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Posted: August 15, 2005, 12:24 am - IP Logged

I know there have been a lot of people who have been asking me about when I would find a quality replacement for the old betslips sites.  Well, I've finally found it, and I've posted the links on the left side of the page.

The company has been around a long time, servicing a smaller [offline] clientèle, but has recently expanded to the Internet.  I actually has to hold off on posting links until they were satisfied that their Internet service would match the quality experience that their "offline" service had, and that they had the necessary extra resources hired to handle high-volume periods (like when jackpots reach $200 million+).

Anyway, I'm so happy to be able to steer people to a place that is reasonably-priced, plus has the assurance that you're going to get the service you're paying for.

This is NOT a Pick 3/4 service, like the other [scary] online site that some people here have used.  This is a lotto game service only, with games like Mega Millions, Powerball, and Euro Millions.

I have mentioned in another thread that I am working with another site to offer Pick 3/4 opportunities here, but that will not be for at least 1-2 months.  I can't rush it, that's just how long it's going to take.  (Unfortunately, asking "hurry up" is not going to speed it along.)

Besides, good things come to those who wait, just like this excellent service that I've posted links to on the left side of the page.

 

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    Posted: August 15, 2005, 12:29 am - IP Logged

    So they cover Euromillions? Thanks Todd. I wouldn't trust a site unless you thoroughly reviewed it.

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      Posted: August 15, 2005, 12:31 am - IP Logged

      Yeah, I didn't want to add a site here UNLESS they covered Euro Millions, because that's such a great game.

      I really took my time reviewing EVERYTHING out there, and I'm confident in these guys.  They are the "real thing".

       

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        Posted: August 15, 2005, 12:41 am - IP Logged

        One key question.  Do they actually buy the tickets and offer the full value of the jackpot if you win?

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          Posted: August 15, 2005, 12:49 am - IP Logged

          From the website it says they have a 1% ownership in the ticket which is fine by me. The main thing is if they are reliable. I'd far rather give up 1-5% of the winnings then 100% of the winnings from a scam site.

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            Posted: August 15, 2005, 1:19 am - IP Logged

            One key question.  Do they actually buy the tickets and offer the full value of the jackpot if you win?

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            Yes and yes -- although diva is correct about the ownership.  That's a required legal component.  Only a partial owner could act without you being present.

             

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              Posted: August 15, 2005, 1:55 am - IP Logged

              do they use tax free states i could save 5% thats big money

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                Posted: August 15, 2005, 1:56 am - IP Logged

                Under "how it works" they say you pay $2.00 per ticket ($1 to the service).  Yet, when you actually click on the button to play (Mega Millions for instance), it says "$2.50 per ticket".  I don't understand that.  They are not responsible if they fail to buy your ticket or they buy the wrong ticket.

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                Player hereby waives any claim against Prime Ticket Service for the failure to obtain the proper ticket. 

                UNQUOTE

                Of course, I would do the same thing if I were doing a service like that.  But, can you imagine "winning" $250 Million and they say "oh we didn't get the correct ticket...sorry". 

                Their guarantee is for your first order only.

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                If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with our service, just tell us why, and we'll refund your order price!

                To make a claim under our guarantee, you must be a first-time customer.  Customers who have placed more than one order are not eligible.

                UNQUOTE

                For me, this is way too scary.  Now that Mega Millions is in California, I would rather walk down to the 7-11 store and buy my ticket for only $1.00. 

                I can see someone that can't play one of the big jackpot games wanting to take the chance and play them on line, but for me ... no way.

                 

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                  Posted: August 15, 2005, 7:55 am - IP Logged

                  Looks like a nice enough service.  Probably the only way to discover whether they're good over the long haul is to get a few moderate wins through them and see them pay.

                  Unfortunate they don't carry more State lotteries.  I'd like to buy into the WI lottery occasionally.  I'd probably try it through these folks, just as an experiment, though I'll confess I don't trust much of anything that's offered online.

                  Jack

                   

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                    Posted: August 15, 2005, 8:07 am - IP Logged

                    I would like to play "Lucky's" West Virginia's jackpot game, the one that he predicts for.

