaller games like Lotto Sweden.
Each Bmillions syndicate has a set number of shares, from 75 to 180 depending on the game. When all the shares in a syndicate have been bought, Bmillions starts a new one, so you don't have to worry about running out.
Check out the complete list below:
|Offered Lottery Syndicates|
|US Powerball (52 lines)||Mega Millions (60 lines)||Euromillions (38 lines)|
|Euromillions UK (50 lines)||EuroJackpot (68 lines)||Oz Lotto (55 lines)|
|AU Powerball (69 lines)||Lotto 6aus49 (37 lines)||Lotto Sweden (65 lines)|
|UK Lotto (49 lines)||Thunderball (69 lines)|
Bmillions' Combos deliver value-for-money game variety.
If you're eyeing several syndicates, you can save money with Bmillions' Combo packages. You have 7 Combos to choose from. Each Combo is a bundle of syndicates. (TheLotter offers a similar service.)
Your money can go a long way with this approach. For example:
- You can pay €12.84 to buy 1 share of the Euromillions syndicate, valid for 1 draw.
- Or you could pay €18.99 for 1 share in the Big 4 Combo, which gives you 1 share for Euromillions, Mega Millions, Powerball, and EuroJackpot, valid for all these lotteries' draws for 1 week.
Naturally, Combo tickets cost a bit more than the individual syndicates. But it's a small difference, which bodes well for players who'd like more variety with each purchase.
If you'd like to spread your risk (and your chances of winning!) around, Bmillions' Combos help you do that without breaking the bank. Here's what you can get with Bmillions' Combos:
|Combo||Included Games||Total Lines||Total Shares|
|Big 4||Powerball, Mega Millions, EuroJackpot, Euromillions||80||150|
|American Dream||Powerball, Mega Millions||40||150|
|Deutschland||Lotto 6aus49, Powerball, EuroJackpot||30||150|
|OZPack||Oz Lotto, AU Powerball, Powerball||60||150|
|Daily Pack||El Gordo, BonoLoto, Mega Millions, Powerball, AU Powerball, EuroJackpot, Lotto 6aus49||92||150|
|Svenska Pack||Lotto Sweden, EuroJackpot, Euromillions||30||150|
|British Deluxe||Euromillions, Thunderball, UK Lotto, Powerball||80||150|
Trust and Security 4.0
Bmillions protects you with bank-grade encryption.
Bmillions claims to secure player data using powerful 256-bit SSL encryption. I ran the site through Google's Safe Browsing diagnostic tool, and those claims seem to hold up: Bmillions passes Google's checks with flying colors.
However, Bmillions doesn't give clear information about their licensing and regulatory status. There's nothing on the site to indicate that Bmillions is directly regulated by a relevant gambling commission or similar licensing body. This isn't an automatic red flag, but you should still keep it in mind.
Experience (Interface and Ease of Use) 4.0
Lottery Education Materials
Bmillions assumes you know your way around online lotteries.
Bmillions doesn't provide many materials to get newbies up to speed on online lotteries, the details of individual games, or prize breakdowns.
You can check out a page on Lottery Strategies for some tips on maximizing your chances. However, you won't find much more beyond that.
Ease of Use
Bmillions delivers a simple, convenient playing experience, especially for European players.
Bmillions keeps its website simple and intuitive. The homepage highlights the latest lottery results and upcoming draws, so you'll never get lost. The clean, uncluttered design means all that information is never underwhelming. Adding draw countdown timers is a nice touch, too.
You can jump straight to a ticket purchase from any point in the site. That's thanks to the dropdown menu, which has buttons to take you directly to a game's page. The same pane lets you glance at results by hovering on the "Results" tab.
Bmillions' website works well on mobile phones, so you can keep playing on the go. However, there's no native mobile app.
Bmillions has also been expanding its language offerings.
Initially, you could only get the Bmillions site in 4 languages: English, German, Spanish, and Swedish. Over time, though, they've bumped that up to 8 in all, adding Čeština, Portuguese, Suomi, and Norsk Bokmål. Non-English speaking players, especially from various parts of Europe, won't have problems here.
Of course, Europe isn't the only continent that plays online lottery. Let's hope Bmillions adds language support for players from Asia, Africa, and more.
Bmillions has a simple playing process, with some tweaks to fit its hybrid model.
First, here's how you play through individual syndicates:
- Sign in to your Bmillions account.
- Choose a lottery game.
- Pick how many shares you want to buy.
- Pick how many draws you want to participate in.
- Choose whether you want to subscribe or not.
- Click the “Add to Cart” button.
- Review your order. If you need to change something, you can do it here.
- Click on the “Checkout” button if you’re satisfied with your order.
- Purchase your ticket/s (if you haven’t deposited funds yet, you need to do so first)
- Wait to see if you win!
For Combos, you can use similar steps to participate in multiple games at once:
- Sign in and pick your preferred Combo.
- Choose how many shares you want to buy.
- Choose whether to subscribe to lottery game updates.
- Purchase your Combo shares.
- Wait for the results!
Bmillions works on a hybrid model, so you can either bet on a lottery game's outcome or participate directly in the game (through a ticket purchase). Unlike other hybrid websites (like Lotto247), Bmillions doesn't ask you to take any special steps.
Instead, the hybrid model applies automatically:
- For games with jackpots worth up to €50 million, you're simply betting on the game results
- For games with jackpots over €50 million, a Bmillions agent buys tickets on your behalf
Payment/Withdrawal Options 3.0
Bmillions supports common payment methods, but not much more than those.
Bmillions currently supports credit and debit transactions via MasterCard or Visa, as well as Giropay, Sofort, and bank transfers. However, unlike some competing lottery sites, there's not much support for newer systems like cryptocurrency.
Some methods are only available to players from certain locations. I can only use Visa, MasterCard, or bank transfers, for example. While credit and debit are common enough methods globally, players who want to use alternative methods will need to look elsewhere.
Bmillions promises quick and easy claims for your winnings.
Whether you play individual syndicates or Combos, any winnings will automatically be credited to your account.
The big exceptions to this rule are jackpots and similar high-tier prizes:
- For games with jackpots worth up to €50 million, you need to submit a claim form to get jackpot winnings or the second-tier prize. The money will be credited to your account within 30 days of submitting the form.
- For games with jackpots over €50 million, any prizes above $600 must be collected personally. Bmillions will send you the original ticket via courier. This can be an expensive process if the lottery you won is based in another country. Once you get there, though, Bmillions will help you collect your winnings.
Customer Support 3.5
Bmillions offers 24/7 email and phone support, but more options would've been better.
Bmillions has a barebones FAQ section, so don't expect to find detailed help here. The FAQ only covers 7 questions, and answers are far from thorough. Maybe Bmillions just doesn't get a lot of questions, but a more detailed FAQ would've been better for users who need to do DIY troubleshooting.
As for direct assistance, Bmillions has shown signs of improvement here. After a rough few months, I've started seeing faster responses. There's also been an uptick in the quality of responses to standard support questions.
Bmillions is one of the few lottery sites with 24/7 assistance, so this improvement is great. You can reach their customer support team via email or phone. However, a live chat option would've been a good way to round out those options, especially for users who want urgent assistance without having to use the phone.