Difference between revisions of "BitLotto"
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site does mention that sending bitcoins from an [[eWallet]] "could" cause the winnings "to go to the wrong person", that mention only appears "the longer and complete details".
The proper way to communicate might be to show: <font style="color:red">DO NOT USE AN [[EWallet|EWALLET]] TO SEND BITCOINS TO BITLOTTO</font>
Most other [[:Category:Gambling|gambling]] sites that use bitcoin properly require the user to provide a Bitcoin Address for payouts.
Revision as of 05:28, 14 April 2011
A lottery style gambling site with 99% payout of a monthly jackpot to an almost always sole winner. Because of this, the odds of winning the lottery are approx 1 out of the total jackpot size.
The winning selection of lottery numbers for determining the winner or winners are the results of the Western Canada Lottery Corporation draw. The website mentions that if it's feasible and secure, the random numbers may come from the Bitcoin network itself in the future.
The Bitcoin transaction hash of the 1 BTC purchase is used as the "pick" and to see who sent it, and therefore know where the winnings should go. The algorithm for converting the winning lotto numbers to the characters in the entrant's Bitcoin transaction hash is documented on BitLotto's site.
When a winner is paid, the funds are sent to the Bitcoin address that bought the winning entry. It will not work if the user buys the ticket using an eWallet shared Bitcoin service where the user logs into an Bitcoin account over the internet. The site clearly states many times, that as long as the user buys the ticket using Bitcoin software running on their own computer, they will not run into a problem.
The service was launched on April 6th, 2011.
The site does mention that sending bitcoins from an eWallet "could" cause the winnings "to go to the wrong person", however that mention only appears under "the longer and complete details".
The proper way to communicate this might be to show: DO NOT USE AN EWALLET TO SEND BITCOINS TO BITLOTTO
Most other gambling sites that use bitcoin properly require the user to provide a Bitcoin Address for payouts.