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                      Posted: August 15, 2005, 8:18 am - IP Logged

                      CalifDude,

                      Those points you raise are extremely commonplace items that if a company did NOT have them, I would worry.  Your point about offering an unconditional money-back guarantee on only the first order is strange.  Do you think they should allow someone to place 20 orders, and then after they don't win that person should get their money back on all 20 orders?  That exact thing would happen.  How many other services out there even offer that kind of guarantee?

                      I think you must find the concept of using a lottery service itself "scary", which is probably why you mentioned that you found them "scary".  Many people do find the concept of using an online service "scary", so in that case, you should just not use it!

                      However, many people -- myself included -- LOVE the convenience and ease-of-use (and peace-of-mind) of a good, high-quality service, which is why I spent the last eight months tracking down the best service I possibly could to offer up to members here.

                      On the number of games they offer, well, they base that on where they can physically be to purchase lottery tickets.  They are not like the scam sites out there who claim to offer every lottery game, and then not actually buy the tickets.  They offer what they can with their feet on the ground at the moment.

                      I understand that they will be picking up other states, but of course only after establishing "field offices" there.

                       

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                        Posted: August 15, 2005, 9:14 am - IP Logged

                        It appears to me to be a step  in the right direction.

                        But, ultimately, I'd like to see some up front, reputable corporate entity that's willing to put real names and locations go it one better and go private with a lottery venture online.  Maybe Mitsubishi, Toyota or just some jackpot winner with some ready cash.

                        Some one of the plethora of corporate entities in China, maybe, if someone better doesn't come along.

                        Locate the headquarters in some 3rd world country where they'd be glad to buck the International systems to prevent such things.

                        Make it half a dollar, or a dollar a ticket, payable on PayPal or by credit card.  Keep 25 percent of ticket sales and give the remaining 75 percent away by ball or RNG, deposit winnings in some bank in Costa Rica or the Caymen Islands for winners to transfer to their accounts where ever they please, lump sum.

                        Small operating costs, major profits for the entity doing it, clean and well lighted, but outside the jurisdiction of all the taxing entities, educational fund utopias, et al, and payable exactly what's promised.

                        That, I'd play online.

                        Jack

                         

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                          Posted: August 15, 2005, 9:34 am - IP Logged

                          todd:

                          Why is NY Lotto the only single-state game they offer? Don't they know about Florida Lotto?

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                            Posted: August 15, 2005, 9:38 am - IP Logged

                            Well Jack, what you're proposing would not be legal for a corporation of ANY size to do.  It is ILLEGAL to sell USA residents a private lottery -- even over the Internet.

                            The online casinos get away with it because they're like a bunch of swarming gnats -- too small and too many to bring down the hammer on.  A big company like Mitsubishi or Toyota would be easy for the US government to target, so it would never happen.

                            However, the delightful thing about playing using the service I'm showing at the left is that participants are playing the only LEGAL lottery games in the USA.  They are government-sponsored, so you're going to get paid for sure on a jackpot win, and people can participate knowing that they are not breaking the law.

                            There are pros and cons to everything, especially lottery games in the USA, since the USA is so restrictive on gambling in general.  However, what I hoped to find (after betslips went dark) was a place for people who want to play lottery games, like they did at betslips, a reliable, quality alternative.  Not scam places like the ones you find on Google ads.

                            If you're looking for a non-government lottery gambling site, then the service on the left is not for you.  If you want to play Mega Millions from your home in New Mexico, well then that's the place to do it.

                             

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                              Posted: August 15, 2005, 10:04 am - IP Logged

                              Makes sense.  I might use it sometime.  Thanks for providing it.

                              I know it must have taken a lot of work to locate and verify everything.

                              Meanwhile, if China decides to go into the lottery business (all you on-the-make-for-ideas CHICOM LP lurkers can earn brownie points with your bosses by taking this to them)  they'll have my business in a New York minute, legal, illegal, or indifferent.  Provided they offer bona fides and complete, lump-sum payoffs deposited in an offshore financial institution. 

                              Once more way for the PRC to capitalize on US decadence and bring in those last few remaining American dollars with a better mousetrap at a better price.

                              Jack

                               

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                              It's about number behavior.

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