Lottery Guy

OSA Lotteries Rip-Off..?

December 12th, 2008   ·   Read 11 Comments...

OSA Lotteries Rip Off?Have you ever used a company called ‘OSA Lotteries’?

(I think the OSA stands for ‘Overseas Subscribers Agents’ or something similar)

Because Elaine, a subscriber to my lottery tips newsletter, asked me if they are any good.

Now I know they sell lottery tickets online for lotteries all over the world, and apparently do a lot of postal mailings too.

I’ve personally never used them, but I’m very interested to hear your experiences – because when I looked today…

I Was SHOCKED At The Prices They Charge!

Now Elaine was asking about the massively popular El Gordo Christmas lottery. This is the one that all of Spain go absolutely nuts about – mainly because it has the most ridiculously big prize pool you will have ever seen. I mean, what other lottery in the world has a prize pot of 2.3 BILLION!

The draw date is coming up fast on 22nd December, and tickets supplies are strictly limited for this draw.

So I checked out what OSA Lotteries are charging. And as I said, I was truly shocked. These guys are charging SEVEN TIMES the normal ticket price for their El Gordo lottery groups. No, really! (And their groups are 100 in size – which is too big).

Don’t get me wrong – it’s absolutely fair and necessary to charge extra.

Because there is a lot of admin and other overheads involved in running a lottery group, sourcing the tickets from Spain, checking results, claiming and distributing winnings. Clearly all this costs money.

But then why is it ‘OSA Lotteries’ that the e-Lottery syndicate people can do it all for a lot less than half of what you are charging..?

My advice to Elaine, stuff OSA, grab a place with e-Lottery before they sell out. (That’s what I just did. And if you want a piece of crazy Spanish fun, you’ll do the same)

So what do you think of OSA Lotteries? Have you ever used them? What did they charge, and for how many tickets and what size group?

Categories: El Gordo · Lottery Questions

11 Comments so far ↓

  • marita werkland

    Hi. About OSA lottery. I have played a few times and never won, except one time. I did get the check for the amount sent to Norway. No problem at all. But yes, the prices are horrible, so I don’t use them any more.
    Regards
    Marita W

  • John A

    I have used this OSA site for some time. I also was bothered about their steep Prices. So I asked them why!

    Apparently:
    1. Tickets are personally picked up by a local Agent.. who gets paid!
    2. Tickets are scanned, with your name on each ticket. Emailed to you. They also get paid!
    3. When you win, an email is sent asking how you’d like your winnings (Deposit or Cashiers Check).
    There is No fee taken from your Winnings !

    My feelings are:
    1. If you can’t afford it, don’t play!
    2. Take a trip to Spain. Pick up your own lottery tickets!
    3. Stop taking the Kids lunch money so you can Gamble!

  • pearl

    I don’t know, but I know I won the dream jumbo and so did my friend, but they are not looking at our draws. They say we lost, I know for a fact that’s BS.

  • Ann

    I also used them for a while, but paid out far more than I ever got back. It’s true I received the two cheques with my meagre winnings, but I haven’t used them again.

  • Reuben Kirwa Kirau

    People from Africa are not allowed to participate in OSA lottery, true or false?

  • Lottery-Guy.com

    No idea Reuben, but if you read any of the above, why on earth would you want to play with OSA?!

  • pearl quintal

    Yes OSA is a big rip off, we never won, they are so full off bull. Don’t ever play the OSA lotteries they will rip you off, that’s no lie.

  • David C Dillon

    Hi all, I used the OSA. Won once – a piddlin amount.

    I played the SuperEna Lotto, and spent over £100.00,not a penny win. Realised it was a big con. I play no more, will try this one and see what happens, mac.

  • Mike

    I’ve had an OSA account for some years now. I understand that it is a lottery, but the group play does give me a win every so often. I don’t mind rolling the dice with them. They’ve delivered before and I expect them to deliver again. Keeping my fingers crossed for the win

  • David Seremba

    Dear Customer Service for Australian Lottery
    service @osalotteries.com
    Thank you for your good services to customers. However, I understand that I won a Prize in the 2ND Category, with my ticket number 275296-6453. Draw Date: December 3, 2011
    Could you please send me the details of my winnings, and whom to contact next? Send it to: E-mail @yahoo.com ( Use the Subject, ” WIN WIN Lottery” this will help me to pick it out from my junk -mail as it is your first time to contact me.
    Thank you so much for your time,
    Truly,
    David Seremba of

    San Jose, CA 95136-U.S.A.
    Tel:

    • Lottery-Guy.com

      Er, not sure why you would think a blog post criticising OSA for being extremely expensive would be the best way to get in touch with them..?

Please Leave a Comment Here