TORONTO, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Pokémon Go Isn't the Only Game Sending Canadians South of the Border
It's not just our Canadian teenagers crossing the border inadvertently whilst playing Pokémon Go (as happened last week to two kids on the Montana-Alberta border according to the US Department of Homeland Security), tens of thousands of Canadians are popping over at proper checkpoints to buy tickets for the midweek US Powerball as well. America's giant lottery is a staggering US$422 million (C$555 million) on Wednesday and it is capturing the hearts and minds of Canadians from BC right across to PEI, most of whom have by now found their way to play Powerball online through theLotter.
Canadians have developed quite a taste for American lotteries in recent years, but especially so since January of the current year, when a Québécois businessman won the second prize in the $1.6 billion Powerball through theLotter. The company's agents had bought the man's Powerball tickets in the States, scanned them and when it was discovered he'd won, they flew him over to the US to claim the prize in person. After news broke of the Canadian's success, online sales in Canada for US lottery tickets through theLotter.com has gone through the roof.
With the Powerball now offering a huge jackpot of US$422 million (or C$555 million) for the draw on Wednesday night, the question on everyone's lips is whether the big American lottery will once again break through the magical $1 billion ceiling, as it did back in January!
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 US$52 million since 2002: late 2015 one of its Iraqi clients won the US$6.4 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 US$1 million second prize he won in the US Powerball (C$1.3 million) and a Moscow chauffeur won nearly €1 million in the Austria Lotto (C$1.5 million)! All big winner stories can be found here.