LONDON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
A UK resident scored a $250,000 win on the US Mega Millions lottery after purchasing her ticket at WinTrillions.com, the world's largest online lottery website.
Katie, a 42-year-old American citizen who now lives in the city of Lancaster, used to miss the massive jackpots and nationwide excitement of the US national lottery games Powerball and Mega Millions when she moved to England. That was until she found out about WinTrillions, the messenger service that allows you to safely and legally play the richest, government-licensed international lottery games.
"I've always loved the lotteries in the USA; they were one of the things I really missed when I moved over here," said Katie, who is originally from New York State. "I couldn't get my friends and relatives to keep buying me lotto tickets every time there was a high jackpot, so I was over the moon when I heard about WinTrillions' service."
Katie was just one digit away from winning the enormous Mega Millions jackpot of $312million, having picked number 44 - the mega number was 4. But she hit the other 5 numbers: 22 - 24 - 31 - 52 - 54, to win the 2nd prize of $250,000. The money has already been credited to her account.
"WinTrillions send you the lottery results by email the morning after every draw, which is something I love," she said. "So my partner and I were completely overwhelmed when we saw that I'd won. I couldn't believe it. What a wonderful surprise!"
With a record jackpot of $390 million set back in 2007, Mega Millions vies with US Powerball and Euromillions for the title of the world's richest weekly lottery. With 35 US states participating in the twice-weekly draws, the jackpot prize on Mega Millions is never less than $12 million. Ticket sales average around $17 million for each draw, although this can increase to almost $150 million when there is a massive rollover jackpot.
"We love it when our customers win major prizes; so I had a big smile on my face when I called Katie to confirm that she'd won," said Lucy Gold, Promotions Manager at WinTrillions.com. "Most people don't like to be woken up early in the morning, but I can think of 250,000 reasons why she'll forgive me this once.
"Many lottery fans think that you are limited to playing the lotto games in the country where you live, but with WinTrillions you can play to win the biggest jackpots in just about every major official lottery in the world."
Lucky winner Katie is a new WinTrillions customer and was only three weeks into a 3-month subscription to play each Mega Millions draw. She is planning to pay off some of the mortgage on her house and then take a holiday with the winnings.
WinTrillions is the world's largest online lottery website, with more lotto games, more rollovers and bigger jackpot prizes on offer than anywhere else. WinTrillions provides lottery fans with a safe and secure gateway to play the richest and most exciting government-licensed lotteries in the world. It's a fun and trusted place to play the lottery. So far they have had over 191,835 winners. For further details visit http://www.wintrillions.com
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