LottoGo.com is a UK-licensed lottery betting site headquartered in the Isle of Man with offices in London. For anyone here to find out whether LottoGo is a scam or not, I can say up front that we have determined this site is legitimate and does exactly what it says with one exception (which I will discuss below).
What LottoGo offers is a way for you to bet on the world’s biggest drawings without ever purchasing a ticket. This is actually a lottery betting service, which means you are only betting on the outcome of the lottery. Payouts, however, are always matched 100% with the cash payout option of the underlying lottery so the end result is the same as if you had purchased a ticket.
The process for betting at LottoGo.com is nearly the same as it is for purchasing actual lottery tickets. You choose your game, choose how many drawings you want to bet on and then pick your numbers. LottoGo then monitors the results and pays you out the full prize amount minus applicable taxes if you have the winning numbers.
Large jackpot payouts are backed by insurance contracts purchased by LottoGo that activate in the case of an exceptional win. In some cases, when jackpots get excessively large, LottoGo.com actually does go out and buy tickets from the lottery on behalf of customers just to cover itself in the case of those rare jackpots that balloon up beyond what even their insurance provider is willing to cover.
LottoGo is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission (see license here) as a casino and general betting site. The betting portion of the license applies to LottoGo’s lottery betting options while the casino portion of the license applies to a variety of scratch cards and slots that are also offered at the website.
LottoGo.com is also licensed by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. All customer funds are held in a segregated bank account on the Isle of Man, which is subject to a quarterly review by the Commission. Additionally, LottoGo has been featured in various news outlets after paying customers large sums of money. One customer from Bolton, UK was featured in the Mirror after winning £840,000 from the website when it was known as World Lottery Club back in 2016.
World Lottery Club Rebrands to LottoGo.com
LottoGo.com formerly operated under the brand “World Lottery Club,” which we reviewed when it still operated under that name. LottoGo offers a similar experience with a few minor changes along the way but overall offers the same general experience.
Annexio Limited, which operates LottoGo made the decision to rebrand in July 2018 in order to make the brand “more exciting, more vibrant and easier to understand.” The decision seems sensible because the word “club” in World Lottery Club threw me off at first as well. I thought it might be some sort of syndicate club rather than a standard lottery betting site the first time I heard the name.
Little has changed since World Lottery Club became LottoGo.com. The site still offers lottery betting and most of the same instant-win games online. What minor changes have been made since World Lottery Club rebranded have been noted in our up-to-date review here.
The One Major Issue with LottoGo
When I said LottoGo “is legitimate and does exactly what it says with one exception” at the beginning of this review, I was referring to a piece of text found on the terms and conditions page which reads as follows:
“You can only withdraw funds from your Player Account that are Winnings.”
What this means is LottoGo.com does not allow you to withdraw money you have deposited. You may only withdraw winnings. If you deposit £100 and spend half of it on bets without winning anything, you will not be allowed to withdraw the remaining £50.
This is not quite the touch of death from a legitimacy point of view, but it is definitely something you should know before you do business here. Do not deposit more funds than you are prepared to spend because you may only withdraw what you win. The good news is the minimum withdrawal is £10 and LottoGo does have a verified history of paying out big wins to players.
Lotteries Offered at LottoGo.com
LottoGo covers the biggest lotteries in the world including EuroMillions, Mega Millions, Powerball and UK Lotto in addition to a number of other national lotteries that have a history of providing big wins relative to prices.
The selection of lotteries that allow single-drawing wagers is bit limited compared to some of the bigger lottery sites out there, but LottoGo does have a few additional syndicate-only drawings as well to add some variety.
The first portion of the table below shows all lotteries that support single bets. The second portion of the table shows all syndicate options. You’ll see the lottery name, the amount you can get in for (as well as how many chances this amount provides) and how many ways prizes are split.
|Lottery||Single Bet Price|
|EuroMillions||£2.50 per chance|
|Mega Millions||£3.00 per chance|
|Powerball||£3.00 per chance|
|UK Lotto||£2.00 per chance|
|SuperEnalotto||£2.00 per chance|
|Irish Lotto||£2.00 per chance|
|EuroJackpot||£2.00 per chance|
|Oz Lotto||£1.50 per chance|
|Australia Mon & Wed Lotto||£0.50 per chance|
|Australia Powerball||£1.00 per chance|
|Australia Saturday||£1.00 per chance|
|Polish Lotto||£0.60 per chance|
|German 6aus49||£1.00 per chance|
|Syndicate Lotteries||1 Share Price||Your Proportion of Winnings|
|EuroMillions+||£3.50 (55 chances)||1/150|
|EuroJackpot+||£2.00 (45 chances)||1/150|
|Mega Millions+||£2.00 (15 chances)||1/150|
|Powerball+||£3.50 (26 chances)||1/150|
|Polish Lotto+||£1.50 (44 chances)||1/150|
|German 6aus49||£1.00 (49 chances)||1/150|
|Swedish Lotto+||£1.00 (29 chances)||1/150|
|Finnish Lotto+||£1.00 (34 chances)||1/150|
(EuroMillions and EuroJackpot)
|£9.00 (155 total chances across both lottos)||1/150|
|Australia Saturday+||£2.00 (90 chances)||1/90|
|Oz Lotto+||£2.50 (90 chances)||1/90|
|Australia Powerball+||£1.50 (90 chances)||1/90|
|Irish Lotto+||£2.50 (42 chances)||1/150|
|UK Lotto+||£3.00 (54 chances)||1/150|
|SuperEnalotto||£3.00 (85 chances)||1/150|
LottoGo Instant Scratch Cards
Lotteries are not the only product on offer at the LottoGo website. In addition to regular lotteries, LottoGo.com has a large selection of scratch card games that allow you to play online, see your results and claim any winnings immediately.
