Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > General Gambling > Other Gambling Games

Notices

Other Gambling Games Discussion about other gambling games.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-17-2009, 08:16 PM   #1
banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 390
Any reputable sites to buy global lottery tickets?

I'm interested in playing the American & European (spain,etc.) lotto. Anyone have experience buying tickets online? Any advice?
similan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 09:46 PM   #2
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
FCBLComish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Retired from WW
Posts: 20,841
Re: Any reputable sites to buy global lottery tickets?

Quote:
Originally Posted by similan View Post
I'm interested in playing the American & European (spain,etc.) lotto. Anyone have experience buying tickets online? Any advice?
There are some lottery ticket agents in Nigeria.
FCBLComish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 11:59 PM   #3
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Quadstriker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 14,347
Re: Any reputable sites to buy global lottery tickets?

Quote:
Originally Posted by FCBLComish View Post
There are some lottery ticket agents in Nigeria.
I think some guy on Craigslist can help you get in touch with them.
Quadstriker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 12:31 AM   #4
Pooh-Bah
 
SheetWise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 4,677
Re: Any reputable sites to buy global lottery tickets?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quadstriker View Post
I think some guy on Craigslist can help you get in touch with them.
I have $100,000,000,000 dollars (ZWD) and I'd let as many of you as want to get in on a little private lottery for the whole bundle. Five dollars apiece, and if you can correctly guess a number between one and three, you're a guaranteed winner.
SheetWise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 09:57 PM   #5
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
cres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 10,340
Re: Any reputable sites to buy global lottery tickets?

Not since the FBI cracked down on the Vancouver based resellers. They were selling Aussie combo packs for about a 1000% markup.
cres is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2009, 12:20 AM   #6
grinder
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: PokerDUCY.com
Posts: 405
Re: Any reputable sites to buy global lottery tickets?

don't?
ThePost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2009, 08:21 PM   #7
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
FCBLComish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Retired from WW
Posts: 20,841
Re: Any reputable sites to buy global lottery tickets?

If you want to win Zorkmids there is a site I have in mind.
FCBLComish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2009, 01:01 AM   #8
journeyman
 
Chadman716's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 358
Re: Any reputable sites to buy global lottery tickets?

Dont think they sell global lottery tickets legally think most of that stuff is scams. I got an email saying I won the UK lottery for 5 million all I had to do was send 500 for shipping and they would send me my money. So I never did get my 5 million in winnings. I do buy powerball tickets the jackpot is up to 280million so keep buying 5 tickets every draw, I think you are better off playing powerball that some nigerain lottery scam.
Chadman716 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 01:33 AM   #9
Home Poker Pimp
 
Lottery Larry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: HP in da HOOWWSSS! (NW of Philly)
Posts: 19,603
Re: Any reputable sites to buy global lottery tickets?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chadman716 View Post
I think you are better off playing powerball that some nigerain lottery scam.
Sadly, while you are 100% correct... you're also wrong.
Lottery Larry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2009, 09:48 PM   #10
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
FCBLComish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Retired from WW
Posts: 20,841
Re: Any reputable sites to buy global lottery tickets?

Where is Idi the Nigerian?
FCBLComish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2009, 07:18 AM   #11
old hand
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,552
Re: Any reputable sites to buy global lottery tickets?

um, i use three different sites.

(i hope mods don't mind me posting links, as im only trying to help).

despite the astronomical odds for any lottery, i still find myself drawn and playing oversea lottery when the jackpot gets to a certain point.

My favorite oversea lottery is the Euromillions. It almost has 3x the better odds to the powerball and the payout is enormous when it reaches 100million euros. And it's all reflected cash value, instead of the annuity advertised versions of the megamillions and powerball (which gives you about 50% of the advertised value in cash option). Also, EU doesnt tax lottery winnings (same goes for Britain). So i always end up spending about $100 when Euromilions reach past 100million euros (about $147million USD).

