Playing Powerball and Mega Millions from Canada

Contrary to what some people believe, Canadians can play American lotteries and claim prizes from them too. There is no law against either buying a ticket or claiming the prize; Canadians living in the border towns and cities like Niagara Falls have been doing it for years. But it is far harder for those living farther away from an American border to drive to the U.S., so most people just watch those huge American lotteries from afar without taking part. Unless you live close to a border, it’s prohibitively expensive – not to mention hugely time-consuming – to pick up a ticket. But there is a solution that will allow Canadians to play both Mega Millions and Powerball and that doesn’t require driving to the States.

Playing Powerball and Mega Millions from Canada

Why Play American Lotteries?

Mega Millions and Powerball are the world’s two biggest lotteries. Their jackpots and range of prizes dwarf anything other lottos can offer, and the size of those mega-jackpots gains envious gazes from across the world. In recent years both games have had jackpots of over $1.5bn USD, and in the case of Mega Millions just one lucky winner took that prize home with them. The Powerball lottery was shared between three winners, but no doubt the size of the jackpot meant they didn’t suffer sleepless nights about that. These mighty lotteries have created hundreds of millionaires in the States and each week produces more winners and hundreds of smaller prizes to claim.

Stay at Home and Play

Canadians have always been able to buy tickets for the American lotteries, but of course that has meant driving across the border. This opens playing American lotteries up to all kinds of problems, the least of which will be the arduous driving back and forth and the cost of fuel. But what if you set out at your regular time to buy a ticket, end up stuck in traffic, and miss that draw? Plus, there is the not inconsiderable issue of the law which states that “all persons are prohibited from importing into the United States from any foreign country any … lottery ticket”. In other words, while taking a ticket from the States to Canada isn’t a problem, coming back to collect your winnings might conceivably be an issue. However, with Lottoland’s easy-to-play online lottery system, that cross-border ticket-hunting trip will be a thing of the past.

How to Play Online at Lottoland

Lottoland is the world’s leading provider of online lotteries and manages bring the centuries old notion of the lottery into the 21st century. Sign up for free online from Canada and you can play a whole range of international lotteries, as well as those two American giants.

The best thing about Lottoland is that you don’t need to travel to buy a ticket. The second-best thing is that you won’t need to travel to claim your prize! Anything that you win – large or small – is put into your account automatically once the draw details have been confirmed. You win 100% of the prize too, as Lottoland won’t take a cent of your win. Their unique insurance model allows them to pay out the biggest jackpots from the best international lotteries when you bet online.

Lottoland prides itself on being about more than just a standard lottery operator.  They offer a range of features to enhance lottery betting, like online syndicates to improve your odds and the chance to play for double the regular lottery jackpot. There are also games aplenty and multi-million-dollar scratch-cards to play for on this mobile-friendly site.

Check out Lottoland today to see why it is fast becoming Canada’s number one option for playing US lotteries online.



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