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How Jamaicans can play for the US$550 million Powerball jackpot this Saturday!

Published:Tuesday | January 2, 2018 | 6:35 PM


The US Powerball jackpot is grabbing attention once again as it rolls over and climbs to US$550 million.

The jackpot has been growing since a single ticket holder in Louisiana won the US$191 million jackpot on October 25, 2017.

Now that the Powerball jackpot has reached US$550 million ticket sales are taking off, which pushes the jackpot even higher.

As this cycle picks up momentum, the jackpot will begin to grow exponentially.

Powerball’s record-breaking jackpot of January 2016 climbed nearly US$500 million in a few weeks.

If this jackpot continues to roll over, it will get very big very fast and people will be absolutely clamouring to play.

For those living in Jamaica, it is not economically feasible to travel to the United States to purchase Powerball tickets.

That is where an online ticket purchasing service such as comes into the picture.

TheLotter uses local agents in the United States to buy official lottery tickets on behalf of customers from all over the world.

The website charges customers a transaction fee and in return they receive a scan of any ticket purchased before the draw.

No commissions are taken from winning tickets.

Winning a jackpot will change your life

TheLotter’s biggest winner to date is Aura D. from Panama who won a US$30 million Florida Lotto jackpot on 19 July 2017.

Aura D. had only been playing with theLotter for about two months before her incredible jackpot win.

TheLotter arranged for her to travel to Florida to collect her prize in person.

Aura D. had intended to retire but found herself continuing to work to support her family. Now, with her financial future and that of her family secure, she intends to retire for good this time.

Anyone can play, anyone can win

TheLotter’s most famous winner by far is M.M., an Iraqi who won a US$6.4 million jackpot in August 2015 playing Oregon Megabucks from Baghdad.

The Iraqi's lottery win was such a unique story that it was reported in media outlets all over the world.

The story appeared in the New York Times, the Daily Mail, NBC, CNN, and in the Associated Press.

All of them noted that it was perfectly legal for foreigners to win American lottery prizes buying official tickets online at theLotter.

2016 was an incredible year for players on theLotter.

The year got off to a fast start as Powerball’s US$1.6 billion jackpot brought worldwide attention and lottery hysteria ensued.

When all was said and done three players had each won US$1 million second prizes playing US Powerball in 2016 with theLotter.

Playing the lottery has never been easier

Thanks to theLotter, playing the lottery has never been easier.

There are nearly fifty lotteries on theLotter from all over the world, some with higher jackpots and some with better odds, for you to choose from.

Setting up an account with theLotter takes no more than five minutes.

There are numerous banking options and 24/7 customer support to make this process as easy and quick as possible.

Once you have created your account, choose a lottery and fill out an entry just as you would in real life, but with a few clicks of a mouse instead of a pencil.

You may play your own numbers or use the ‘quick pick’ feature to play random numbers.

TheLotter also offers syndicate play to boost the odds of winning as well as subscriptions and bundles so that you will never miss a draw.

In short, theLotter has something for every style and level of lottery player.

What happens if I win?

When you win with theLotter, you get to keep 100 per cent of your winnings.

From the smallest prize to the biggest jackpot, it is all yours.

For prizes under US$50,000 theLotter will collect the prize on your behalf and deposit it into your account.

Once your prize is in your account, you are free to transfer it to your bank account or use it to play on theLotter.

For very large wins, including jackpots, theLotter will arrange for your travel to pick up your winnings in person, just as in M.M.’s case.

TheLotter will also provide a lawyer to the winner if need be.

It is important to note that in all cases prizes are paid out by the lottery in which the player won, not theLotter.

With so many people playing and winning with theLotter, there’s no reason you can’t be next!