WinTrillions ranks very high up my list and is one fantastic platform!
On the surface, WinTrillions seems like any other online lottery site – and in many ways, it is. If you’ve ever played on lottery sites before, you will instantly feel at home here as the process is fairly similar to most of its ilk. They do standout in some key areas though, chief of which is their game variety. 20 lottery games, 12 regular syndicates, and millionaire raffles are all offered. WinTrillions also accepts over 32 payment methods – including Bitcoin.
On top of that, WinTrillions also provides tight 256-bit SSL encryption technology for securing transactions, Return Path for filtering out spam, a money back guarantee, and even a mobile app. Unfortunately, they also standout for a few wrong reasons: single draw purchases are nowhere in sight, their mobile app is Apple-exclusive, and subscriptions are automatically renewed. These missteps keep WinTrillions within inches from bagging the top spot; which is a shame, since they are among one of the better lottery sites in the industry.
Number of Lotteries: 20
|EuroMillions UK||UK Lotto|
|Mega Millions||Oz Lotto|
|French Loto||Irish Lotto|
|UK Thunderball||Canada Lotto 6/49|
|German Lotto||New York Lotto|
|La Primitiva||Florida Lotto|
WinTrillions Promotions and Bonuses
VIP loyalty program
Bonuses, Promotions, and Games 4.3/5
Trust and Security 4.5/5
Experience (Interface and Ease of Use) 4.0/5
Payment/Withdrawal Options 4.5/5
Customer Support 4.0/5
Signing up with WinTrillions is what you would expect from a lottery site--easy and quick.
Although account creation at this site requires more personal details from you than the norm, it's not like you'll be filling up forms the whole day. No, it won't take more than 5 minutes of your time.
Here's a surprise: on the Country selection menu, one of the available options is United States. Considering most online lottery sites don't cater to US players, this is certainly a bit of good news. But here's thing: just because WinTrillions allows US players to create an account doesn't magically change gambling laws in your area. Always make sure that you are not breaking any laws before playing!
Bonuses, Promotions, and Games 4.3
Regular Lottery Games
WinTrillions offers around 20 lottery games, but beware of higher ticket prices and automatic renewals.
As previously mentioned, WinTrillions excels in offering a wide variety of games. In addition to popular games like EuroMillions, U.S. Powerball, Mega Millions, and the like, players are also offered less popular ones, as well. Below is a rundown of some of the lotto games WinTrillions offers:
|Games||Min. Ticket Price||Min. # of Lines & Draws|
|Eurojackpot||$37||1 line, 6 consecutive draws|
|EuroMillions||$37||1 line, 4 consecutive draws|
|EuroMillions UK||$47||1 line, 4 consecutive draws|
|Powerball||$39.90||1 line, 4 consecutive draws|
|Mega Millions||$10||1 line, 2 consecutive draws|
|French Loto||$67||1 line, 6 consecutive draws|
|UK Thunderball||$97||1 line, 18 consecutive draws|
|German Lotto||$47||1 line, 8 consecutive draws|
|SuperEnalotto||$39.90||1 line, 6 consecutive draws|
|La Primitiva||$27||1 line, 4 consecutive draws|
|California SuperLotto||$27||1 line, 12 consecutive draws|
|El Gordo||$37||1 line, 6 consecutive draws|
|UK Lotto||$47||1 line, 4 consecutive draws|
|Mega-Sena||$37||1 line, 12 consecutive draws|
|Oz Lotto||$15||1 line, 4 consecutive draws|
|Irish Lotto||$74||2 lines, 4 consecutive draws|
|Canada Lotto 6/49||$107||1 line, 12 consecutive draws|
|New York Lotto||$17||1 line, 6 consecutive draws|
|Australia Powerball||$37||1 line, 2 consecutive draws|
|Florida Lotto||$27||1 line, 12 consecutive draws|
As you can see from the sample above, there’s a good mix of both popular and less popular games. The drawback, however, is WinTrillions’ eschewing of single draw options in favor of a more subscription-like approach. As such, you can only purchase entries for multiple draws only—which doesn’t bode well for those looking to try their luck one draw at a time.
