LottoKings

LottoKings is another lottery betting site where you get a mix of lottery agency and lotto betting site. The company is owned and operated by Legacy Eight Curacao N.V. and is licensed through the gambling authority of the Curacao government.

Originally, LottoKings operated under the name CongaLotto and managed to establish a good reputation. Since they rebranded, they changed their name to LottoKings, continuing their business as usual.

LottoKings can be considered safe and trustworthy. They’ve been around for more than 7 years and invite customers from all around the world to play in some of the biggest international lotteries that you can find. Let’s find out whether it is also a good option for players from India.

The Good:

  • Well-established lottery site
  • Good variety of lotteries and millionaire raffles
  • Offers syndicates
  • Easy to claim your prize
  • Now with online casino games
  • No commission on wins

The Not-so-good:

  • Doesn’t scan tickets
  • Does not accept INR
  • Mix of lottery agent and lottery betting

Playing lotteries at LottoKings

Once again, we’re getting a mixed bag of actual lottery agency and betting on the outcome of lotteries with LottoKings. Unfortunately, you can’t choose which option you prefer and won’t really know either when you do play any of the lotteries at LottoKings.

Still, playing here is easy enough.

  • Sign up or sign in
  • Choose your lottery
  • Select your numbers (either using your own or though the quick pick option)
  • Confirm your selection and your tickets
  • Pay at the checkout
  • Wait for the results

As mentioned, you won’t know whether you are actually playing the lottery or simply betting on it. Since you also won’t receive a ticket (in case one is purchased for you), you won’t have evidence of either. Apparently, you’ll receive your ticket if you do win the jackpot. At the same time, however, wins are paid out via their hedging provider anyway and not the official lottery operator.

Still, as long as you do get your wins, it shouldn’t really matter.

LottoKings’ playing options

Of course, LottoKings also allows for several different ways to play the lottery. Whether you bet on a lottery or end up playing it through the lottery agency, you have the following options to choose from:

  • Single Play – The standard, of course. You simply buy entries into your chosen lottery. Though the minimum number of tickets to buy is between 3 and 6, depending on the lottery.
  • Syndicates – For many lotteries you can buy shares of large sets of tickets shared among many people. You can pick the numbers you want to play, but the cost of the tickets as well as the prizes are shared among all members of the syndicate.

Beyond that, you can also opt to buy in advance via these two methods:

  • Multiple Draws – Once you buy your tickets, you can select the upcoming draws you want to play these same numbers in again. So, you can play weeks in advance.
  • Subscription – The other option to keep playing your same numbers is by subscribing to your chosen lottery. Instead of deciding how many future draws you want to play, your numbers are automatically entered into the next draw for as long as you are subscribed. You can cancel your subscription at any time; however a fee is applicable if you cancel before the end of the subscription.

Which lotteries can you play and bet on at LottoKings?

At LottoKings, you can play 17 on-going lotteries, meaning these are available every week of the year (usually). Special lotteries such as El Nino or El Gordo are not available year around, but you’ll be able to buy tickets (or bet on the lottery) towards the end of the year.

Right now, you can choose among the following:

  • EuroJackpot
  • Thunderball (UK lottery)
  • Cash4Life ($1,000 per day for the rest of your life)       
  • US Powerball
  • US MegaMillions
  • SuperEnaLotto
  • Powerball Australia     
  • Lotto6aus49
  • UK Lottery       
  • Irish Lotto
  • France Loto
  • Oz Lotto          
  • Mega Sena      
  • Canada Lotto
  • Florida Lotto
  • California Super Lotto
  • New York Lotto

It’s certainly an interesting selection of lotteries, one you won’t find like this elsewhere. So, if one of these lotteries appeals to you, especially some of the American ones you may not find at other lottery sites, you should definitely check out LottoKings

Do they have any other gambling products?

Do they ever?! Millionaire raffles and scratch cards have been part of the offering for many years now. Whilst there are fewer options to choose from and jackpots are significantly smaller, scratch cards especially offer instant wins. Prizes vary between €1,000 and €50,000 maximum for those scratch cards. The millionaire raffles offer bigger prizes, easily over €100,000. But don’t expect to win millions here.

Surprisingly, LottoKings also added online casino games to their portfolio. This seems to be a recent addition as we have been unaware of this until we checked the site for our review. The ‘Games’ section does have a little red ‘New’ tag next to it as well.

Here you will find casino table games such as roulette, baccarat, blackjack and casino poker. But the majority of games are slots. The vast majority of games are from Red Tiger Gaming, who are well-known for producing excellent slots that are a lot of fun.

A handful of other games are from other providers such as Amatic.

If you’re looking for some entertainment besides playing the lottery or simply a distraction whilst you are waiting for the lottery results, you can always visit the Games section and play some slots.

Bonuses and special promotions

Well, there isn’t much of that happening over at LottoKings. Other operators are much more generous in that regard.

However, if you do have an account and subscribe to the newsletter, LottoKings will occasionally send out special offers and promotions to their customers.

Banking options and payout of wins

Unfortunately, LottoKings doesn’t have a central site with all their payment information. In order to find out which payment options are available to you, you would actually have sign up and purchase a ticket. We do know, though, that they offer about a dozen payment options, including credit cards, eWallets and instant bank transfer. Prepaid options such as Astropay are also available.

It’s also important to note that you are mostly stuck to Euro, US Dollar and perhaps the British Pound when it comes to currencies. Indian rupees are not accepted.

When it comes to withdrawing your wins (if you do win, that is), LottoKings will transfer directly into your bank account, though checks are apparently also an option. Wins are apparently paid out in Euro.

And speaking of, wins of up to $600 are paid out directly into your LottoKings account. Wins above $600 are handled on a case by case basis according to LottoKings. If you do win a large prize or even a jackpot, the lottery ticket (purchased on your behalf) will be delivered to you directly and it is then your responsibility to collect your prize from the lottery operator.

However, we have also already learned that their hedging provider will pay out larger wins as well.

Customer service

There is a handy little Help icon at the bottom of the homepage, where you can contact the live chat. They are not available 24/7, however. If you end up leaving a message here, it is akin to sending an email, which means someone will get back to you later. Oddly, the live chat is apparently available between 8am and 7pm Uruguay Standard Time. This is the strangest thing we’ve ever seen for customer service times.

Anyway, you can use a contact form on the site as well or call one of two provided phone numbers that are international.

Their FAQ section does provide some answers as well, though, so check that out before worrying about anything else.

Usability and mobile play

The LottoKings website is quite easy to use and navigation is not a problem. You’ll find all the lotteries in one place, have separate menu points for the most important things you could want at LottoKings and the site is well-organised.

It’s not super modern and even feels a little dated. But it is functional and apart from not providing a separate page for payments, we found everything we needed.

Of course, you can also easily access their site via your mobile device. However, purchasing a ticket may give you a bit of a headache as it tends to be a little tricky.

They do not provide a separate app, which might have been a better idea considering that the mobile site doesn’t work as well as we would like it to.

Conclusion: A good lottery site with extra casino games and a few issues

LottoKings has a few things going for it such as their security, the years of experience and a good range of lotteries to play. You even get online casino games here now, which is a nice addition even if not strictly speaking necessary. But we’ve seen this elsewhere, so there’s that.

The website isn’t the greatest, which is true for their mobile page as well. And, as always, the mix of lottery agent and lotto betting site is confusing and inconvenient. Often, we found on the website information that makes us think that they only operate as a lottery agent, but that’s not true.

Still, they claim that they’ve had more than 200,000 winners on their site, claiming wins from $10 to $1 million. They’re a good option to check out, if you look for certain American lotteries. But they are not the best out there.