The US Powerball jackpot is grabbing attention once again as it rolles over and climbs to $349 million. The jackpot has been growing since a single ticket holder in Delaware won the $121 million jackpot on 17 December 2016.
Excitement is growing internationally and lottery fans everywhere want to play for this amazing prize.
The possibility of beating insurmountable odds and making a dream come true is driving many to the nearest retail store to purchase their tickets.
For those living in South Africa, 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 theLotter.com 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.
Anyone Can Play, Anyone Can Win
TheLotter’s most famous winner by far is M.M., an Iraqi who won a $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 $1.6 billion jackpot brought worldwide attention and lottery hysteria ensued. When all was said and done three players had each won $1 million second prizes playing US Powerball in 2016 with theLotter.
She Won $188 Million, He Needs Bail Money
Winning the lottery is not a fairy tale for everyone, just ask Marie Holmes. Holmes was a 26-year-old single mother of four children, one of whom has cerebral palsy, when she was one of three winners of a $564 million Powerball jackpot, taking home a lump sum of about $88 million after taxes. Her incredible luck seemed like a dream come true at the time, but her newfound wealth came with its own set of problems.
Holmes bailed out her deadbeat boyfriend, Lamar McDow, three times, spending $21 million along the way. McDow is currently serving ten years in prison after ultimately being convicted on drug trafficking charges.
Holmes has had other struggles with her newfound wealth and recently turned to a life coach to help her cope with the extraordinary changes that her fortune has brought.
What Would You Do With Powerball’s Jackpot?
If you win the $349 million US Powerball jackpot you can write your own incredible story.
From starting a charity to help those in need and funding scholarships for deserving students, to ensuring the financial future of you, your loved ones, and generations to come, almost anything is possible when fortune comes to you in the form of a big lottery win.
Colin and Chris Weir of Scotland won a €190 million EuroMillions jackpot in July 2011 and used their winnings to establish the Weir Charitable Trust to ‘improve quality of life in Scotland.’
Trust administrator Lorraine Tait explained: “There is no minimum sum to be applied for, we are more concerned that we reach groups, charities and individuals working hard in their communities, without mainstream support, who want to grow or who need funds to continue with their services.”