USA Gripped by Lottery Jackpot Fever

Lottery fever is sweeping across the United States of America, with players in virtually every state gripped by the desire to land themselves a nine-figure jackpot in one of the two biggest games in the country. The Mega Millions lottery will offer an advertised jackpot of $106 million this Tuesday 10th September, and then on Wednesday the Powerball game will give players the chance to win a jackpot worth $245 million. Tickets for these big money games cost exactly the same as usual, so lottery fans are literally queuing up to make the most of the opportunities at hand.

As in most other lottery games around the world, tickets for Mega Millions and Powerball are available for purchase offline from a wide variety of retail stores, garages, convenience stores and supermarkets. Those retail outlets are already enjoying higher than usual footfall thanks to particularly strong demand for tickets, but the most astute players are getting their tickets online, and there are some very good reasons why they are wise to do so.

The biggest reason why it makes sense to buy lottery tickets online is that it helps to keep the entry safe and linked to the player. If an offline player buys a ticket and loses it, they would find it extremely difficult – and usually impossible – to claim any prize won by that ticket. The same isn’t the case with an online player, as there is no paper ticket issued that can be lost in the first place. Even better, the numbers entered are associated with the player by name and account number so that, if any prize is won, the rightful owner can be traced quite easily – something that is very good to know if the entry in question is lucky enough to win a major prize!

Other benefits of buying lottery tickets online include the fact that it is quicker (buying online takes a matter of seconds, whereas buying offline can take much longer, especially if you live some distance from your nearest retailer), more convenient (you don’t even need to leave the house or office) and you can buy tickets for a variety of games with just a few clicks of your mouse.

For those of you who would like to find out more about how to buy lottery tickets online – or about playing the Mega Millions or Powerball games in particular – visit And, to those of you who will be playing for the nine-figure jackpots this week, good luck!

Written by Lottie McDonald

Article Published: Monday 9th September 2013 9:47 AM GMT
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