Players might not like WinTrillions’ pricing and automatic renewals.
Another unfortunate side effect of the subscription-like approach is that it affects the pricing — that is, the minimum price for plays is around $30 or more. The fact that you are entering multiple draws justifies the price, but that still doesn’t make having practically no choice over the matter any less of an inconvenience.
Another drawback is that, according to their Terms of Service, WinTrillions automatically renews subscriptions once the final draw you are part of ends. So, for example, if you purchased 6 consecutive draws for Eurojackpot — the minimum allowed — your subscription will renew after the sixth draw.
Luckily, you can send an email to their support team if you wish to cancel your subscription. Players shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to cancel a subscription that was not clearly explained to them but at the very least, it’s easy enough to do.
Thankfully, WinTrillions makes up for the aforementioned shortcomings by offering more ways to win via syndicates.
They offer 12 syndicates (aka group play), which comprise of, but not limited to: Euro Combo, Power Combo, EuroMillions Max, EuroClub, Powerball, and more. They also offer raffle syndicates, but because of the limited-time nature of millionaire raffles, some, if not all, raffle syndicates may become unavailable during certain times of the year.
WinTrillions offers a good selection of Millionaire Raffles.
If you don’t want to participate in group play—you guessed it—WinTrillions also offers regular Millionaire Raffles. Currently, they have 3 on offer, including: Thursday Draw, Saturday Draw and Sorteo Extraordinario de San Valentin. Take note that some of these raffles change from time to time as a few are seasonal.
[Update: 04/10/17] While WinTrillions once offered several virtual scratch cards you can play, it seems they no longer offer this type of game.
Subscribing doesn’t completely lock you down; you can cancel at any time.
What if you’re not satisfied with their service? Even if you decide to cut your losses and move on, the great thing about WinTrillions is that they will refund the unused portion of your subscription, no questions asked. Not every lottery site offers a money back guarantee, so WinTrillions definitely earns top marks in this aspect.
From discounts to VIP points, WinTrillions offers a wide variety of promotions.
You can, for example, get discounts via daily limited-time offers – these usually net you around 5-10% off for every entry. Meanwhile, if you refer a friend to WinTrillions and they purchase tickets, you and your friend can earn free plays. The best part is you can keep referring as many friends as you can to keep earning free plays.
If you’d rather not invite friends over to WinTrillions, you can still earn discounts and free plays by becoming part of their VIP Loyalty Program. Anyone who plays in WinTrillions have the chance to become a VIP – just spend at least $2 on their website to get 1 VIP point.
Trust and Security 4.5
WinTrillions is serious about player security.
WinTrillions employs 256-bit SSL encryption from GoDaddy — plus their systems are also tested externally by McAfee Secure daily. Beyond that, they are also a licensed and regulated e-gaming entity, so you can be assured of your winnings.
Meanwhile, every mail that comes from WinTrillions is monitored by Return Path, which helps curb spam. They comply with the strictest of anti-spam regulations so if you are tired of getting endless lottery spam mail, this is one of your best bets.
Experience (Interface and Ease of Use) 4.0
Lottery Education Materials
WinTrillions manages to pack as much useful information as they can into each lottery game page.
I really liked how each lottery game page offered a mini-FAQ section that allowed me to learn a bit more about what EuroJackpot, for instance, is, how it works, and more. These allow you to absorb helpful information as you browse their website.
Ease of Use
WinTrillions’ website offers a simple, no-frills approach that feels pleasantly accessible.
That said, let me be candid for a second – I’m not a big fan of WinTrillions’ website design. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not saying it’s terrible. I just don’t like how it looks. Something about it feels off, but I can’t put my finger on it. My nitpicking aside, WinTrillions’ website pretty much gets the job done as far as providing good user experience across the board is concerned. In short, simple and easy-to-use is the name of the game.
Their landing page, for example, not only provides a quick peek at the latest lottery jackpots, but WinTrillions also took it upon themselves to sprinkle snippets of good-to-know information about their service. You can get brief overviews about how WinTrillions works, their money back guarantee, and more, just by visiting their home page.
