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    • worried123
    • By worried123 10th Aug 18, 11:55 AM
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    is this legitimate
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    • 10th Aug 18, 11:55 AM
    is this legitimate 10th Aug 18 at 11:55 AM
    I have recieved a few spam emails from somebody called Lottosocial. they offer 10 lines on euro and 5 instant win games for 1. They say that its then 5 a week for 20 lines.

    they ask for your mobile number so they can text you if you win.

    I only ocassionally play the lottery but i might do this if it is legitimate.

    i am concerned by two things - paying online and also whether they are just a scam......does anybody know please.

    thank you
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    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 10th Aug 18, 12:37 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 12:37 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 12:37 PM
    Not legally a "scam" but it maybe similar to numerous other sites out there where up to 90% or more of the money you pay them is not spent on tickets, a lot is normally used on "offers" to get more people in including offers to existing fools players to get more people buying and of course lots of profit/"expenses" for them.
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    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 10th Aug 18, 1:08 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 1:08 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 1:08 PM
    Look at their site

    The maximum number of players that can be in each syndicate is 49. However, the majority of our syndicates have fewer than 49 players.
    On their starter package you get a share in 10 euromillions tickets for 4 as do up to 48 other people - 10 tickets at 2.50 = 25 worth of tickets purchased but up to 49 players at 4 have paid 196

    So a full syndicate on the starter package means less than 13% of your money is spent on tickets

    The "pro" package at 7 for 20 tickets is 50 worth of tickets for up to 343 meaning less than 15% of the money taken in is spent on tickets for a full syndicate.

    Even with as few as 13 members in a syndicate (starter) or 15 (pro) they would be spending less than 50% of the money on tickets (I would be surprised if the average syndicate size was not 40+)
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    • worried123
    • By worried123 10th Aug 18, 4:09 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 4:09 PM
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    • 10th Aug 18, 4:09 PM
    thank you

    think i will stick to buying my own tickets occasionally then.
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