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Can Foreigners Play US Lottery

You’re probably thinking you have to be a US citizen to win from the draws of the US lotteries, but this is simply not true! In fact, you can go into the draws of the USA Mega Lotto and the USA Power Lotto and collect your jackpot, even if you live in Australia or New Zealand.

Yes, that’s right, you can play! This is some pretty exciting news since the prize money from US lottery draws can be significantly larger than those from the traditional Australian lottos!

To give you some context on just how big US jackpots can be, in 2016 the US Powerball reached over 2 billion Australian dollars! Yes, you read that correctly 2 BILLION.

Both US Powerball and US Mega Millions have a minimum jackpot prize of AUD$50 million!

The best part is you can go into the draws of our lottos, all from the comfort of your home in Australia or New Zealand! At The Lottery Office we make it easy to play in the draws of both the USA Mega Lotto and the USA Power Lotto.

All you have to do is sign up for an account with The Lottery Office for a chance to win!

Once you sign up for an account with The Lottery Office you can start playing! It’s easy if you’re over 18 years old and a resident of Australia or New Zealand

When you purchase a ticket in our USA Mega Lotto or USA Powerball Lotto draw here in Australia, we buy a matching ticket in the corresponding draw in the USA.

Is it legal?

You’re probably wondering if this is legal. There may be rules against anyone outside of the US buying a ticket and collecting the prize money directly, but Australians can still play to win from US lottery draws.

When The Lottery Office purchases the matching ticket, it stays in the US and we collect the prize there. If your ticket in our matching lottery is a winner, we pay the exact same value of the winning amount that we collected from the overseas lottery. No fees and no commissions.

We’re also licensed by the Northern Territory Government of Australia and the lotteries that we operate and offer are Government approved. The Lottery Office meets all regulatory requirements and we undertake regular financial and procedural audits. For that extra assurance, ongoing live audits of customer orders against tickets are carried out.

woman winning the lottery

What happens if you win?

We really hope you win because nothing would make us happier than transferring a big jackpot win to you!

If you purchase a winning ticket you’ll receive the exact value of the amount that we collect from the relevant overseas US lottery. We don’t charge any fees or take a commission. The money you won is all yours!

How to win from the draws of the US Powerball or US Mega Millions?

The first and most important step is to purchase a ticket in our matching lotteries!

However, there are a few ways to increase your winning opportunities.

  • Playing more draws – Our USA Power Lotto is drawn twice a week, Thursdays and Sundays AEST and our USA Mega Lotto is drawn on Wednesdays and Sundays AEST. That’s twice the opportunity offered by most long-time local lotteries.
  • Playing more games – The more games you purchase in a draw, the more chances you have to win!
  • Playing a syndicate – Playing a syndicate gives you increased buying power. When you join forces with other syndicate players, you can afford to buy more entries in the draw, and so again you’ll have more chances to win.

Do you have more questions about how you can play to win from the draws of US Powerball by purchasing a ticket in our USA Power Lotto? All our FAQs can be found on our website.

Have Australians won before?

Yes, they have!

A WA player wins almost AUD$50,000

One of our players couldn’t believe how lucky he was after he bought a ticket in our USA Power Lotto draw on the 31st July last year and won! The miner from WA won AUD$45,612.30.

A Sydney woman came so close to winning AUD$500,000,000

A Sydney woman was unbelievably close to winning AUD$500 million after purchasing a ticket in our USA Mega Lotto draw in May this year. She was only 1 number away from winning AUD$500 million from the draw of US Mega Millions, the number 51 was drawn and she had 50! Still excited about her win, the Concord West resident won AUD$9,200.

Just recently a Sydney player has claimed a division 2 prize in our USA Power Lotto, with a massive AUD$1,656,020 win!

This record breaking win is Australia’s largest ever pay-out from an international lottery jackpot.

The winner made the very wise decision to play the USA Power Lotto and accidentally selected the Multiplier option for the low price of only $.3.45, which doubled their price money from what would have been just over AUD$820,000 to AUD$1.65 million.

What are you waiting for? Play for a chance to win from the draws of our international lottery with The Lottery Office. Who knows, you could be the next lucky Australian to walk away with a BIG WIN!

FAQ

What happens if you win? 

If you purchase a winning ticket you’ll receive the exact value of the amount that we collect from the relevant overseas US lottery. We don’t charge any fees or take a commission. The money you won is all yours!

Is it legal?

You’re probably wondering if this is legal. There may be rules against anyone outside of the US buying a ticket and collecting the prize money directly, but Australians can still play to win from US lottery draws. 

Have Australians won before? 

Yes they have!

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