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Posted: August 29, 2005, 2:45 am - IP Logged

Anyone who plays "free" lottos these days is simply adding their e-mail address to hundreds or thousands of spam lists with virtually no chance of winning ANYTHING of value.

They are a complete waste of time and effort, and should be avoided at all costs.  My opinion, of course, but one that I believe is based on solid evidence.

 

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    Posted: August 29, 2005, 5:49 am - IP Logged

    i got a couple of those emails claiming i won alot of money in a contest/lottery i never entered. and it said to not tell anyone . i know alot of people fall for those scams. their worded  very well. but winning over a hundred million dollars in a contest you never even entered is very suspicious sounding. you can't enter a lottery by sending emails. i got one saying i had won about 800 -900 and some million dollars. i would have liked for it to be true,who wouldn't,but i knew it was a scam. you need to be careful who gets a hold of you're email address.

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      Posted: August 29, 2005, 10:58 am - IP Logged

      Anyone who plays "free" lottos these days is simply adding their e-mail address to hundreds or thousands of spam lists with virtually no chance of winning ANYTHING of value.

      They are a complete waste of time and effort, and should be avoided at all costs.  My opinion, of course, but one that I believe is based on solid evidence.

      I agree there is a lot of spam connected to these types of offers.

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        Posted: August 30, 2005, 1:24 am - IP Logged

        I would only recommend free online lotto games to those who have unlimited time to spend online and cannot afford to pay to play the real games.  The big ones like Iwin and jackpot com will spam you to death no matter how you set your preferences and you need a good popup blocker to handle the popads.  Others like E-mail Lotto have been around a very long time and is owned by the same guy (Tim Luke) all this time.  I'd only play on Wed and Sat when they use real draws. E-mail lotto is as valid as any of these online games can be.  Your odds of winning are exactly the same as playing the state game when you play free games that use a state draw for their winning numbers.  Your odds of collecting a jackpot may vary from game to game.  Do some research, print out the rules, get an address before the game goes poof, etc.  BobP
         

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          Posted: August 30, 2005, 7:26 am - IP Logged

          For the reasons BobP mentioned, I would never enter them, period.  They are nothing more than a way to selling you e-mail address to spammers.  And once you get yoru address on a spam list, it will be like that commercial, "and she told two friends, and they told two friends, and they told two friends..." as the spammers propogate your e-mail address to more and more spam lists.  Pretty soon you'll be looking for a new e-mail address because that one will be useless, with the amount of spam it will receive.

          The funny thing is, your spam blocker would probably block any kind of winner notification, even if you did happen to win something!

           

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