A review of the Ice Lotto lottery ticket service
Ice Lotto takes the idea of buying a lottery ticket online a step further. You can buy tickets for a handful of lotteries, from a number of different countries. So if you’ve ever fancied playing Spain’s El Gordo de la Primitiva or one of many other different lotteries then Ice Lotto might just be the place for you.
This review aims to cover a number of aspects of the Ice Lotto business.
So what exactly is Ice Lotto?
Ice Lotto gives you access to major lotteries from other countries (which permit online participation). Some of the major lotteries available include Spain’s El Gordo de la Primitiva, Canada’s Lotto 649, and Europe’s classic lottery, Euro Millions. You can also access two of the main American lotteries; these are Power Ball and Mega Millions.
What else is available at Ice Lotto?
Apart from buying tickets for some of the world’s biggest lotteries, you can also view the odds you have of winning a specific jackpot. You also have access to features such as the history of all previous lottery results and details of secondary prizes. Ice Lotto also has a great rundown of how many times a number has been drawn in previous lotteries.
How easy is Ice Lotto to use?
The whole website has been designed with the end-user in mind. Everything is clearly labelled and there’s very little chance of getting confused. Make no mistake, this website isn’t for everyone – but for any real lottery lovers this website will quickly start feeling like home.
Registering to use the website is extremely easy. You simply need to enter your name, email and your telephone number and you’re away. As soon as you’ve registered, you’re then shown when all the lotteries are next happening. This countdown feature comes in really handy, especially when you’re not sure if you’ve got enough time to purchase your ticket.
Buying a ticket couldn’t be easier. You simply find the lottery you’re looking to buy a ticket for and then click play now. You’re then asked to choose your numbers or you can choose quick play (also known as lucky dip). Once you’ve chosen your numbers you simply need to pay for your ticket.
What payment methods are accepted?
Lottery tickets can be purchased using several different online payment processors. These include major credit cards, PayPal, Moneybookers, NETeller, GiroPay and iDeal. If you’re lucky enough to win, cashing out can also be done online.
Does Ice Lotto have support facilities?
The website has various support methods. You can phone, email or use live chat when contacting Ice Lotto.
What Do I Think of Ice Lotto?
- Nice easy to understand website
- Bonus and loyalty program
- Only 5 lottery games available
- Late arrival to well established market
- Too many negative user reviews for a relatively new lottery retailer
On the plus side, Ice Lotto does have a nice looking website which is easy to navigate and understand. The bonus and loyalty program is also a nice feature that rewards regular players on the site. However, now let’s move on to the negative points which would definitely bother me if I were to register and play lotteries with this company. Firstly, there are only 5 lottery games to choose from which is pretty poor when you look at the number of games offered by some of the leading, established lottery retailers online today. Ice Lotto entered the lotteries market in 2013 which is more than 10 years after some of the top retailers started up. I understand that it is not always the case that the first company to market is necessarily the best but in this case there are a few far better playing options than Ice Lotto. Then there is the most concerning issue of all; negative user reviews. I have researched this company in depth and during this research I have read many negative user reviews on a number of different websites. Issues such as aggressive ‘cold calling’ and taking money from players’ accounts without authorisation are commonly occurring subjects.
In my opinion, Ice Lotto is a company that should be AVOIDED as there are far better retailers on the market offering superior playing options. Our 3 recommended retailers based on our research which includes positive user reviews are The Lotter, PlayHugeLottos and WinTrillions. Unfortunately, Ice Lotto falls well short of these operators in every way and has much to do to remedy this situation.