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  # 1684268 7-Dec-2016 20:33
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Rikkitic:

 

I don't want to post links to the emails here because my address is on them but if anyone insists on seeing them, PM me and I will send them to you. The one from yesterday proclaimed that Saturday's draw was a special one, presumably because it supports Kaikoura, the one from today addressed me by name and exhorted me to 'give it a go'. These are after I previously unsubscribed to all emails on the web site. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some companies can take a week or longer to remove you from mailing lists I have found.


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  # 1684290 7-Dec-2016 21:26
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Someone who knows someone who knows about it was telling me the average yearly spend required to actually win anything at all is much much higher than it used to be. Lots of different 'products' etc.

The implication was it would be better for the average players if it was structured differently.

I find the 'excitement' type marketing and the creation of different 'products' of this 'game' is more than a a bit dystopian.

 
 
 
 




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  # 1684292 7-Dec-2016 21:35
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freitasm:

 

Talk about overreaction. I have been using Lotto online for many years - since they started offering it online actually - and never received an email. 

 

Ubiquity is an email service. You comment "they have no business here" is another overreaction. Don't shoot the messenger.

 

Click the unsubscribe button - this will remove you from the Ubiquity database. To be double sure, login to Lotto and check your profile to make sure there is not other email type you are subscribed to.

 

 

I already did these things before I received the emails. That is why I overreacted. I have now done them again and also double-checked that I am not subscribed to anything else. I'll let you know if I receive another one.

 

 





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  # 1684347 7-Dec-2016 22:48
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I recently got spam from lotto, this is at least the second time I've completely unsubscribed since closing my account a year or two ago.

Yeah, it's really not on. I tend to cuss out companies that do this, no idea if they ever read those emails. I'm hoping they do it enough to get globally spam filtered at google etc.

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  # 1684358 7-Dec-2016 23:20
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Not sure I like thread headings like this one...


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  # 1684376 8-Dec-2016 06:57
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Ubiquity is a direct marketing company that a number of companies use.

 

I too am not impressed with Lottos handling of email communications 

 

Despite the fact I selected to not receive any promotion / marketing emails

 

I get on average three a month or more

 

and their unsubscribe does not work but my delete all mylotto.co.nz rule in the email filter does...

 

Its a shame companies can't get their act together


 
 
 
 


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  # 1684540 8-Dec-2016 11:59
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Rikkitic:

 

I opened a lotto account a couple weeks ago in order to see the must win results.

 

 

 

I believe this is the cause of your "issue".


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  # 1684577 8-Dec-2016 12:40
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Rikkitic:

 

freitasm:

 

Talk about overreaction. I have been using Lotto online for many years - since they started offering it online actually - and never received an email. 

 

Ubiquity is an email service. You comment "they have no business here" is another overreaction. Don't shoot the messenger.

 

Click the unsubscribe button - this will remove you from the Ubiquity database. To be double sure, login to Lotto and check your profile to make sure there is not other email type you are subscribed to.

 

 

I already did these things before I received the emails. That is why I overreacted. I have now done them again and also double-checked that I am not subscribed to anything else. I'll let you know if I receive another one.

 

 

 

 

Why don't you let Lotto know? Telling everyone here isn't going to solve your problem.

 

If they don't remove you from bulk mailing lists, I believe they are in contravention of some law (maybe not a law?)




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  # 1684609 8-Dec-2016 13:12
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Satch:

 

Rikkitic:

 

I opened a lotto account a couple weeks ago in order to see the must win results.

 

 

 

I believe this is the cause of your "issue".

 

 

I opened the account for a specific purpose. I then immediately unticked all the boxes on the site so I wouldn't receive any emails. I was annoyed when this was ignored, and double annoyed by the tone of the second email pressuring me to 'give it a go'. I assume all the public service announcements on TV about problem gambling are there for a reason.

 

 





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  # 1684613 8-Dec-2016 13:16
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trig42:

 

Why don't you let Lotto know? Telling everyone here isn't going to solve your problem.

 

If they don't remove you from bulk mailing lists, I believe they are in contravention of some law (maybe not a law?)

