Huge boost in SA sales for R4.42bn US Powerball draw

All eyes are on the US this weekend after Powerball rolled over to R 4.9 billion.** Many tens of thousands of South Africans are going online to play Powerball online through theLotter, so the chance that a South African will win the huge prize is increasing daily.


theLotter securely purchases its South African clients' paper tickets for Powerball and Mega Millions in Portland, Oregon, where it established a large office after an overseas customer won $6.4 million in the Oregon Megabucks late 2015.

South Africans are legally entitled to play Powerball in this manner, because Powerball tickets purchased in Oregon through theLotter never leave the state.

Furthermore, the official Powerball website says, "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." Also, South Africa won’t tax the prize (though the American IRS will levy 38% on prizes over $600). 

theLotter.com is the world’s premier lottery ticket messenger service – it enables people to order official lottery tickets from around the world and doesn’t charge commission on wins. The service has helped people win close to $58 million since 2002: in late 2015 an Iraqi client won the jackpot in Oregon.

Since January 2016, theLotter has helped create Powerball millionaires in Canada, El Salvador & Australia, and a Moscow chauffeur won €824,000 in the Austria Lotto! All big winner stories can be found here. 

** The jackpot for the US Powerball on Saturday 3 June 2017 is currently estimated to be $337 million US dollars.