Monday, 13 December 2010

Christmas eve's Euro-millions millionaire raffle. 25 guaranteed winning tickets.

With less than two weeks to go until Christmas. There is one thing you cant forget is the Euro-millions draw that is guaranteeing 25 winners the prize fund of £1 million pounds sterling in the millionaire raffle. If there is any lotto game to play this year, this is it.

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Sunday, 12 December 2010

VWD and the e-lottery cease trading.

I received a email a couple of days ago about VWD and the e-lottery. Could not believe it's content, after a search around the Internet and VWD forum it would appear the VWD have ceased to trade. Reasons of this is uncertain. I am totally gutted, I loved this company from the structure of it's games to the care and support to players and affiliates alike. Lets hope this company resolves it's problems and starts trading again.

The problem now is that much of the content on this blog is irrelevant to my disappointment. But with most things in life, you have just got to get up and get on with it. I have decided to keep this blog alive. I will keep writing articles about lottery products but also try and bring you some great online games with tips in the form of articles as before. I will explain how online games are played and where to play them.

Your Chance to Win now has it's own URL. It will still have it's blog-spot URL but also now can be searched as:-  

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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

The E-Lottery Now pays there Player and Affiliates by BACS

As of first of november 2010 Virtual World Direct's E-lottery WIll pay there Players and affiliates by the highly recognised BACS system. To you and me this means that payments for prizes and affiliate commisions will be payed into your UK bank account. Whats more is This can be done streight from any players or affilliates e-wallet in their back office when logged into their account. This process can be completed between 3 to a maximum of 13 days depending on date of request.

This method of payment has been the heart of payments in industry for many many years. Last year alone this payment method tranferred over 5.6 billion payments with a value of £3.83 trillion GBP.

The e-lottery/VWD will submit a "BACS" request once a week, normally on a friday. Once this request has been made it wil take three working days to arrive in your submitted bank account.

This facility is only available for direct credit payments only. Members cannot pay for there syndicate payments with this method.

Heres the advantage of BACS over cheque payment.
  • No waiting for the cheque to arrive in the post.
  • No travelling and queing to pay the cheque into the bank.
  • More importantly, no waiting for the cheque to clear.

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Thursday, 18 November 2010

Winning the Lottery, Here's a Few Things You Need to Do and Know Before You Win.

Everybody thinks that winning the lottery is the answer to all there problems, But like most things in life there are obstacles. This article will try to address some of the problems.

It sounds really daft when you think that winning the lottery could cause you problems. There are a few things you need to know that will help save you money and grief.

There can be many problems when it comes to winning the lottery or any other huge competition that involves life changing amounts of money. Below are some things you may not know.

Syndicate wins.

Everyone knows that syndicates increase the chances of winning the lottery. But have you signed a syndicate agreement form? It sounds really silly and boring but who's to say you are in the syndicate? A "gentleman's agreement" is a big no no! Your agreement needs to contain vital information with names, signatures, name and address of ticket purchaser and lottery ticket numbers. with this agreement no one can take your winning lottery prize.
Inheritance tax.

You probably think that a lotto win isn't taxable, well your kind of right. But if you are in a syndicate and/or the name/company/group of the syndicate has no agreement the winning prize cheque would be paid to "Joe Bloggs" and this well trusted person pays the other members of the syndicate there correct share. What could be wrong with that. This money has now become taxable because it has become a gift from "Joe Bloggs" to his/her friends and not a prize making the monies eligible to inheritance tax. To avoid this, create a syndicate agreement and have the prize fund payed to the syndicate and not an individual. I hope you can now see how important these agreements are. Same applies to couples, what ever you do have the cheque paid to each other that way you will not have to pay any unforeseen taxes.

By all means you will want to help your loved ones out but it may sound "tight" but don't give money as large gifts. Ask them what they would like or find out from others and buy the gift for them. this again avoids nasty taxes and problems.

This ones up to you. You are always going to get some of this. My advice is treat everyone the same and don't bring attention to yourself.

