Back to All

How to Explain US Mega Millions to Your Grandparents.

Our grandparents have seen a lot of changes in their lifetime, one of the biggest being the digital age. With the invention of the Internet, the way we live, work and play has completely transformed over the last couple of decades. We can access the world from the comfort of our homes and everything we need is at our fingertips.

For those of us who have grown up with this kind of technology, it’s second nature, but for some older generations, these changes can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to things like social media, online shopping and online entertainment.


Over the last few years, online lottery has forged ahead in leaps and bounds. It’s become a popular way to win from draws of some of the biggest international lotteries in the world. For our grandparents, buying a lottery ticket always meant a trip down to their local newsagent, not switching on a computer or picking up a phone, so the concept of playing online lottery can be mind boggling!

International lotteries like US Mega Millions have changed the lives of people across the world, and we want everyone to know how they can play to win! Age is no barrier when it comes to playing lottery with The Lottery Office (as long as you’re over 18), after all, a jackpot win is the same no matter how old you are!

So, how would you explain US Mega Millions lottery to your grandparents?

The online world can be confusing. But playing lottery online is easier than you think. To play to win from US Mega Millions lottery draws online there are only a few simple steps and away you go. Let’s start with the basics.

What is US Mega Millions?

US Mega Millions is a national US lottery that has been running for more than 20 years. It’s considered a trusted lottery and has millions and millions of players every year. US Mega Millions is one of the big lottery contenders in the United States, up there with the likes of US Powerball. Often jackpots aren’t just in the millions, but the billions! One of the biggest US Mega Millions’ jackpots went off in 2018, a whopping AUD$2.2 billion!


How can you play to win from the draws of US Mega Millions from Australia? How is this even possible?

Yes, it’s totally possible! With The Lottery Office you can win from draws of US Mega Millions from Australia. You don’t have to be an American resident. You just need to purchase a ticket in our USA Mega Lotto draw, and we purchase a matching ticket in the US Mega Millions draw in the USA. We send you a real ticket in our matching lottery as proof of purchase.

How do you buy a lottery ticket?

Instead of heading down to your local newsagent, go to our website, Sign up for an account by entering all your details and then you’re ready to play! We will need to verify your identification as part of Federal Government requirements, but usually we can do that automatically. Once you have an account it’s time to choose your numbers and how many games you’d like to play!

Play now

How do you choose your numbers?

There’s no need to fill out a paper ticket, just select the numbers you’d like to play online and you’re done! Perhaps you’d like to play your lucky numbers, birthdays or lucky dates, whatever you like, it’s up to you.

How do you pay?

You can pay for your ticket by adding funds to your account with a credit or debit card, via BPAY or POLi Pay. All your details are private, encrypted and won’t be shared with anyone else.

How do you win?

It’s similar to Australian lotteries, except you don’t have to drive to the newsagents to collect your win. To win first division you’ll need to match all the main numbers and the mega ball. However, if you don’t match all the numbers, there are 8 more divisions to win from.

If you win, the international lottery pays us for our matching ticket, and we pay you the exact same amount, we don’t take any commission or any fees. We transfer the money to your lottery account. If you win over $10,000 we’ll contact you.

But is it safe to play? Is it legit?

Yes, The Lottery Office is Australian owned and operated. We are licensed by the NT government and regularly audited to ensure we meet all regulatory requirements.

What if I don’t want people to know about my win?

That’s ok, if you play online lottery with The Lottery Office and win, you can remain anonymous.

We’re here to support you.

The Lottery Office is Australian owned and operated and our customer service team is based here in Australia, so if you need any help signing up for an account or purchasing your lottery tickets you can contact us via email at, or find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.


  1. Home
  2. Magazine
  3. How to Explain US Mega Millions to Your Grandparents.

Share this via: