Playing the lottery online gives people around the world a chance to win millions. You don’t have to be an American citizen to play US Powerball, much like you don't have to be a British citizen to play UK Lottery. In fact, you don’t even have to be in the country to play. All you need is an internet connection, a smart device and PlayHugeLottos.com account.
US lottery and their historic jackpots have raised interest in the game all around the world. Just look at the biggest jackpot draw in lottery history which took place in January of 2016. The draw, which had a staggering $1.58 billion cash prize was eventually shared by 3 lucky winners and caused a frenzy of interest not just in the US but among non-Americans too.
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Europeans, Australians and Canadians were among the many populaces purchasing tickets for the US Powerball, finding that there was no legal or logistical impediment to their ability to buy US lottery tickets. While the 3 jackpot winners at the time were all located on US soil, one of the subsidiary winners was a foreigner.
The foreigners who played to win
So, historic precedent states that you don’t have to be a US citizen, or even be in the US at the time of buying a ticket to win big. You may doubt whether it could happen to you, but keep in mind that you have the same chance as everybody else, US citizen and international players alike. Besides, you wouldn’t be the first international player to score a huge win from US Powerball.
There are many examples of players from overseas taking home huge wins. Take, for example, the resident of Baghdad who bought tickets to the Oregon Megabucks lottery. The player (known only as M.M.) was the sole winner of the lottery’s massive $6.4 million jackpot. This high profile overseas win opened the eyes of many international players who had no idea that they could try their hand at the American games.
Then, of course, there’s the retired Aura D. from Panama who scored her first big win on the Florida Lotto after just 2 months of playing. Aura found herself the sole winner of a massive $30 million minus taxes.
Is it definitely legal?
Of course, players may well be hesitant about the legalities of playing an overseas lottery. The good news is that it is completely legal to play and win on foreign soil. The official Powerball website clearly states;
"If you legally purchase a Powerball ticket, you can play the game and you can collect prizes. You do not have to be a citizen or a resident to play the game."
So, there you have it! While many overseas tourists may play the US Powerball while they visit, you can play American lotteries from the comfort of your own home.
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