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Winning Together

4 young children in a group hug with smiling faces.Is winning something that we can successfully do together?

Inspired by the newly found knowledge that 1 in 5 jackpot wins are by syndicates, I’ve been looking at the concept of winning together. I’ve joined forces with Lotto Social, who have kindly allowed me to share an amazing offer with my readers. Before I go into the details, however, the concept of Lotto Social has inspired me to look at whether “winning together” is something that would translate into the comping world. After all, whether it’s lotteries or competitions, the goal is the same, we all just want to win!

sharing winnings with others

The idea of winning together is not a new one for me. My Nan has been an avid comper for many years, so comping is in my blood.  For as far back as I can remember, she’s bought the same magazines every single week, just for the competitions section. She spends hours completing the various puzzles and posting the little slips away each week, in the hope of bettering the lives of herself and her family.

As a child and even now, in my 30s, whenever I visit my Nan, she will always have a post-it note tucked away with a list of comping questions she needs help with. In reward, she promises to split the prizes with me. I love this idea of grouping together comping efforts and sharing prizes. I feel that it could potentially work well in the wider comping community, providing it’s easily shareable cash prizes on offer. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this in the comments, as it’s something I would seriously look at setting up for the Prize Warriors group, if I had enough interest.

How I discovered syndication

Perhaps the most common form of prize sharing is syndication. I’ve always thought the idea of lottery syndication is genius. It’s a simple but effective idea, more players equals more tickets purchased. More tickets purchased equals more chances to win. The jackpot is so ridiculously high for lotteries, that sharing winnings has never been a worry to me!

I first came to syndication in my late teens, whilst working in a factory painting police helmet plates. Each department where I worked ran a small syndicate, with 20-50 members, organised by an overly enthusiastic colleague.Being me, I joined up willingly and actually had a couple of wins too! It never amounted to much once divided into 50 of course, but any winnings were always a very welcome bonus to minimum wage. It was really exciting winning with a group of people, as the atmosphere was great and we’d often go out together and spend the winnings (usually in the pub!) The possibility of winning big together felt nice, it was a buzz and I certainly miss that.

Lotto Social Advetrt with sunny beach scene

How do Lotto Social help you to win together?

Lotto Social are a site that offer the opportunity for its members to join an online National Lottery syndicate. As someone who is always looking to up my chances of winning at everything, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to have a go, especially with their amazing sign up offer.

They have kindly allowed me to share this offer with my readers, just click on this link to take advantage. This gives you 10 lines in your first draw for just £1. They also currently have an additional bonus offer, I’m not sure how long for, but it worked for me. Just click the green pop up bubble on registration and for the same £1 you get:

  • 10 EuroMillions lines
  • 10 UK Millionaire Maker entries
  • 5 FREE Instant win games – win up to £7k! (I actually got 10 free instant wins!)
  • 90 Days No Win, Money Back Guarantee

Following this offer, you can choose to continue your membership for £5 per week, which will give you 10 lines in the draw on both Tuesdays and Fridays, or you can cancel any time you like. Another nice option they have is that they offer winnings as bonus funds. Bonus funds are offered at 4 times the value of the win and can be used to purchase more lottery tickets. I think this is a very attractive offer for small wins of a few pounds.

For me it was a no brainer to at least give the first week a try! For less than the price of a 1st class stamp, that’s a really good amount of chances to win. I’ll update you on how I got on once the draws are made! Please remember that you must be 16+ to become a member.

A screen shot from Lotto Social demonstrating the syndicate
Here’s my first syndicate allocation. Wish me luck!!

Free Instant Win Games

I was also lucky enough to get 10 free turns on some of the instant win games they have available. The instant win games offer further opportunities to win cash, however, unlike some simple win or lose games, these also give you the opportunity to collect points. If you win points instead of cash, these can then be redeemed against other instant win games. My 10 free turns actually turned into 2800 points, which is quite a few free games, all of which give you the chance to win real cash. At the moment I’m popping into my account every day for 5 minutes or so to play through some points. I haven’t won any cash yet, but I do win back a lot of points, so it seems that you will have plenty of opportunity to win for free!

An example of one of the instant win games available on Lotto Social
Here is one of the free games I was awarded with my sign up offer. Following my 8 free spins, I ended up with 2800 additional points to redeem against other games!

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Giving back whilst you win

This was another attractive benefit of Lotto Social for me. I am not by any means a wealthy woman, but I do love to find any way that I can to give to those less fortunate than myself. Lotto Social actually gives back a percentage of their profits to community based charities. November’s proceeds went to youth homelessness and anti-bullying charities, both very worthy causes. What’s more, as a member, you get a chance to help decide where this money is directed each month. This is a great way to help improve the lives of other, whilst trying to improve your own. So, I guess it’s also a form of ‘winning together’.

A picture of people jumping up together on a beach in the sunset
Good luck!

Please note: There are affiliate links on this page, this means that I get a small fee if you purchase a membership via my link. This does not cost you any extra and it allows me to continue to run my blog. Thanks for your understanding.

27 thoughts on “Winning Together”

  1. This is so fascinating and I really enjoyed learning about it so thanks for the post! 🙂

  2. Sounds like an interesting site, i used to be in a syndicate years ago

  3. Enjoying reading your posts, I have come back to comping after a long break and having lots of fun! I like the idea of working together x

  4. Wow I’m so flattered to hear that, thank you so much! I’ve been a fan of your blog for a long time, so I can’t believe that you would be reading mine. Fangirl moment! Glad you’re enjoying getting back into comping x

  5. I love reading through your posts, I love comping and I love giving to others too, In fact I have been ever so lucky this year I have managed to donate to my local food bank and I made up 18 pet boxes for our local rescue centre.

  6. Thank you Lindsey! What a lovely idea to donate prizes. I think I will actually make an attempt to win donatable prizes next year, as I can’t always afford to give a lot to charity and that’s a brilliant way to do it.

  7. Interesting article, definitely having a mooch at the lotto – Merry Christmas

  8. Great article, I love winning prizes for my Family and friends, and sharing some of the love

  9. I didn’t realise that loto social was a syndicate. working together probably is worth it as something is better than nothing

  10. I’m not convinced really, never been a gambler in way or form.

  11. Interesting reading reading, I enjoy comping and the thrill of winning even a small prize!

  12. Love the idea of helping each other. Love good comping katma. Thanks for the post.

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