 

 

If it happens again I will let them know, and the appropriate authorities as well. I was surprised and angry that it happened even once, for exactly the reason you cite. Lots of posts on GZ are about businesses and organisations that get things wrong, and the irritation this causes. I don't think mine was misplaced though I agree I could have worded the title better. Like I said, I was surprised and angry.

 

 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  # 1684633 8-Dec-2016 13:40
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freitasm: I won $34 in tonight's game...

 

That's enough for a geekzone subscription. Whatchoo gonna do with the remaining $9? tongue-out


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  # 1685284 9-Dec-2016 13:39
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Relevant, just received:

 

 

Playing Lotto just became even more convenient, with Lotto NZ launching a brand new App that gives players the ability to buy and check their favourite tickets on the go. 

 

“Lotto NZ’s original ticket-checker app has been in the market since 2014,” said Ben Coney, Lotto NZ’s Chief Innovation and Technology Officer. 

 

“It’s already been downloaded over half a million times and is used to scan around a million tickets a month – and now it’s getting even better.” 

 

The new Lotto NZ App allows players to login to their MyLotto account, purchase Lotto, Powerball and Strike tickets, check Lotto draw results and watch a virtual draw for Lotto tickets bought through MyLotto. 

 

The updated Lotto NZ App is the latest in a series of digital innovations for Lotto players and follows on from the recent success of the text to play service, which now has more than 5,000 registered users since its launch in July. 

 

“We want our players to be able to play their favourite games where and when it suits them best – it’s all about convenience,” said Mr Coney. 

 

“Players can already buy tickets online at MyLotto or with a quick text through our text service and now we’ve added another way for Kiwis to use their phone to buy their ticket – simply by opening the App. 

 

“The new App includes the features players loved from the original App, including being able to check paper tickets and find their nearest Lotto store, along with great new features that make the App even more convenient.”

 





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  # 1685333 9-Dec-2016 14:18
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freitasm:

 

Relevant, just received:

 

 

Playing Lotto just became even more convenient, with Lotto NZ launching a brand new App that gives players the ability to buy and check their favourite tickets on the go. 

 

“Lotto NZ’s original ticket-checker app has been in the market since 2014,” said Ben Coney, Lotto NZ’s Chief Innovation and Technology Officer. 

 

“It’s already been downloaded over half a million times and is used to scan around a million tickets a month – and now it’s getting even better.” 

 

The new Lotto NZ App allows players to login to their MyLotto account, purchase Lotto, Powerball and Strike tickets, check Lotto draw results and watch a virtual draw for Lotto tickets bought through MyLotto. 

 

The updated Lotto NZ App is the latest in a series of digital innovations for Lotto players and follows on from the recent success of the text to play service, which now has more than 5,000 registered users since its launch in July. 

 

“We want our players to be able to play their favourite games where and when it suits them best – it’s all about convenience,” said Mr Coney. 

 

“Players can already buy tickets online at MyLotto or with a quick text through our text service and now we’ve added another way for Kiwis to use their phone to buy their ticket – simply by opening the App. 

 

“The new App includes the features players loved from the original App, including being able to check paper tickets and find their nearest Lotto store, along with great new features that make the App even more convenient.”

 

 

 

Just downloaded this to have a look. If you don't allow the app access to your location, it won't work at all. If you have an app that can buy the tickets, why would you use said app to direct you to your nearest Lotto store? And regardless, I will never use that feature and don't like giving apps more access than they actually need.

 

EDIT: It says it has to do this to conform to Apples terms and conditions as the app is only allowed to be used in NZ.


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  # 1685351 9-Dec-2016 15:06
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Paul1977:

 

Just downloaded this to have a look. If you don't allow the app access to your location, it won't work at all. If you have an app that can buy the tickets, why would you use said app to direct you to your nearest Lotto store? And regardless, I will never use that feature and don't like giving apps more access than they actually need.

 

EDIT: It says it has to do this to conform to Apples terms and conditions as the app is only allowed to be used in NZ.

 

 

Could be worse. Check out the installation instructions for a Lotto app for our cuzzies over the ditch. 


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