Beyond that, they also provide multi-language options. You can choose from 8 languages and switch between them on the fly. In addition to English, WinTrillions also comes in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Deutsch, Russian, Chinese, and Polskie.
WinTrillions mobile app helps keep you connected to your lottery games anywhere and anytime.
If your lifestyle takes you on the road often, you can download WinTrillions’ mobile app to get your lottery fix on-the-go. It lets you do just about anything that their full website does. You can: receive game results and notifications, bookmark your favorite lotteries so you can quickly access them, and, of course, participate in lottery draws.
It’s important to note, however, that their app is only available for Apple devices. If you are on Android, your only choice is to access their mobile-optimized website. For the most part, it gets the job done, but a dedicated mobile app would have been a marked improvement.
It’s easy to start playing lotteries as it feels just like any other lottery site.
- Login to your WinTrillions account.
- Choose from any of the available lottery games.
- Choose how many lines you want to play.
- Manually select your numbers or, if you would rather have your numbers randomly picked for you, choose the Quick Pick option.
- Select the number of draws you wish to participate in (take note that WinTrillions does not allow you to participate in single draws).
- If you’re satisfied with your selections, click on the red Add to Cart button.
After confirming your purchase order, WinTrillions will take care of the rest. On top of that, the company will also email you the results for every draw – regardless of whether you win or not. This way, you won’t have to keep checking their website or app for the results; simply wait, and results will come to you.
Payment/Withdrawal Options 4.5
One of the things that impressed me about WinTrillions is the sheer number of payment methods accepted.
They accept the usual suspects like Visa, American Express and MasterCard. But, if you don’t have these three credit cards, WinTrillions also accepts Skrill, JCB, AstroPay, Bitcoin and more. Check out a quick rundown of the accepted payment methods below (for the complete list, please check their website):
|Bank Transfer||Boleto Banc Card|
One thing that didn’t sit well with me, though, is the lack of readily available in-depth information about which payment methods can be used for deposits, and which ones can be used for withdrawals. I also would have liked if they divulged up to how much I can deposit or withdraw for each payment method listed. It’s important to get these details before you dive right in — lest you suffer inconveniences down the road.
WinTrillions makes it easy for you to claim your prizes, but you may have to appear in person for larger wins.
When you do win, WinTrillions will immediately notify you – either via email and/or phone. Take note that you won’t get a call every time you win something; this is only reserved to winners whose prizes go above $600.
Prize Claiming Options
Claiming your prize is very similar to other lottery sites’ processes.
Prizes $600 or less are claimed on your behalf and automatically deposited to your account. Any prize amount that goes beyond that, meanwhile, is treated on a case-to-case basis. WinTrillions will contact you personally to assist you in claiming your prize.
Also, if a certain lottery’s rules require winners to appear in person, then you would have no choice but to travel – even if it is to another country. It’s a small gripe that most online lottery players will have to deal with on almost every site, though. It’s just how some lotteries’ rules work. The good news is WinTrillions’ Winner Support Team will transfer the ticket to you and help make arrangements, so you can claim it in person.
Prize Claiming for Syndicate Wins
As for winning syndicates, the prize claiming process is similar – with one key difference.
Prizes that amount to $600 or less will still automatically deposited to your account, but for prizes that go beyond that threshold, you don’t need to appear in person to collect prizes. Your winnings may be automatically deposited to your account, given via cheque, or via bank transfer.
Finally, it’s also important to note that WinTrillions does not take a cut from any of your winnings. Of course, local tax laws are a different story altogether. But, beyond that, all of your winnings go directly to you.
Customer Support 4.0
WinTrillions’ customer support deserves praise.
The Help section, for instance, is comprehensive enough to accommodate both new and veteran users. Aside from a detailed FAQ, the it also provides details for how their service or particular games work. They even discuss the most common lottery scams.
If you need to escalate your concern to live support, you can call them by phone, email, live chat and an online contact form. Take note, however, that their live chat isn’t available 24/7—at certain times you can only leave a message. It’s a small gripe, but it’s a non-issue considering you can contact them via any of the other support channels.