This is how Canadians can enter Friday's massive $540 million USD jackpot

Oct 19 2018, 7:58 pm

If you’re feeling lucky today, you may want to try your hand at entering one of the biggest jackpots in US history.

The US Mega Millions jackpot is $540 million and Canadians can enter to win.

Here’s what to do if you’re looking to win the jackpot.

1. You can travel to the US to buy a Mega Millions ticket: All visitors to the US are permitted to purchase a ticket and do not have to be US residents. According to Mega-Millions, “visitors to the United States are always welcome to purchase tickets for our game from an American lottery retailer while they are visiting this country; you do not need to be a resident to win.”

2. Buy your tickets through an online agent: If you can’t make it down to the US, you can purchase tickets through a third-party seller like The website allows lotto-players to enter in over 45 of the world’s biggest draws. The website does not take commissions from winners.

If you are looking to enter the Mega Millions jackpot, the deadline is to get your numbers in is Friday, October 19, at 11 pm ET.

Those who are interested in another lotto draw still have time to enter the Lotto Max lottery. This Friday’s jackpot stands at an estimated $60 million with 53 Maxmillion prizes available to be won. The draw will take place at 7:30 pm PST on Friday.

Note: Daily Hive is not in any way promoting gambling or participating in lotteries. For those that do choose to participate, remember to play safely and know your limit. 

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