Making America Great Again: $545 Million Powerball Takes Canada by Storm

Huge boost in online sales for US lottery tickets north of the border

TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - At a time when some Americans are apparently contemplating a northward migration, Canadians are increasingly captivated by the huge spectacle that is US Powerball. The biggest lottery in the world will offer a jackpot prize worth a staggering $545 million** on Saturday night and many tens of thousands of Canadians are hopping across the border or going online to play Powerball online through theLotter.

Our country has developed quite a taste for American lotteries and especially so since a theLotter player from Quebec won the second prize in the $2 billion Powerball back in January. theLotter's agents had bought the man's Powerball ticket in the US and scanned it to his online account. After establishing the Canadian had won $1.35 million, theLotter flew him over to the US to collect the prize. In the wake of his success, online sales for US lottery tickets through theLotter.com increased dramatically, hitting another record during this current cycle of jackpot rollovers.

In what is an industry first, theLotter's process to safely and securely purchase its international clients' paper tickets for Powerball, Mega Millions and the Oregon State Lottery from dedicated Oregon retailers has recently been given the green light by the official Oregon Lottery Commission! With Powerball now offering a huge jackpot of $545 million, clients around the world can be assured that theLotter's Oregon operation will reliably handle hundreds of thousands of ticket purchase requests - including tens of thousands of requests from Canadians!

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 commission on wins. The service has helped people win over $75 million since 2002: late 2015 an Iraqi client won the $8.6 million jackpot in Oregon. Since January 2016, theLotter has helped create Powerball millionaires in Canada, El Salvador & Australia, and a Moscow chauffeur won nearly $1.5 million in the Austria Lotto! All big winner stories can be found here.

** The jackpot for the US Powerball on Saturday 26 November 2016 is currently estimated to be $403 million US dollars. Prizes quoted in this article are approximate conversions to Canadian dollars.  

SOURCE theLotter

For further information: theLotter, Tel: +44-20-3150-0476, Email:media@thelotter.com


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