Lottoland.co.uk is one of the leading lotto betting websites for UK players. Lotto betting is a form of gambling, in which a player bets on the outcome of an official lottery draw. No physical lottery ticket is purchased. Lottoland holds a gaming license from the Government of Gibraltar and the Gambling Commission of the UK.
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To register and play on Lottoland.co.uk, you must be a UK resident. To sign up, simply go to Sign Up at the top of the homepage and enter the necessary details. You must also provide your full home address and a daily spend limit on your account. No minimum spend is required to open an account. Players can register to the site in 8 languages- English, German, Polish, Swedish, Czech, Hungarian, Portuguese, and Spanish
Lottoland.co.uk is exclusively for UK residents. If you are not a UK resident, you can play at lottoland.com/en.
Lottoland.co.uk accepts payment via Visa, Mastercard, Skrill, Neteller, MuchBetter, and bank account transfer. There is no minimum deposit required to start betting. If you win, Lottoland pays out the sum directly to your bank account. The bank account must be listed under the name of the lottery player and must be in their country of residence. Since it’s a betting site and not a lottery messenger service, the payouts come from their own insurance company Fortuna Insurance PPC Limited, not an official lottery organization.
Software & User Interface
The site design of Lottoland.co.uk is simple and friendly. The green and white colour scheme is bright, cheerful, and reminds one of a crisp US dollar bill. The layout itself is simplistic: the homepage is split into separate rectangular blocks. At the top are tabs that feature the top three lotteries along with other lotteries, games and information. The first the section is devoted to listing their biggest deals and lotteries of the day. The next section features Lottolands games along with carousels featuring some of their scratchcards, instant win games, and spring games. Under this, they have another section featuring, again, the biggest jackpots on their website, followed by a section that links to their blog and to articles about their Guinness World Record feat in 2018. The bottom section shows payment options, partners, and recommended links. Most of the information was up-to-date, but a major error involving the jackpot amount listed for Mega Millions on the homepage was distracting. On 16 December 2015, Lottoland.co.uk mistakenly listed the Mega Millions jackpot at £368 million when, in reality, the jackpot was only estimated to be £56.6 million. All websites can make factual errors, but one of this magnitude was especially alarming as the incorrect jackpot was listed in multiple prominent places.
Each lottery offered has its own play page with all the ticket options listed. Most play pages also contain additional information about jackpot history and how to play. The information pages for each game features charts with winning odds, draw schedules, and tax requirements. Like the homepage, the sheer amount of information on these pages can be overwhelming, but all necessary information can be found in these charts.
With Lottoland.co.uk, customers can bet on the outcome of 29 different lotteries and 40 virtual scratchcard games. The lottery games featured include big names like US Powerball, Mega Millions, EuroMillions, and EuroJackpot, along with regional lotteries such as France Lotto and Irish Lotto. The virtual scratchcards are fun, but I personally felt a bit silly playing them online.
Lottoland.co.uk offers Live Chat, email and a phone number for their customers seeking assistance. Customer Service is available by telephone from Monday to Friday between 10.00am to 11.00pm GMT. A Support & FAQ tab on the right side of the homepage offers some self-help assistance in the form of a ‘Knowledge Base’, which features a pretty comprehensive list of articles on frequently asked topics. There is Live Chat and “What is Lotto Betting” tabs on the right side on the home page as well. The Live Chat tab will bring you to a chat box where you can also find all the live chat operating hours.
Besides one-time entries, Lottoland also offers player lottery subscriptions and multi-draw packages.
Lottoland.co.uk publishes a Lotto Magazine on their site. It features interesting articles about lottery news, strategies, knowledge a blog and more. All lottery games pages include a results tab; most also feature a Help&FAQ tab, and Syndicate Betting tab. Several of the bigger lotteries also feature a Magazine tab, offering various articles about the lottery.
In addition to lotteries, Lottoland offers players Instant Win draws, scratchcards, and dozens of other virtual gambling games to choose from.
Bonuses & Promotions
Lottoland.co.uk offers several different deals for new players only, including Win or your Money Back, Buy One Get One Free, Free Line Bet, Deposit 10, Get 10 and more. Unfortunately, it seems that veteran customers are offered a much smaller number of deals and promotions.
Overall, the deals are a nice way to get people to register, but they don’t save a massive amount of money for the customer.
Lottoland.co.uk is a great option for UK residents who are interested in gambling on lottery draw outcomes. If you’re interested in actually playing the lottery – ie., getting a physical lottery ticket purchased on your behalf – this site is not for you. The site is simple enough to use, but their customer service sections could be improved drastically in terms of customer friendliness according to our Lottery Review staff. It would be nice to see some more lottery options added in the future like German Lotto and some of the major US state lotteries.