Canadian lottery enthusiasts will be happy to know that they can also participate in the Mega Millions draw. The main prize for the draw-based game was US$1.2 billion or CA$1.2 billion on Friday. The prize will grow even larger in the next round because no one will be able to claim the prize.
In the United States, the Mega Million game is drawn twice per week, once on Tuesday and again on Friday. In the last 30 draws, no one was able to claim the US$1.2 billion prize. According to the Associated Press, the chances of correctly predicting all six winning numbers are one in 302.5 million.
Canadians are able to participate as well
The lottery game can be played by residents of the Great White North before the draw. People who live close to the U.S. border know how easy it is to purchase a ticket for the draw. The tickets for the draws can be purchased an hour before each drawing. They can be obtained in 45 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Nevada, Utah, Alabama, Hawaii, and Alaska are the only states that do not offer tickets for Mega Millions. If they don’t feel like travelling south or north, they can ask a friend or family member who lives in the U.S. to buy them instead.
Many third-party services offer to purchase lottery tickets for an individual in exchange for a fee. The lottery doesn’t advise players to resort to any of those companies as there is a bigger chance of being cheated. According to Mega Millions, people will have to do it at their own risk.
If a Canadian player wins the mega prize in the upcoming draw, they need to know that it can only be claimed from the same state that the ticket has been purchased. It is not possible to claim it through the mail. Canada does not tax foreign lottery winnings, which is a good thing for Northerners.
The past Mega Millions winners
Many Americans have hit the bullseye in Mega Millions over the course of the last few years, and have claimed some generous prizes. The Long Island resident who won the US$450 million from the game is the owner of one of the cases. The lucky resident of the Town of Oyster Bay won the mega prize because of their lucky numbers.
Another example of a major lotto win from the country is the 47-year-old Richard Wahl who purchased a ticket from a gas station in New Jersey in March of last year. The food production manager won more than 500 million dollars. The cash lump payment reduced Mr. Wahl’s winning to US$324.6 million.
Yes, Canadians can enter the US$ 1.1 billion Mega Millions lottery. Global News, July 29, 2022, “Here’s how”.
The next Mega Millions draw will be held in the US on August 2. In the last 30 draws, no one was able to claim the US$1.2 billion prize. According to the Associated Press, the odds of guessing correct all six winning numbers are 1 in 302.5 million.