LottoSocial Syndicates Review

LottoSocial Syndicates ReviewIf you have ever thought that all online lottery syndicates are created equally, then let us be the ones to break the bad news to you—they are not. While some syndicates can be incredibly exciting, others will have you scrambling to find the nearest emergency exit (even though you are probably just sitting at home on your PC or phone). In this LottoSocial syndicate review, we will look at some group play options that are not quite what you may expect they’d be.

WHAT ARE LottoSocial.com LOTTERY SYNDICATES?

As you probably already know, online lottery syndicates allow you to add your money to a central fund that is contributed to by players from around the world. This central fund is then used to purchase a large number of lottery tickets for a specific draw for the best lotteries on Earth. Any winnings from this draw that are won by the syndicate are then shared out amongst all players who contributed based upon the number of shares that they purchased.

Unfortunately, that is not how it appears the syndicates work on LottoSocial.com. Rather than offering different syndicate options that have been specifically designed to ensure the highest chance of procuring a win, LottoSocial.com offers three membership options for you to choose from.

SYNDICATE OPTIONS AVAILABLE

As mentioned above, LottoSocial offers three different membership tiers:

EuroMillions LogoStarter Syndicate (EuroMillions)

Regular Jackpot Odds: 1 in 139,838,160 / Biggest Jackpot Ever: 190 million

# of Lines /  # of Draws

Syndicate
Type

Number
of Shares

Cost per
Share

Odds
of Winning

10 / 2

Random Selection

49 max

€1.13

1 in 27,967,632

This subscription option uses a whopping five lines of play per draw (note our sarcasm) over the span of a week to improve your odds of winning the coveted EuroMillions jackpot from 1 in 139,838,160 to 1 in 27,967,632. And considering that the jackpot for this lottery can reach €190 million (like it did in 2011), this is a great advantage to have. Although you'll never know the exact number of shares for each syndicate until after you've purchased your tickets, the site does state that 49 is the maximum number of people that it allows into any of its syndicates. Therefore, if the jackpot reaches its €190 million cap again one day, the smallest share that you'll be taking home is €3.88 million. Not bad for a €1.13 investment!

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Pro Syndicate (EuroMillions)

Regular Jackpot Odds: 1 in 139,838,160 / Biggest Jackpot Ever: 190 million

# of Lines /  # of Draws

Syndicate
Type

Number
of Shares

Cost per
Share

Odds
of Winning

20 / 2

Random Selection

49 max

€7

1 in 13,983,816

If you are looking to improve your chances of winning potential EuroMillions jackpots of €190 million, then this syndicate can improve your odds of winning from 1 in 139,838,160 to 1 in 13,983,816. This is done by using ten lines of play per weekly draw. As with the Starter Syndicate option, however, you won't know until after you've purchased your share how many people you might be splitting your winnings with.

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EuroMillions Logo

VIP Syndicate (EuroMillions and UK Lotto)

EuroMillions: Regular Jackpot Odds: 1 in 139,838,160 / Biggest Jackpot Ever: 190 million

UK Lotto: Regular Jackpot Odds: 1 in 45,057,474 / Biggest Jackpot Ever: £66 million

# of Lines /  # of Draws

Syndicate
Type

Number
of Shares

Cost per
Share*

Odds
of Winning

25 / 1 (EM)
25 / 1 (LO)

Random Selection

49 max

€15

1 in 5,593,526 (EM)
1 in 1,802,299 (LO)

This VIP Syndicate option allows 25 lines of play per draw for both the EuroMillions and UK Lotto draws. Doing this improves the odds of winning vast jackpots from 1 in 139,838,160 to 1 in 5,593,526 (for EuroMillions) and from 1 in 45,057,474 to 1 in 1,802,299 (for UK Lotto). This is great news on both accounts. However, it is disappointing that the site does not state how many shares are handed out for this syndicate option, so, again, you should probably assume that it'll be 49.

ABOUT LottoSocial.com

LottoSocial.com is not alone in being a syndicate-focused lottery website. Founded by a group of university friends in 2007, the site is owned and operated by Hatchster Limited. Aside from the three syndicate membership options mentioned above, the site offers a variety of ticket bundle purchases and instant-win games. For more info on the site, read our detailed review.

LottoSocial.com SYNDICATES CONCLUSION

For a website that claims to exist for the sole purpose of allowing people to play in lottery syndicates easily, we must confess ourselves bitterly disappointed. While it is true that there is an endless stream of options available via the ‘Store’ section of the site that allows you to purchase up to 20 tickets for a particular draw, these do not look or sound like they are actual syndicates—more like just discounted bundles.

The syndicate membership options are where we thought the site would really shine and stand out from the competition. Unfortunately, this area of the site let us down in a big way. For our liking, not enough information is available on the site about the syndicates that the membership levels will get you access to. This includes necessary information such as how many shares exactly are available per syndicate—a massive detail that is generally a deciding factor of whether or not to invest in a syndicate.

The site tries to side-step, leaving this information out by a cleverly placed clause in its terms and conditions. Here you will read that the number of shares available for each syndicate will be printed on the syndicate’s tickets. This is a fancy way to say that there is no way for you to find out how many people you will be sharing winnings with until after you have paid your money—and by then it is too late.

For a relatively good site otherwise, one that we even enjoyed reviewing, we are overall disappointed at the way that this site runs what is supposedly its main feature. Therefore, if you are looking for a website that you can use to join syndicates that play in some of the best international lotteries, we begrudgingly recommend that you look at other lotto sites’ lottery syndicates instead.


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User Reviews (1)

user
Chelsea J.
3/5

These syndicates are lame!


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