NOTICE: Lottoz.com has suspended operations. After opening in 2017, Lottoz.com made it fewer than two years before closing. No reason has been given for the closure and details are lacking, but the Lottoz website is defunct and the company’s social media accounts have been abandoned since late 2018. We will leave this review up for posterity’s sake, but we will no longer update this review.
Recommended alternative: EuroLotto
Lottoz is a fairly new lottery site established in 2017 that offers lottery betting to UK customers through Lottoz.co.uk and to international customers at Lottoz.com. Lottoz works much like other lotto betting sites by bringing to you a variety of the world’s largest drawings and letting you bet on the outcomes for a shot at winning life-changing jackpots.
Winning are paid to you by Lottoz, but all prizes are designed to match the official lottery’s actual payouts. This applies to all prize levels from the fewest number of matches all the way up to the top jackpot. Every bet is structured to match the underlying lottery in terms of odds, how many numbers are picked and what happens when you have matches.
Betting on the lottery at Lottoz.co.uk is similar to buying an actual ticket, but it is not the same. The difference is that Lottoz does not buy tickets on your behalf. Some other lottery sites actually send people out to go buy physical tickets from authorized retailers. Lottoz operates under a different business model.
When you play at Lottoz, you are betting on the outcome of the next drawing. The Lottoz website does not explain how the company manages risk, but most lottery betting sites rely on insurance contracts with specialized insurers to pay large jackpot wins to customers. These types of agreements make it possible for Lottoz to match all official jackpots.
Lottoz offers betting on 15 international lottery drawings, including all the big ones such as Powerball, Mega Millions, EuroMillions and a variety of national drawings from around the world. Non-UK customers at Lottoz.com may also bet on the UK National Lottery and Thunderball.
This is not the biggest variety of lotteries, but it should be enough for casual players with all the world’s biggest drawing available. One thing that is nice is most lotteries covered by Lottoz offer free chances if you purchase a few. For example, buying five EuroMillions chances will get you an extra chance at no additional cost.
|Lottery||Single Bet Price|
Buy X Chances, Get 1 Free
Buy 5, Get 1 Free
Buy 3, Get 1 Free
Buy 5, Get 1 Free
Buy 5, Get 1 Free
Buy 5, Get 1 Free
Buy 3, Get 1 Free
Lottoz also offers a variety of combo drawings that combine multiple lotteries with bets on each into one package at a reduced cost. These combos cost more to play outright, but make it possible to increase your odds by putting bets on multiple lines across multiple lotteries all at once.
Here’s an overview of the combo options available at Lottoz:
|Combo Name||Lotteries Included||Lines and Cost|
|Best Sellers||Varies, but includes at least 2 lottos||6 lines / £18|
|5 lines / £14|
|Best Odds Combo||El Gordo
|10 lines / £23|
|4 lines / £9|
|Around the World||Powerball
|12 lines / £28|
|6 lines / £10|
|£10 Combo #2||EuroMillions
|5 lines / £10|
|£10 Combo #3||EuroMillions
|6 lines / £10|
Lotto PL (Poland)
|6 lines / £11|
|4 lines / £5|
|£5 Combo #2||Mega Sena
|5 lines / £5|
Is Lottoz Safe?
Lottoz appears safe, but is still too young to earn our full-fledged endorsement. Young lottery sites face significant business risks including the eventuality of someone winning a large jackpot, cash flow issues and more. This site will need to prove it has staying power and earn our trust the hard way: by sticking around and taking care of customers.
A read through the terms and conditions does not reveal anything too concerning at this time. At one point, Lottoz claimed it could charge a fee of £5 or 25% of your account balance (whichever is greater). That was totally unacceptable, but Lottoz has updated its terms and conditions since then.
Here is the text verbatim from the T&Cs page as of early 2019:
“10.1 If You have not logged in to Your User Account for twelve (12) consecutive months then your User Account will be considered an “inactive account” and We will charge a 5€ monthly maintenance fee on the balance of such inactive account. If your User Account records no transactions for more than thirty (30) months, the User Account will be considered as a “dormant account” and We will remit Your User Account balance (if any) to You, after deducting the necessary fees. If Your current location is unknown or You have failed to provide up to date means of making such remittance, the remaining funds (if any) shall be transferred to the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).
10.2 The first monthly maintenance fee will be charged at the end of the last month after which Your account became inactive. The monthly maintenance fee shall not be charged if there are no funds in the inactive account.
10.3 To recover funds from inactive, dormant or closed accounts, Users can log in at any time and request withdrawal of any funds present in the User Account. Prior to closing a User Account, We ensure that all funds have been withdrawn. If the User Account is blocked due to fraud, and the User Account has a remaining balance, such balance will be forfeited by Us. If a User decides to exclude himself temporarily, and a balance is kept in the User Account, the funds will only be available to the User once the exclusion has ended. In case of permanent exclusion, the User will be advised to require a cash-out as soon as the request is received.”
On a positive note, both Lottoz.co.uk and Lottoz.com are licensed by reputable licensing authorities. The UK websites holds an active Gambling Commission license (view here) while the international website holds an active license from the Malta Gaming Authority (view here).
The fact that Lottoz was able to receive licenses from the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority does speak well of the operation and its likelihood of success. The UKGC and MGA both do significant amounts of investigating before licensing applicants. We would just like to see how the site actually performs now, what types of experience other customers have and so on before we give this one a thumbs up or down.
Lottoz Deposit Methods and Withdrawals
Lottoz comes up a little short in terms of deposit methods, but most people should be able to use at least one of the methods it does accept. The minimum deposit is £2 and the full list of deposit methods includes:
Winnings are paid straight to your player account and may be withdrawn at any time to your own bank account. If you win a jackpot, Lottoz will contact you to arrange payment and ensure you’re able to collect your winnings.
Lottoz runs several domains targeting customers from specific parts of the world. UK and Irish customers can get started at Lottoz.co.uk and Lottoz.ie respectively. Everyone else can visit Lottoz.com to sign up for an account.
There are also a handful of countries from which Lottoz does not accept new signups:
Customer service at Lottoz leaves something to be desired. You may contact them via e-mail, Twitter and Facebook or call their dedicated support number to get in contact. While writing this review, I sent customer support a question at around 4 PM UK time and did not receive a response by the end of the business day. My timing did not leave them a ton of time to get back to me that same day, but it would have been nice to receive a response of some sort letting me know that they have received my e-mail.
There is also an FAQ page that covers some basic issues, but it does not go into much detail. The FAQ page does not offer details on deposit methods or even explain how their insurance contracts work to ensure jackpot payouts. Overall, there is some room for improvement when it comes to customer support.
Lottoz.co.uk is a good but not great lottery site. They do cover all the largest lotteries and hold licenses from the UK Gambling Commission as well the Malta Gaming Authority. In short, Lottoz is a very average lottery site. The only real issue we have with the site is its relative newness compared to other, more established operators. We will watch this site over the coming months and years before deciding whether or not to recommend it to readers.