The first weekend of 2018 is looking like a billion dollars.
Two American lotteries are offering incredible jackpot prizes this weekend, and you have a chance to win them – without leaving your home in Canada.
The Powerball jackpot is currently $688 million CAD ($550 million USD) while the Mega Millions jackpot is set at $556 million CAD ($445 million USD). Both jackpots are on the rise.
Powerball set a world record back in January 2016 by awarding a $1.58 billion USD jackpot. And to national delight, Canadians can “purchase a Powerball ticket…play the game and…collect prizes.” The official Powerball website clearly states: “You do not have to be a [US] citizen or a resident to play the game.”
With that being said there’s no need for you to cross the border from Canada into the U.S to take a chance on winning the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots. It’s possible to play from any location simply by purchasing official tickets online through ticket messenger service theLotter.
So how can you play Powerball and Mega Millions from Canada?
Here’s how it works: theLotter’s local agents in the U.S will buy tickets on your behalf. In return, the website charges a transaction fee and you will get a scan of your tickets before the draw. When you win a prize, it’s entirely yours as commissions aren’t taken from winning tickets.
The system works, as can be seen in these stories of three lottery players who won millions without setting foot in the U.S.
1) A woman from Panama who won the $30 million USD Florida Lotto jackpot prize
Despite being retired, Aura D. from Panama had continued working to support her kids. She had only been playing with theLotter for about two months before she scored her big win – the first place prize in the Florida Lotto. Aura was the sole jackpot winner in a July 2017 draw, entitling her to the entire $30 million USD jackpot minus taxes.
2) The Iraqi man who won the Oregon Megabucks jackpot without leaving Baghdad
Baghdad resident M.M. won the $6.4 million USD Oregon Megabucks jackpot in August 2015. This lottery win was such a unique story that it was reported across media outlets like the New York Times, NBC, CNN, and the Associated Press. Each publication noted that it was perfectly legal for foreigners to win American lottery prizes by purchasing official tickets online at theLotter.
3) A Canadian won the $1 million USD Powerball prize at theLotter
Like thousands of other Canadians, P. from Quebec started playing lottery online 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.
Over the years, theLotter has paid out over $85 million in prizes to more than three million winners from across the globe. And with the Powerball jackpot currently at $688 million CAD and Mega Millions at $556 million CAD, Canada’s avid lottery players undoubtedly share dreams of lottery riches.
For more information how to play the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries online, visit theLotter.com.