|Web Address||www.freelotto.com||Platform||Plasmanet Inc.|
|Games||Instant Games||Bonuses||'Win a car' & 'Pay your mortgage' bonus|
|Ticket Prices||Free||Licensed||not apparent|
|Website Security||not apparent|
|Languages||English, Spanish, Finnish, Dutch, Norwegian, French, Swedish, Portuguese|
What is FreeLotto.com?
When you receive something for free, it usually comes with a catch. FreeLotto.com is one of many free lottery sweepstakes popping up over the internet. Operated by Plasmanet Inc., FreeLotto was established in 1999 in New York, USA. The games are free and all that is required of you is to sign up with your email address and you’ll be able to play any one of the daily games. This is where the catch comes in; once you sign up, you’ll receive tons of promotional material and other ads on a regular basis. Occasionally, FreeLotto would also require you to answer brief questions about your buying preferences.
Who can play at FreeLotto.com?
Players need to be older than 18 in order to participate. In addition to this; in their T&C’s, it states that “This promotion is null and void in the States of New York, Florida, Iowa, Missouri, Rhode Island, and is also void in Puerto Rico, Province of Quebec, Afghanistan, Argentina, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Ghana, Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Sudan, and any other countries that are included on the United States of America Department of State “Trading with the Enemies Countries” list.”
What are the Special Features/Benefits that FreeLotto.com has to offer?
Considering the fact that all of the games are basically free, we assumed that that was enough of a bonus. Apparently not – FreeLotto.com runs separate promotional offers like a ‘Win a car’ and You’re your mortgage’ promo including others which allow players to win instant prizes and giveaways.
Winning at FreeLotto.com
Since the site is supported by advertising and other promotion agencies, these agencies fund the prizes to be won by the subscribers. Nowhere on the site does it say where or how to claim any winnings unless you dig into their T&C’s where you’ll find this clause;
“Winners must provide picture proof of identification to the sponsor, which may include a driver’s license, passport, a voting card or similar government issued photo identification, which must exactly match the information provided in the FreeLotto® registration. Failure to provide all requisite information within this time period may, at PlasmaNet, Inc.’s sole and absolute discretion, result in prize forfeiture. Classic FreeLotto® Third Prize ($5.00 USD) and Fourth Prize ($1.00 USD) winner’s winnings will automatically be credited to the winner’s credit card, when possible.” Since they do not give a definite waiting period, we assume that you could wait any number of days to months in order to claim while your inbox gets filled with spam.
Regarding the promotional prizes, FreeLotto states that those who prefer to get the car’s value in cash are able to do so. The mortgage prize will be paid in annuities over a period of five years. If more than one entry wins the prize, it will be divided among all entrants.
It did not take us an extensive search to find negative user reviews written about this website. Many users issued complaints about their service sending them spam mails and false notifications claiming that they have won something when they have not.
What about Customer Service?
FreeLotto.com only provides us with a contact form to reach them by. There is no address other than the mention that they operate from New York and they also have not provided a telephone number to call. They have a FAQ page that explains most of their services though, but we would recommend that you visit their T&C’s too.
Would we recommend FreeLotto.com?
As tempting as a free lottery sounds, we would have to give this one a thumbs down. Not only will they spam you, but the amount of negative online reviews makes us question whether they pay out prizes at all.
- False notifications
- Negative reviews
Company Identity 50%
Customer Service 10%