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Bananalotto.co.uk is one of the few lottery style sites on the web that I stay loyal too. Offering a top prize of one million pounds I am prepared to spend a few minutes of my time each day in an attempt to do the impossible.
The great thing about bananalotto is that it's so simple to play. When you first log on a bright green and yellow screen greets you and the button to register is clearly marked.
Clicking on this takes you through to the registration process. In line with the game this is an easy process. You have to give the usual details; name, address, date of birth and then answer a few profile questions about your interests, job, etc. The questions are not too personal and the whole registration process takes about five minutes. This only ever has to be done the first time you enter the site and if you use the same computer each time it even remembers you - otherwise you need to remember your password (which you make up during the registration process) and keep a copy of a unique number, which is sent on an email and trust me keep it safe because it's far too long to remember.
**Playing the game**
Once registered it will take you to the game stage, if you've already registered you need to go to the site and login in so that the play button appears.
The basic concept of the game is that you pick six numbers and a banana number (like a bonus) from 1 to 49. The screen displays all the numbers and you simply click on them and they highlight. When all six and the banana number have been chosen you have the option to save them - this is especially good if you plan to use the same numbers every time you play as you can select the saved numbers rather than picking them out each time.
The next stage is to confirm the numbers, this sends you to a screen with three adverts for various companies. To validate your game you have to click on one of these banner ad's which sends you to that company site whilst bananalotto send a pop up confirming the numbers you have entered for the draw.
The clicking on the banner ad must be done to ensure validation. The reason for this is that the companies pay bananalotto for each click they receive and this becomes the prize fund. Once the site has been opened you don't even have to read it, and they are not given your details.
A confirmation email is then sent to your inbox stating your chosen numbers for the game.
There is a one draw a day and is always at 5.30pm. You are only allowed one entry per draw.
**How do you win?**
The winning format is simple. Six numbers will be drawn and a banana number, to win you need to:
- Match two numbers from your first 6 (not including banana number) and you get a free 50p voucher for CD-Wow.
- Match three numbers from the first 6 and you receive a free weekend pass to a Fitness First leisure club.
- Match four numbers from the fist 6 and you will receive a cheque for five pounds.
- Match five numbers from the first 6 and you will receive a cheque for fifty pounds.
- Match all six of your original numbers and you win £100,000.
- Match all six AND the banana number and you'll be walking away with a cool £1 million.
**Can you win?**
Bananalotto send out over 1000 cheques per week!!...and have had over one million winners since the game started. Further more four lucky punters have matched six numbers to claim £100,000 cheques but as yet no one has picked up the jackpot.
Personally I am a regular player and have picked up countless free 50p vouchers for CD-Wow (the music web site) and was also lucky enough to win a weekend pass to Fitness First (see op on it). The great thing about these is that the prize is instantly sent via email. In the form of code to be input on CD-Wow and a letter to Fitness First.
Another great thing about this site is that it doesn't send you loads of junk emails or give your details out to loads of companies. They send you confirmation of your selections, confirmation of results and on the odd occasion an advert about e game if you haven't played for a while.
You can also go into the site to check all the past results and they also have a few spin off draws you can enter for free as well.
From the registration process to playing the game, bananalotto is a fun and simple game that could win you money. There are big jumps from the small prizes to the main two but for just a few minutes of your time each day it is well worth it. Good luck and I want a share if you win...!
I had almost completely forgotten about this site - even though I did win £5 and a couple of 50p prizes when it first started up. Maybe it is time for a reunion.
Mayrad 20.01.2004 20:04
I used to play this like 5 years ago...maybe I'll start playing it again!
The chance of winning the jackpot is pretty small though, since you have to match 7 numbers....the National Lottery jackpot is to match 'only' 6 numbers.
Unicorn76 09.01.2004 20:44
Will have to give this one a look thank you for sharing this with us all. *Unicorn*