MegaMillions is the multi-jurisdictional lottery game from the United States and it has broken the record for the offered jackpot. It has reached $1.6 billion due to certain “unprecedented international sales.” In other words, one lucky winner might get a chance to become a billionaire and enter the three-comma club by sheer luck. The drawing for the next possible winner is today, but if nobody is drawn, there is a possibility that the new jackpot will go up to $2 billion. If this happens, it will be officially one of the biggest jackpots ever offered on the lottery. Imagine winning so much money – it sounds impossible, but one lucky person will become a billionaire. The previous record was just a bit smaller than this one back in 2016 when the jackpot was $1.586 billion. MegaMillions is available in 44 states in the US, including the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.
According to Austin Weaver, who works for theLotter.com, the rapid popularity of this type of game happened two years ago when the players stated chasing the previous jackpot powered by Powerball. He stated what they were experiencing was never seen before. He added that the jackpot for MegaMillions is growing rapidly due to more sales in Europe than in 2016. The company has been growing for 15 years steadily before this spiral upward growth happened. TheLotter.com has been one of the primary messengers for lottery tickets for the players who live outside of the US, and it has a practice that presents no risk to players who want to play lottery via their website. According to Weaver, they actually purchase physical tickets, unlike their competition which only allows the players outside of the US to bet on the draw.
This is not a reliable option as nobody can guarantee that the bet is covered fully by the insurance. In other words, these companies can earn billions if one of the punters who are on their website manages to win. The paper ticket model seems outdated and has no place in the digital age, but it presents no risk to the players. Finally, Weaver added that the website theLotter.com managed to produce winners from all around the world, including countries such as Australia, Canada, and even Iraq. He stated that we live in the day and age of the biggest lottery jackpot and that we are about to see the first billionaire. However, there is one small detail that could surprise us all – is the next winner going to be an American? Follow the drawing later today and find out whether someone will get $1.6 billion or everyone will get a chance to win $2 billion next time. If nobody gets drawn today, consider applying for it yourself for the next drawing!