The US Powerball lottery jackpot had no winners and that means the door is still open for a first ever win by a Canadian.
The Powerball jackpot now stands more than $850 million CAD according to currency conversion calculators ($700 million USD). At this pace, the Powerball could soon break its own world-record and award a prize higher than the mammoth $2.1 billion CAD jackpot that stunned the world back in January 2016.
According to the official Powerball website, Canadians can “purchase a Powerball ticket…play the game and…collect prizes.” The website clearly states: “You do not have to be a [US] citizen or a resident to play the game.”
Canadians attracted by this amazing jackpot don’t have to cross the border if they want to play to win the exploding Powerball jackpot. They can play from the comfort of their homes.
So how can Canadians play?
The easy solution is using the services of theLotter, the leading online ticket purchasing company. Local agents in the US buy official lotto tickets on behalf of customers from around the world. The website charges you a transaction fee and in return you get a scan of any ticket bought before the draw.
And no, commissions aren’t taken from winning tickets.
The system works – as can be seen from this story about a man from Iraq who won an $8.3 million CAD jackpot in Oregon – all without leaving home.
Iraqi wins Oregon Megabucks jackpot without leaving Baghdad
Baghdad resident M.M. had been playing lotteries at theLotter for only a few months when he decided to take a chance at winning the $6.4 million USD ($8.3 million CAD) Oregon Megabucks jackpot in August 2015. Shortly after the draw took place, he received a call from a customer service representative at theLotter informing him of his amazing jackpot win.
“I was in shock,” he said.
The Iraqi’s lottery win was such a unique story that it was reported in the New York Times, the Daily Mail, NBC, CNN, and the Associated Press. All publications noted that it was perfectly legal for foreigners to win American lottery prizes by purchasing official tickets online at theLotter.
Canadians win Powerball prizes at theLotter
Like thousands of other Canadians, P. from Quebec started playing lottery online with theLotter when the US Powerball offered its record jackpot. Luckily for P., he continued playing Powerball in the following weeks and ended up winning the $1 million second division prize in the draw on February 27, 2016.
“We’re in Canada and it is hard to buy tickets from the States,” P. said, noting that he was extremely pleased that he had discovered theLotter.
Powerball once again has a massive jackpot
Players are impressed by how easy it is to purchase official lottery tickets online and they have come to trust the purchasing services of theLotter. Over the years, theLotter has paid out over $58 million in prizes to more than three million winners from across the globe. Players can purchase tickets to the world’s biggest lotteries, including the Mega Million, EuroMillions, the Italian SuperEnalotto, the EuroJackpot and more.
With the Powerball jackpot currently sitting at $700 million USD, the largest lottery prize since the world-record was set in January 2016, Canada’s avid lottery players undoubtedly share dreams of lottery riches.