The winner the $533 million Mega Millions jackpot claims his prize!

Richard Wahl, 47, was the sole winner of a $533 million Mega Millions jackpot on 30 March. On Friday the 13th this lucky winner came forward to collect his astronomical prize at New Jersey Lottery headquarters. Wahl’s mammoth Mega Millions jackpot was the largest lottery jackpot won in New Jersey history and the fourth largest Mega Millions prize, ever.

Wahl chose to take his prize as a lump cash sum of $324 million rather than the full $533 million paid out in 30 payments over 29 years.

“It’s not only life-changing money for me, but I want it to be life-changing money for others: family, friends and people in need,” said Wahl at a press conference while collecting his prize. Watch the full press conference here.

Wahl continued to say that, “We’re a humble family and we’re going to keep our roots.”

He admitted that he plans to use some of his now vast fortune to fulfill his dream of rebuilding a 1963 Corvette. Wahl also plans to give generously to charity as well as help his wife’s family in Mexico.

Wahl is a production manager at a New Jersey food services facility and is not a regular lottery player. However, he says he was inspired to play Mega Millions after a co-worker pointed out that the humongous jackpot would be more than enough to set him up for life. He bought his winning ticket at a gas station in Riverdale, New Jersey. The owner of the station will get a $30,000 bonus for selling the ticket.

He chose his numbers using Quick Pick, which may be one of the reasons that he didn’t have to share his prize. Wahl himself assigns a different significance to his Quick Pick numbers being winners, “that’s why we believe it’s God’s plan.”

What’s your plan? The only way to win a lottery jackpot is to have a ticket. That’s where theLotter comes in! Play Mega Millions online today with an official lottery ticket for your chance to win a life-changing jackpot!

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Australia Powerball Changes Will Bring Higher Jackpots, More Winners

Australia Powerball Changes Will Bring Higher Jackpots, More WinnersThe highly popular Australian lottery introduces a new format of the game starting with its draw on Thursday, 19 April 2018. The changes to Powerball will result in higher jackpot prizes and more winning players in every draw.

Starting with tickets purchased for that draw, players will choose seven main numbers from a guess range of 1-35, whereas in the old format, players would choose six main numbers from a guess range of 1-40. There are no changes to the guess range for the Powerball number, which will remain 1-20.

The changes to Powerball will result in higher jackpot prizes and more winning players in every drawThe changes to Powerball will result in higher jackpot prizes and more winning players in every draw

Record Powerball Jackpot Ahead?

As a result of this change, the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot will be 1 in 134,490,400, instead of the current 1 in 76,767,600. With a harder-to-win top prize, the jackpot will roll over more frequently. It is quite possible that Powerball will soon offer a jackpot higher than its record AUD$80 million prize, awarded in 2009.

While the jackpot may be harder to win, the odds of winning any prize in a Powerball draw have improved to 1 in 44 (previously 1 in 78). A ninth prize division has been added and there will be more overall winners in every draw.

If you’re interested in winning one of the most exciting lottery jackpots in the land Down Under, purchase your Australia Powerball tickets now!

 

Cool Features to Optimize Your Lottery Play!

Cool Features to Optimize Your Lottery Play!

Playing the lottery at theLotter is very simple. Select the lottery you want to play, choose your numbers, confirm the purchase, and your tickets are on the way! With lottery play so simple, you may not be aware of the many helpful features at your disposal. Here are some of our most popular cool features, guaranteed to optimize your lottery play!

Get notified when your tickets are scanned

Get notified when your tickets are scannedOnce you purchase your lottery tickets, one of our representatives buys them and then scans them, so that you will see them in your account. We’ll notify you when your scanned tickets are visible! Login to your account and opt-in to receive ticket scan notification emails. See your tickets the moment they’re there!

Use your lucky numbers

Use your lucky numbersDo you have a set of numbers most likely to win the lottery? If so, we’ve made it easy for you to use them every time you fill out your ticket. Pick your favourite numbers, click to save them as your Lucky Numbers and from now on once you’ll be clicking the “MY LUCKY NUMBERS” button your favourite numbers will fill in automatically! How simple is that!

Replay your lucky numbers

Replay your lucky numbersWhen you’re in your account checking the results of your lottery draw entries you may choose to give your number selections another chance. Simply choose the entry you would like to replay, click the REPLAY NUMBERS button and your numbers will fill in automatically in your new tickets.

 

Invite friends to play the lottery with you and get rewarded!

Invite friends to play the lottery with you and get rewarded!Here’s a win-win opportunity for you and your friends. Invite them to play the world’s top lotteries at theLotter and once they started playing, we’ll reward you with $10 in bonus money. And what’s more, we’ll give your friend $5 as well!

