Thursday 24 October 2019

You could win $1bn in lottery prizes this week, without leaving Ireland

What would you do if you won a lottery jackpot worth hundreds of millions of Euros?

We’ve all dreamt of a big lottery win at some point but you’d be forgiven for thinking that a jackpot of that size is out of the question. Although the EuroMillions jackpot can occasionally grow to huge amounts, it rarely equals the staggering figures that are on offer in the United States.

The Mega Millions jackpot is currently a mouthwatering €565m ($654 USD) while Powerball’s jackpot stands at €298m ($345m USD) this week. The good news is that you can now play American lotteries like Mega Millions and Powerball from Ireland, all without leaving the comfort of your home.

It means that Irish people can now be in with a chance of winning truly lifechanging amounts of money. When we say lifechanging, we’re not exaggerating. Powerball awarded a record-breaking jackpot of $1.58bn USD in January 2016. That smashed the record previously held by Mega Millions for a $656m USD jackpot.

Irish people can now enter these lotteries, with the official Powerball website clearly stating that “you do not have to be a [US] citizen or a resident to play the game.” The site goes on to say that anyone can “purchase a Powerball ticket…play the game and…collect prizes.” So there’s nothing preventing you from winning big if you have the right numbers.

How can you play Powerball and Mega Millions from Ireland?

Irish residents can enter these lotteries on theLotter, a leading service that allows you to buy your tickets online. TheLotter then uses local agents in the United States to buy official lottery tickets on behalf of its international customers. The website charges customers a transaction fee and they will then receive a scan of their ticket before the draw. No commissions are taken from a winning ticket and customers will receive their jackpot winnings in full.

Real players have won real jackpots

There have already been a number of high profile international winners to prove that this system works. A Panama resident purchased tickets to the Florida Lotto at theLotter in July 2017 and it turned out to be one of the best things that she ever did. She was the sole winner of a $30m USD jackpot prize.

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Woman from Panama wins $30 million Florida Lotto jackpot prize

Another case that made international headlines in the New York Times, the Daily Mail, NBC, and in the Associated Press involved a Baghdad resident who used theLotter to buy online lottery tickets. After using the service for just a few months, the Iraqi man bought tickets to the Oregon Megabucks lottery and scooped up a $6.4m jackpot prize in August 2015.

The win attracted a lot of media attention as it highlighted that foreigners could legally claim American lottery prizes by purchasing official tickets online at theLotter.

It couldn’t be easier to enter Mega Millions and Powerball

Winning the huge jackpots on offer in the Mega Millions and Powerball may once have been unimaginable for your average Irish person. However, it couldn’t be easier with thanks to theLotter. It’s a safe and secure way to play international lotteries and theLotter has paid out more than $90m in prizes to over four million winners from across the globe.

For more information how to play Mega Millions and Powerball online from the comfort of your Ireland home, please visit

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