You may not of thought of these problems but hopefully this short article will help you if you are ever lucky enough to win a life changing amount of money.

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Monday, 8 November 2010

10 winning Millionaire Raffle tickets this Friday with Euro millions.

This Friday is the euro millions millionaire raffle with a difference. Each UK Euro millions ticket purchased for this draw will have the inclusive raffle ticket number as normal, But this draw guarantees 10 UK millionaire raffle ticket winners. If you don't already play Euro millions, this is the one to play. Dont forget to buy your ticket.

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Friday, 8 October 2010

El Gordo Agents, Why You Should Buy Your El Gordo Tickets From Virtual World Direct.

The El gordo is europe's biggest lottery, but playing outside of Spain can become difficult. Virtual World Direct (VWD) are selling agents and allow players to buy tickest online with a difference. Here's 5 reasons why you should use them as your el gordo agent.

Tickets are available to buy on-line for £20 with almost instant notification of you ticket numbers. This includes a share of 10 decimo tickets, which equates to £2 per decimo. A normal ticket would cost you 20 euros per decimo, a massive saving. Each decimo can win up to seven times.

Syndicate placement guarantees you to win at least one cash prize because of how there syndicate method works. This system was tested in VWD's 2009 el-gordo syndicate draw. every syndicate won a prize.

As a member of the United kingdom Lotteries Council with over 200.000 players using VWD's services since 2002 to 2010. Maintaining a very satisfied and loyal player base, there only aim is to provide improved odds of winning and sharing prizes through there clever syndicates like el gordo.

VWD purchase your tickets then send you email confirmation of your el gordo syndicate ticket numbers. Then after the draw they will send you the official results, check your tickets, then send you a statement of your winnings including a breakdown with your share winnings. this is then placed in your e-wallet that can be withdrawn via cheque, or paid into other online payment accounts.

Virtual world direct are always in addition to this running free entry to major competitions to win supperb prizes. Like a brand new BMW Mini as they did in the 2009 and 2010 el godo draw.
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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

The El Gordo Spanish Super Draw, Here's 9 Facts and Reasons Why You Should Play.

The el-gordo Spanish super draw is Europe's biggest lottery draw. here are some facts and reasons why you should play.

  • There is one great thing about massive super draws like the el-gordo. this is that it doesn't matter where you live, so if you are for example living in America, you can play the Spanish el-gordo super-draw.
  • The el-gordo draw is the biggest Spanish lottery draw and is only drawn once every year near Christmas time.
  • This massive lottery gives you the chance to win a share of a jackpot pool of approximately 3 billion euros.
  • Some of the larger prizes include, 195 jackpot prizes of 3 million euros. 195 second prizes of 1 million euros. 345,930 sixth prizes and about 2.6 million other cash prizes.
  • A entire ticket costs 200 euros. This may be too expensive for most prospective players so the tickets are usually sold as tenths called décimos. A décimo, or the 1st fraction out of ten is available at the price of 20 euros. This reduces the payout to 10% of the published prize.
  • 70% of funded ticket revenue is returned to winning tickets holders. This is 20% more than any other European lotteries that will only pay out a maximum of 50% of funded ticket revenue.
  • There is only 1million el gordo tickets printed
  • 1 in 3 tickets win a prize, i cant think of any other lottery that offers such goods odds of winning a lottery prize.
  • All winning ticket holders receive there winnings in full, free of any government tax.
The obvious problem with playing the el-gordo is obtaining tickets outside of Spain. There is a simple solution as there are many agents that sell tickets online. some of these agents also offer the benefit of joining a syndicate.

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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Euro Millions Lottery events you must play!

Euro millions have announced the date of the Mega Euro millions Draw that will be drawn on the 1st October 2010 with a prize fund of £82 million pounds. They also have some great upcoming events that will make many millionaires from the Millionaire raffle.  There will be two super raffles, the first will be drawn November 12Th. This Raffle will create 10 guaranteed UK millionaires. The second Millionaire raffle drawn 24Th December (Christmas eve) will create 25 guaranteed UK millionaires, this is a world record.