There are quite a few scratch cards to choose from and the graphics on all are above-average compared to the games offered at competing websites. One thing that jumped out at me is LottoGo publishes the odds of winning visibly in front of every scratch card for which it has that information (the site has games from multiple providers and not all providers provide that information).
Below are a few screenshots chosen from random scratch card games and a table that lists all scratch cards, the top prize for each and the odds of winning any prize.
Scratch Card Screenshots
Full List of Scratch Cards
|Game||Single Bet Price||Top Prize||Odds of Any Win|
|Mega Millions Scratch Card||£3.00||£150,000||1 in 1.84|
|Mega Millions Lite||£0.30||£15,000||1 in 1.84|
|Powerball Scratch Card||£3.00||£150,000||1 in 1.60|
|Powerball Lite||£0.30||£15,000||1 in 1.60|
|EuroMillions Scratch Card||£2.50||£100,000||1 in 2.30|
|EuroMillions Lite||£0.25||£10,000||1 in 2.30|
|Royal Charm||£5.00||£50,000||Not published|
|Hero Quest||£1.00||£100,000||1 in 3.28|
|The Alchemist X3||£3.00||£150,000||1 in 1.99|
|Super Shamrock||£0.15||£1,500||1 in 3.53|
|Gold Hunt||£1.00||£10,000||1 in 3.46|
|Atari Asteroids||£1.00||£12,500||Not published|
|Atari Star Raiders||£0.50||£100,000||1 in 6.06|
|Most Wanted||£3.00||Range Rover Evoque||1 in 1.98|
|33 Chances||£2.00||£20,000||Not published|
|Horseshoe||£0.50 / 5 games||£1,000||Not published|
|Mighty 40||£1.25||£100,000||1 in 2.64|
|Rio Bingo||£0.50||£250||Not published|
|100K Cash||£1.00||£100,000||1 in 3.10|
|Elephant||£0.50 / 10 games||£500||Not published|
|Ocean Fortune||£1.00||£60,000||1 in 3.32|
|Dragon Scrolls||£0.50||£1,000||1 in 3.34|
|Feline Queen||£1.00||£100,000||1 in 2.30|
|777||£0.50||£7,777||1 in 3.52|
|Raid the Piggy Bank||£0.25||£2,500||1 in 4.35|
|Lucky Irish||£3.00||£44,444||1 in 2.86|
|Fruity Flurry||£0.80||£50,000||Not published|
|Fruit Basket||£1.50||£60,000||1 in 3.34|
|Pocket Filler||£2.00||£182,500||1 in 1.74|
|Cops & Robbers||£0.50||£125,000||1 in 2.77|
|Disco Disco||£0.50||£10,000||1 in 2.53|
|BarnVille||£1.00||£75,000||1 in 1.94|
|Zodiac Fortune||£1.00||£40,000||1 in 2.71|
|Cash Cuisine||£1.00||£100,000||1 in 3.10|
|Mega Love||£1.25||£10,000||1 in 2.71|
|The Alchemist||£1.00||£50,000||1 in 1.99|
If you ever need a break from the world of lottery games but still of a mind to gamble, LottoGo.com has a fairly large selection of online slots from various providers. These slots are all available for instant play through the website with no download necessary.
The slots portfolio consists of games from Quickspin and PariPlay, both of which are high quality software developers that produce modern games with crisp graphics. You’ll find games of all different themes ranging from whimsical fantasy-style games to others featuring the Three Stooges. Overall, the variety should be adequate for anyone looking to get away from the lottery for a while.
The only complaint I have is that although many of the slots feature graphics that are absolutely beautiful, the effect is somewhat diminished because all games open in small, pop-up windows on the LottoGo website. I found myself squinting sometimes just to see what was going on. It is true I have a large, high-res monitor, but this would not be a problem if it was possible to just resize the lottery games or even expand them to full-screen.
Here are a few screenshots taken from random slot games:
Deposits and Withdrawals
LottoGo comes up a little short in this category with only two methods for funding your account and withdrawing: Visa and MasterCard. The card you use to deposit will also be credited back with any winnings.
The minimum free withdrawal amount is £10. You may withdraw as little as £1, but LottoGo reserves the right to charge a handling fee for amounts under £10. Withdrawals are processed back to your bank account within 3-5 business days in most cases.
LottoGo is a little vague in listing which countries are restricted other than to state that customers from the United States are not accepted. For everyone else, the terms and conditions state that you must not be “located at the time of placing a bet in any country in which you are not permitted to use our services.”