Is LottoLishus scam? Read our LottoLishus.com review 2019 to find out!
First appearing toward the end of November back in 2012, Lottolishus claims to be one of the best ‘universes’ to play lottery with a pool of other lotto players. The site is available only in English and most certainly puts a new spin on lottery pools. In this Lottolishus.com review, we will look at how this site operates and if you should consider registering with them to play your favourite lottery.
The lottery pools hosted by Lottolishus take part in two of the most famous lotteries available in the world today. These lotteries are, of course, the US Powerball and Mega Millions. If you are looking for a broader range of lotteries, then you’ll be better off playing through a few of the top online lottery sites instead.
How Does it Work?
To begin with, let us just state the following: Lottolishus appears to make everything straightforward. However, it is far from it. The site says that to begin playing in the lottery pools, players will need to register a player account with the website. This player account comes in two variations:
- Monthly: The monthly player account will cost you $11.99 and will automatically enter you into eight draws that are split between the US Powerball and Mega Millions.
- Annually: This option costs $99 per year but entitles you to tickets in 104 lottery draws (as opposed to the 96 that the monthly subscription would give you otherwise).
After choosing which subscription option you would like, you, as the head of your own ‘lottery universe’ will need to recruit friends, family, or even strangers to join your lottery pool. And this is where things become different from traditional lottery pools.
If you choose the winning jackpot numbers in your lottery pool, rather than the full amount being split between everybody in your pool, you will receive 50% of the jackpot while the rest is shared amongst the other players in your pool. And, to make it seem even better, if somebody else in your ‘universe’ wins, you instantly get an extra 5% because you recruited them.
Is Lottolishus.com Legit or a Scam?
We always try and be objective when it comes to our reviews. However, try as we might, we could not wrap our heads around this site. The terms and conditions are an absolute joke if we are honest, and don’t really provide the reassurance that everything is covered—something you would expect from a site that you are paying.
Add to this that nowhere on the site does it state that your monthly subscription fee does not include the actual cost of your tickets (which on the website are $2 each), things start to look like they are purposefully not being explained just to hook you into signing up. The problem is that as soon as you do this you get a surprise with a bill that is much more than you expect.
In addition to this, the site is not accredited by any gaming authority, and there is almost no way of knowing who owns or operates the website—a major red flag in our book. So, while we are not saying that the site cannot be trusted, we are cautioning extreme wariness if you are planning on registering.
The site looks excellent—we are not going to lie about that. Navigation is neatly handled by a hamburger menu located at the top of the site, and the colours and graphics are pleasing to look at. It also loads really quickly and works well on mobile devices.
One thing that we do question is that the site refers to an app in one of their ‘explainer’ videos. Try as we might, however, we could not find this app anywhere online or on any of the official app stores.
From what we could see, there are no extras available. This does not really surprise us, considering that the site is fairly basic and seems to be sticking to their ‘one thing.’
From what we can gather, the only payment methods available on the site are Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. If you don’t have one of these available, then unfortunately you will battle to play on the website.
Withdrawals are also all handled by the aforementioned payment gateways. These withdrawals can be requested from your player account after logging into the site. At this point we must mention that there are many players who have complained that withdrawals from the site never come through and that you will battle to get your money from your player account.
How to Claim Your Winnings
Claiming your winnings is the one place that Lottolishus continuously claims that you don’t have to worry. Any winnings that you receive through any of your tickets will automatically be claimed on your behalf. Winnings of under $600 will be deposited to each winner’s player account within 24 hours of the winning draw taking place. If, however, your winning amount is above $600, then expect to wait up to 6 weeks for your money to be paid into your player account. And, once it is there, it seems like you will need all the luck you can get to try and withdraw it.
This is the part of this review that we could not wait to write on. If you are ever in need of a laugh, do yourself a favour and go and read the FAQ section that is supposedly available to answer questions you may have. We are not sure how much alcohol was consumed before the writing of the FAQ section, but we estimate a substantial amount because it’s the sassiest and silliest FAQ we’ve ever seen.
Aside from the hysterical section above, customer support is managed through an online form. And that is it. No jokes here.
The site offers no welcome bonuses or promotions to new or existing players.
Rules and Regulations
We have to assume that the only restriction to opening a player account is that you are 18 years of age or older. We say that we assume this is it because it is the only stipulation that the site makes.
Lottolishus.com Review Conclusion
Lottolishus.com probably really did try to create a fun and revolutionary new way to play the lottery when they were creating their site. Unfortunately, not all of their attempts seem to have hit their targets. The only thing that we can really say about this site is that you can definitely use it to cheer yourself up if you are having a bad day (again, we recommend reading the FAQ). Other than that, we strongly recommend you try an alternative site if you are looking for a lottery pool that will allow you to enter the world’s top international lotteries.