Will Canada Strike Again? $437m US Powerball Lottery Causes Frenzy North of the Border

US Powerball could roll over and once again break through the $1 billion ceiling

TORONTO, May 3, 2016 /CNW/ - In Brief 

  • Lottery: US Powerball
  • Draw date: Wednesday 4 May 2016
  • Jackpot: $437 million (US$348 million)
  • Fact: Tens of thousands of US Powerball tickets sold to Canadians on theLotter.com
  • Fact: The website's latest big Powerball winner was P.B. from Quebec who won $1.25 million (US$1 million)

Canada Goes US Powerball Mad 

A few years ago, the only way you could win a lottery jackpot worth hundreds of millions was to cross the border to the US to physically buy a lotto ticket there. How times have changed! In the last few years, Canadians have increasingly been buying their lottery tickets online.

By the end of 2015 Canadians had bought tens of thousands of US Powerball tickets through theLotter. Online sales really skyrocketed, however, in January of the current year, when the US Powerball set a new world jackpot record of $2 billion (US$1.6 billion). That multi-billion dollar draw created such a frenzy all over the world that countless Canadians have since been going online every week to buy overseas lotto tickets.

The most popular foreign lottery for Canadians remains the US Powerball, which currently offers $437 million (US$348 million) - a far cry from its all-time high, but dozens of times bigger than anything we're used to in Canada. What's more, it is extremely likely that the multi-state lotto giant will adjust the tally in the lead-up to Wednesday night's draw due to the massive increase in ticket sales. Will a Canadian once again win millions in the US Powerball?

About theLotter 

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 $62 million since 2002: in late 2015 one of its Iraqi clients won the $8.5 million jackpot in Oregon. In 2016 a Russian player won the Austria Lotto jackpot, a pensioner from El Salvador won a huge prize in an American lottery and a man from Quebec has just collected the $1.25 million second prize he won in the US Powerball (US$1 million). All big winner stories can be found here.

SOURCE The Lotter Enterprises Ltd

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

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