Lottobytext Claim Winning Advice

Not sure if this is in the right place but didn't know where to put it.

Thought i'd just put a quick not on here to help anyone who was struggling to work out how to claim their winnings.

What I found easiest was to accru my winnings until it came to an orite amount say over £20 and then issue a Post Office payment.

The post office payment method was really easy but for one thing. The guys in the post office didn't really know what they were doing so I had to call lottobytext and the woman on the phone explained to the post office what to do. I'm sure they'll get the hang of it soon enougth. Walked away with straight cash. :T

This video told me how to do the specific claim process

http://www.lottobytext.co.uk/how-to-play/playloto/lot

Hope this helps
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  • windyng
    windyng Posts: 27 Forumite
    Ah just what I wanted.

    I got 3 on wednesday but always moving about so didn't want to get the winnings sent to me in the post. Do you know if you can pick the winnings up from any post office or do they designate one?
  • windyng wrote: »
    Ah just what I wanted.

    I got 3 on wednesday but always moving about so didn't want to get the winnings sent to me in the post. Do you know if you can pick the winnings up from any post office or do they designate one?

    Thanks windyng, you can go to any post office in the UK and pick up your winnings.

    You will get a unique number sent to your mobile phone (the same mobile you have been using for your lottery results texts) and you need to show this to the lady at the post office.

    It worked great for me. It also mean't I didn't need to sit around waiting for a cheque to arrive.
  • windyng
    windyng Posts: 27 Forumite
    Super, this seems easy enough. Let's hope the money keeps rolling in.
  • I'm sure it will windyng.

    :beer:
  • j0nnyboy69
    j0nnyboy69 Posts: 37 Forumite
    windyng wrote: »
    Super, this seems easy enough. Let's hope the money keeps rolling in.

    How much did you win Windyng?

    I claimed my winnings through the post office this weekend and it went through without any problems. My winnings were shared with only 5 people so i got quite a lot.

    I'd have liked to have won the full £130 milliion gazillion jackpot on the Euro's though. Haha, if only.
  • I'm sorry D34N that you think this is spam. To be fair it is common place that activity like that occurs but I can honestly say I'm an honest everyday person who actually wanted to give some genuine advice. And also find out some great money saving tips, which I do frequently.

    I experienced a genuine problem in the post office and wanted to let people know it does happen but is easy to fix.

    MSE is not just about having a rant at companies/or telling people where they can save money - it is also a place where people can talk about their experiences with certain companies.

    I'll let this one pass :(
  • thanks for this
  • Hi NorthernSoul85. Glad I found this thread about LottoByText. I'm new to this forum but was wondering how long you have been using LottoByText? I've seen they have a loyalty reward program and wondered whether you had benefitted from it?

    Thanks
    T
  • Hi theresa_b33. I've been with LottoByText since March.

    Haven't really looked at their loyalty program but it seems pretty straight forward. Getting a £5 free amazon voucher sound good to me.
  • I received a text from LottoByText and initially I thought it looked like a good cheap way to play Lotto, but after a little bit of digging I found the following information which leads me to believe it's not such a good deal after all. (I've copied and pasted in the info as I can't post a link as a new user). Hope this helps anyone who is considering their service.


    Lotto By Text Review


    You'd be forgiven for thinking Lotto By Text is a quick and easy way to play the UK Lotto and EuroMillions.
    It looks great, you can join just by sending a text, and you even get a free trial.
    But dig into the small print and, if you're lucky, you'll manage to spot what a terrible deal this is.
    Only £1.50 Per Game

    Yes, it's only £1.50 for 5 tickets... No it isn't!
    It's £1.50 for a share of 5 tickets. Which would be fine, except you share with 48 other people!
    So at £1.50 x 48, that's £72. And they buy 5 UK Lotto tickets at a total cost of £5.
    This has to be the worst value for money syndicate I've ever seen.
    If I were a little more cynical I'd be tempted to think this was aimed at text obsessed teenagers who a) don't realise what they are really getting, and b) may think they are getting around the 16+ rule on buying tickets (they aren't, they just won't get paid their winnings!).

    Anything Else To Worry About?


    I dislike how hard it is to find what you're really getting for your money. That feels misleading to me.
    They also claim to pick numbers that are more likely to win, i.e. "the numbers we select have a greater likelihood of winning because we use mathematical models to select the next most likely outcomes". Given all selections are equally likely, this is fundamentally impossible.
    We also tried multiple times to get a response from the company before publishing our review, but sadly they don't seem to reply.

    Conclusion


    Great website, nice idea but shockingly bad value for money. Plus terms and conditions that seem designed to avoid revealing what you're really getting for you money.
    Please avoid this one, and make sure your kids do too.
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