For those that don't know about the new Millionaire raffle. Every euro millions ticket purchased comes with an inclusive raffle number. If your raffle ticket is selected, you win the £1 million pound prize.

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Saturday, 11 September 2010

The United Kingdoms Lotteries, What They Are and How to Play Them.

There are now about five different games that you can play with the Lottery in the United Kingdom. Here is a short description about them and how they are played.

Lotto. Lotto can be Played Wednesday and/or Saturday. Players choose six numbers from 1 to 49. These can not be selected twice on one line. Prizes are won by matching three or more numbers, with prizes ranging from £10 by matching three balls. All the way up to the jackpot of millions of pounds depending on prize fund when matching all six numbers.

Daily play. This is very similar to the lotto draw but it played and drawn daily from monday to saturday with a capped prize fund of £30.000. select seven numbers from 1 to 27. you must match a minimum of 4 numbers to win a prize. Best of all if you fail to match any numbers you will get a lucky dip in the next draw.

Euro Millions. This is Europe's biggest ever jackpot lottery game. Simply select 5 numbers from 1 to 50 and 2 Lucky Stars numbers from 1 to 9. This draw normally takes place every Friday evening in Paris. 5 main balls are drawn along with 2 Lucky Star numbers. You need to match a minimum of three numbers to win a prize, 1 main and 2 Lucky Stars, or 2 main numbers and 1 Lucky Star. Match 5 main numbers and 2 Lucky Stars to win the jackpot. This now also includes the new millionaire raffle where one United Kingdom player will win one million pounds guaranteed.

Thunderball. Simply select five numbers from 1 to 34 and a thunderball from 1 to 14. By matching any amount of numbers in your first selection along with the thunderball will win you a prize. Prizes start at £5.00 with 1 main number and the thunderball, right through to the jackpot of £250,000 by matching all numbers.

Hotpicks. This is a great game that is played along with lotto. All you have to do is decide how many balls you want to match, then you choose the numbers. All you have to do now is match the numbers from the lotto draw. An example of a ticket would be numbers 4, 7,19 on a pick three ticket. if all these three numbers are drawn you would win £450. Hotpicks can be played from two to five numbers, with increasing prizes from more matched numbers. Remember you must match all your selected numbers to win a prize.

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Friday, 3 September 2010

Should I Play the Lotto Or Buy Premium Bonds?

There are times when you will wonder if you should play the lottery or just save the money to buy premium bonds. Of cause these are two very different ways of winning huge life changing amounts of money. Here's some information to help you decide.

We all know that playing the lottery is a form Gambling. It is obviously a well organised and established way to participate in the chance to win life changing amounts of money. The same has to be said about Premium Bonds, except there is no element of gambling involved.

The good thing about the lottery is you can play as and when you want. But if you loose, your stake as gone. I find it's always nice to buy a few tickets every week just for that little chance to win a prize. I would not buy more than ten tickets per week, that's £500 per year.

Premium Bonds on the other hand though, do give you the chance to win up to one million pounds with many other smaller prizes, right down to fifty pounds. The draws are carried out monthly, it doesn't matter if you loose your tickets because the bonds are registered to you, your prize will be sent to your registered home address.

Because these Bonds have to be purchased in one hundred pound blocks, it could be worthwhile using some of your savings to buy tickets every now and again. Please don't think or look at these bonds as an investment. Here's why. I spoke to someone some time back who inherited a large amount and was advised to max out is bond entitlement, he now as many regrets. He considered buying a house for thirty thousand pounds about twenty five years ago when he received his inheritance. That house recently sold for one hundred and twenty thousand pounds. The bonds he bought for £30.000 still as the value of £30.000. These bonds will not make you money, they just give you a safe and secure chance to win life changing amounts of money.

To conclude. The lottery could make you a multi millionaire, it's drawn every week. Premium bonds could make you a millionaire, and drawn monthly with the advantage that you are guaranteed your money back at anytime. Please remember premium bonds or not going to make you money. Only gamble as much as you can afford to loose. If you hate loosing save £100 and buy a block of premium bonds.

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