I definitely had to shop around first. I must have tried at least 6 online lottery retailers before choosing the one i trust most.

And so far, I've been satisfied with the three.
www.thelotter.com
www.buylottoonline.com
www.congalotto.com

Lot of the lottery retailers online are affiliates. for example, wintrillions.com is the parent company of congalotto and etc.

But the three I mentioned are three separate companies with no relationship with one another. However, i realized that they all use the same Messanger Service and share lottery agents (those who buy the ticket in that specific region on behalf of the site) time to time.

My favorite actually is the www.buylottoonline.com.
It looks bit cartoonish, but I've been satisfied the most with them. I've cashed out three times at least (havnt won the jackpot yet lol) and they are actually listed on BBB (better business bureau) and is also located in the U.S.

My second pick is the thelotter.com
Supposedly these guys are biggest player in the online lottery retail market. They have paid out the most back to players than any lottery site combined (if that in anyway speaks to the validity of the site...) So why dont i play here? well, i dont like their layout, and i have no resource to actually verify everything. However, I've cashed out atleast twice here on thelotter.com

3. Congalotto.
I use to play here because they are bit cheaper than the rest (but all the site charges at least double the cost of ticket). However, they are owned by wintrillions, and congalotto has gotten bit sketchy. They are not what it use to be last yr. Things are slower, people dont respond in time to my email inquiries... I stay away from them now.


However if you can buy the physical tickets yourself, I advise doing that before using the online lottery service. It's cheaper and it's safer

But time to time, I like to roll the dice, and give the site the benefit of the doubt and play when Euromillions or Oz Powerball (australia) get up to extraordinary amount.
When Euromoillions is at 100million, it's equivalent to Powerball's jackpot of about $330million. (and euro gives you lot better odds).


Hope that helps.



p.s.,

in case you are wondering, i play through buylottoonline.com now. go and click either the powerball or megamillions (it doenst matter) and as soon as they take you to their main page, you can scroll down and choose from dozen or so of lotto from around the globe.
wubbie412 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 03:12 AM   #12
Livin' the dream as a Carpal \'Tunnel
 
The Palimax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 8,624
Re: Any reputable sites to buy global lottery tickets?

I've been looking for a lottery-ticket-buying-automation-thing for some time, and didn't know they were out there. Simple google searches failed me, I guess.

Any idea who has the best rates on just buying Powerball/MegaMillions tickets and has a subscription service -- in that I'd like to just buy a small pack every week to have something else to discuss around the water cooler.
The Palimax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2009, 04:56 AM   #13
old hand
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,552
Re: Any reputable sites to buy global lottery tickets?

ya, unless you buy couple times from the sites, you really dont know what you are going to get... i tried like 6 sites, and finally settled with 2.

so i think simple google search would equal "fail".


use thelotter.com for subscription service. they have the best price. if you buy in bundle, as in subscription for the whole year, you end up paying only small fraction of the markup (like 10% - you should double check though).

but buylottoonline.com is listed business on the BBB (better business bureau) and it's just slightly more expensive.

i wont be using the online lottery retailer this week because powerball is over 100million and i live in FL lol.

anyway,
good luck!.
wubbie412 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2009, 10:37 AM   #14
old hand
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,324
Re: Any reputable sites to buy global lottery tickets?

Quote:
Originally Posted by wubbie412 View Post
Also, EU doesnt tax lottery winnings (same goes for Britain).
While this is true, you are an American, right? Then Americ will still tax you as they hve a taax treaty with the UK.
jeccross is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2009, 02:31 PM   #15
stranger
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2
Re: Any reputable sites to buy global lottery tickets?

yeah..i agree with wubbie..thelotter is ihmo the best place where you can play online...the largest-so it should be safe the most of players choice their and i've never have any problem with any payment-even if my wins are not big as numero uno of italian lotto lol
Dropper2343 is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2008-2010, Two Plus Two Interactive