Monday, October 15, 2012

Reminder: We do not buy lottery tickets or send players money

Lottery Power Picks logoDuring the past month or so, we noticed that an enthusiastic player from Australia was obtaining our Lottery Power Picks for various lottery games. Since we do not cover the Australian lotteries, we were curious as to why this member would be interested in the US Hot Lotto, Irish Lotto, Euro Millions and other games.

This weekend we learned why. For some reason, this player did not read through our site and learn that they must purchase their own lottery tickets for individual drawings in order to be eligible to win prizes.

Instead, they misunderstood our research offerings and believed that we would simply send them money if they had a winning combination. (Ah, free money. Everyone would like to have that).

As luck would have it, this player obtained several winning combinations for the above lotteries. However, they did not purchase lottery tickets for the individual games, and thus, all potential winnings were only on paper (i.e. fantasy lottery winnings).

Additionally, the person believed that we would simply send them money for their efforts. Thus, they sent us a note providing us with their address and asked us to send them a check.

Unfortunately for them, Lottery Power Picks is in the information dissemination business only. We research various lottery games and offer our advice to players.

Here in the United States, it is illegal: to operate a lottery (for free, money, or prizes); or, to purchase lottery tickets for others. Thus, all of our members who obtain recommended lottery numbers from us must purchase their own lottery tickets directly from an authorized lottery agent in the various states, countries, or territories. For good reason, we do NOT provide any of these services.

Additionally, we do NOT charge players for our services nor do we expect players to send us a commission if they are lucky enough to win.

The only thing that we ask of our winning players in return for our free advice is to tell everyone that they "got their numbers from Lottery Power Picks". (Although, donations are genuinely appreciated).

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Note: Based on the results of our Poll , we decided to recommend all Power & Mega balls in every drawing after Octorber 22, 2007. This change will make these lotteries consistent with the International and other "mega" ball based lotteries.
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