I’ve had a couple of people ask me about Xzotto.
A friend recommended it to them, but they wanted to get an expert opinion before spending any money… so can you guess my opinion yet..? 😉
They say it’s a lottery pool. Well, actually they don’t say that, but their members tend to!
The site actually says:-
create a lottery pool that reaches across the street or around the world
Note the vital use of the word ‘create’…
Xzotto Misses The Point By Impressive Margins!
I think somewhere in the design stage sombebody lost the plot.
Here’s what I mean.
As a lottery player I want to win the lottery.
As an enlightened lottery player, I know those junk systems based on analysing past results are a waste of money.
So I’m really looking for a better chance of winning. Cool, that’s the idea of a lottery pool.
So what does Xzotto offer?
You join for free. You buy your lottery tickets through them at normal price. You don’t get any pooling of tickets. You only get to keep 50% of your winnings.
Seriously. No increase to your chances of winning, and you lose half your winnings.
That is what you really get, I’ve checked with them!
But that’s not a lotto pool?
Yeah, I know!
It’s also WORSE than buying a ticket at your local store.
YEAH, I KNOW!
So What’s All This Monthly Subscription Stuff About Then?
In short – it’s one of those business opportunity things. You pay US$25 per month for the ‘Team Management Software’.
Yes, US$300 per year. Forever.
And yes, this sounds an awful lot like just the software needed to run the business opportunity itself…
You still don’t get any lottery tickets or pooling for that. But you do get US$5 a month for all the other people you get to subscribe to the software.
And if the people you introduce, and the people they introduce also buy tickets – note the ‘IF’ – then you get to keep some of their winnings.
But That Sucks Too, Doesn’t It!?
Suck Reason 1
US$25 per month (forever) is a lot to pay for ANY software. Even Microsoft failed to sell subscriptions to it’s full blown Office software at only US$69 per YEAR. And if you really want software to manage a lottery pool, use a spreadsheet, free!
Suck Reason 2
It’s still not a lottery pool. You have to build your own pool by introducing other people. If you wanted to do that, why bother with Xzotto?
So Why Join?
Xzotto has generated a few thousand members. No, I don’t how either.
I suspect they have all been sucked in by the premise of ‘making a quick buck’, so the lottery side is totally irrelevant to them. They could be subscribing to a Zac Efron fan club for all they care.
But if any Xzotto players can explain why Suck Reasons 1 and 2 are wrong, please do comment below.
Seriously. Open debate. But please don’t just say “I hate you, you don’t understand” like a sullen teenager.
Do you think you get value for money? Is the software genuinely of value, and worth that much? Or is it just acceptable losses until you find enough other people you want to put in the same position… (house of cards style)!?