JOHANNESBURG, June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
US Lottery giant offers its third highest jackpot in history
A few years ago, the only way you could win a lottery jackpot worth hundreds of millions was to fly to the United States to physically buy a lotto ticket there. How times have changed! In the last few years, South Africans have increasingly been buying their lottery tickets online, especially because the US dollar is so strong compared to the Rand in the last couple of years, which means, potentially, South Africans could win billions more than before.
By the end of 2015 South Africans had bought tens of thousands of US lottery tickets through theLotter.com. Online sales really skyrocketed, however, in January of the current year, when the US Powerball set a new world jackpot record of $1.6 billion (R24 billion). That multi-billion dollar draw created such a frenzy all over the world that countless South Africans have since been going online every week to buy overseas lotto tickets!
The most popular foreign lotteries for South Africans remain the MegaMillions, as well as the EuroMillions &US Powerball. Mega Millions currently offers R6.23 billion ($415 million) - a jackpot dozens of times bigger than anything we're used to in Africa. What's more, it is extremely likely that the multi-state lotto giant will adjust the tally in the lead-up to Friday night's draw due to the massive increase in ticket sales. Will a South African win millions in a US lottery online and join the thousands of winners from all over the world who have won through theLotter recently?
theLotter.com is the world's premier lottery ticket messenger service - it enables people to order official lottery tickets from around the world and doesn't charge any commission on wins. The service has helped people win nearly R1 billion since 2002: late 2015 one of its Iraqi clients won the R100 million jackpot in Oregon. In 2016 a pensioner from El Salvador won a huge prize in an American lottery, a man from Quebec collected the R15 million second prize he won in the US Powerball and a Moscow chauffeur won nearly R16 million in the Austria Lotto! All big winner stories can be found here.
SOURCE The Lotter Enterprises Ltd