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# 206041 7-Dec-2016 16:17
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I opened a lotto account a couple weeks ago in order to see the must win results. Since then I have been barraged with emails pushing me to gamble more. I unsubscribed but that didn't make any difference. Yesterday I received an email screaming that 'this Saturday's draw is a special one' and today I was urged to 'give it a go, Rikki'.


What happened to responsible gambling? I find this kind of thing excessive and unacceptable from an organisation that is supposed to be about charity and responsible behaviour. How can this possibly be justified with the very real problems of gambling addiction that receive so much publicity?


I just unsubscribed again. It will be interesting to see how long it lasts this time. But unsolicited emails urging people to 'give it a go' hardly strike me as a responsible attitude in the face of the very real problem of gambling addiction.


For the record, I only ever buy lotto tickets for must win draws. What the hell? It improves the odds slightly. But this kind of crap I do not value or appreciate. There is a big difference between having a flutter and being pushed into compulsive gambling. I think this is disgusting.


Edit: I forgot to mention that all this joy is coming from an outfit called Is this a new 'let's push them into debt' organisation? I don't remember them from the last time I visited lotto. Whoever they are, they have no business here. Lotto is supposed to be fun and charitable. This feels more like Las Vegas. No doubt this is an America operation. 



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  # 1684292 7-Dec-2016 21:35
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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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  # 1686719 12-Dec-2016 21:03
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Good Lord @Rikkitic! How old are you? It seems that every other day I check here there is a new cloud you are yelling at. Lotto will send you e-mail until you unsubscribe. Make sure you do this from your account online so you catch them all. If you still receive them then contact Lotto to let them know. This isn't tough to figure out on your own and there is nothing wrong with Lotto in this instance and everything wrong with you failing to configure your e-mail preferences correctly.

FWIW I am also SURE I'm unsubscribed, and I'm still receiving the emails.

I have sent then a message via their "contact us" option and i will also be lodging a complaint with DIA.

Location: Dunedin


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