I've been playing Freelotto for years (for free) and NEVER joined the F.A.S.T. program. All it consists of is playing for you if you don't log on and play for yourself. The promotions you see that state you have won, are VERY carefully worded to make you think you've won a prize. Actually, it's just a way to get you to sign up for F.A.S.T. In this example, notice it says you are guaranteed to be ELIGIBLE IF you submit the winning entry as in:
I am thrilled to bring you this official notice which confirms The Awards Committee's certification of Barbara ##### as a guaranteed (eligible) member. This is not a mistake. (If you submit the winning entry in accordance with the official rules of FreeLotto you are guaranteed a prize award).
You can indeed play for free but they constantly send out inticing letters to make you think you've won something if you join.
As far as the letter people are receiving from various sources (I got it from Freelotto) that states:
"You have been pre-assigned a parcel containing a SONY 61" PROJECTION TV or a bank check for US $2,741.88 made payable to you, You have been pre-assigned a parcel containing a SONY 61" PROJECTION TV or a bank check for US $2,741.88 made payable to you, or other merchandise item as stated below.", again, it doesn't state you won the TV or the $2741.88; it states that you could win those items "OR OTHER MERCHANDISE ITEM AS STATED BELOW".
It also states: "This is not a bill. This is a solicitation. You are under no obligation to pay the amount stated unless you accept its offer." and "
This advertisement is being sent to you from: International Product Register 580 South Research Place Central Islip, NY 11722, USA".
It's only an ad, just like other millions of other ads you see on the Internet trying to get people to spend money with them. It just goes back to the same old thing, if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.