Stay updated on lottery jackpots and results

Stay updated on lottery jackpots and resultsNo time to check the results of lottery draws or how big lottery jackpots have grown? No problem! Opt-in for Jackpot Alerts and we’ll send you an email every time a jackpot is above the amount you’ve selected. Opt-in for Results Alerts so that you’ll know when the results of your favourite lotteries are published on our site. Go to your Account to sign up.

Share your good fortune!

Share your good fortune!Did you get lucky playing the lottery? Demonstrate your generosity by donating a small share of your winnings to a charitable cause. Make a donation with our “theLotter for Charity” programme and we’ll forward it to a well-known charity. And not only that, we’ll double your contribution! Take a look at the available charities.

 

Introducing the Chile Clasico Loto!

We are proud to announce that tickets to Chile’s Clasico Loto are on sale at theLotter! Lottery fans from all over the world can now play one of the most exciting lotteries in South America.

The first Clasico Loto draw at theLotter will take place on Thursday 1 March 2018, and you can participate by purchasing your official Clasico Loto tickets online.

Introducing the Chile Clasico Loto

Clasico Loto draws take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 21:00 (local Chilean time) giving you a chance to enjoy this new addition to theLotter’s lottery line-up three times a week!

How to Play Chile Clasico Loto

To play the Clasico Loto lottery all you have to do is choose six numbers from a guess range of 1-41. If the numbers on your ticket match the numbers selected in the Clasico Loto draw, you win the jackpot!

If your numbers are only a partial match with the numbers selected, you could still win Chilean lottery prizes. In the draw a “Wild Card” bonus ball is chosen and it determines the winners of some of the lottery’s secondary prizes.

Are you up to the challenge of winning Chile’s big lottery jackpot? Purchase your Clasico Loto tickets today!

 

theLotter´s Raffle: Win a football trip to russia!!!

theLotter´s Raffle: Win a football trip to russia!!!

Russia … World’s biggest football event … You!

Can you imagine watching the most exciting football games in the world in person?
We will make your dreams come true!
We are raffling off an incredible all-inclusive package to the world’s biggest football
event! Play your favourite lotteries and you could find yourself on a plane to Moscow
this summer – a once in a lifetime experience!

Here’s What You Get

all-inclusive package to the world’s biggest football eventTickets for two persons
to three football matches:

17/06 – Germany vs. Mexico
19/06 – Poland vs. Senegal
20/06 – Portugal vs. Morocco

Play your favourite lotteries and take your seat at the world’s biggest & most exciting football matches this summer in Moscow!

Here’s How You Get It

Buy a minimum of 5 lottery tickets between 1 March 2018 and 1 May 2018.

After you’ve purchased a minimum of five tickets, every line you play is equal to one entry in the raffle draw. The more lines you play, the greater your chances of winning the raffle.

The raffle will take place on 3 May 2018. The winning player will be selected randomly at theLotter’s discretion. The winner will be notified by Customer Support.

 

Play your favourite lotteries and take your seat at the world’s biggest & most exciting football matches this summer in Moscow!

  • Terms and Conditions

    Prize is as stated above. There is no cash alternative.
    The prize is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
    If the prize is not accepted by the winning player for any reason, it will be awarded to the next player selected in the raffle.
    It is the responsibility of the player to have a valid passport for travel to Russia as well as travel insurance. theLotter will assist the player in getting the FAN IDs, the identification document required for visa-free travel to Russia and to enter the stadiums to watch the games.
    As a condition for accepting the prize, the winner and his/her companion must agree to be part of theLotter’s promotional campaign including going public with their names and photo, interviews, and wearing branded merchandise.
    A minimum purchase of 5 shares in a Syndicate or Bundle is equivalent to the 5-ticket purchase requirement for participation in the raffle. Once you’ve purchased a minimum of 5 shares in a Syndicate/Bundle, each of your shares is equivalent to a 3-line ticket.
    The purchase of a ticket with a minimum of 15 lines will qualify you to participate in the raffle, even though you haven’t purchased 5 individual tickets.

The Ultimate Guide to Playing Systematic Forms

The Ultimate Guide to Playing Systematic FormsWinning the lottery is all about luck and having the inspiration to choose the winning numbers for the big prizes in the game. While there is no secret method to help you get the exact winning numbers, how you play can have a significant influence on the results you get. Systematic forms, available as a gameplay option exclusively on theLotter can help you increase your odds of winning the lottery, as well as your winnings.

By playing systematic forms, you stand to win more than one prize with one set of tickets. This might seem a little bit difficult to grasp, so, in this article, we are going to explain the principle of playing systematic forms and we are going to present you the amazing set of advantages you have with this play option. This is the ultimate guide to playing systematic forms.

What Are Systematic Forms?

Systematic forms are sets of lottery tickets that you can purchase on theLotter  that feature 6 to 14 numbers of your choice in every possible combination. This way, you go in with more tickets that have combinations of your lucky numbers, which could turn out to be immensely beneficial.

Even if you only guess some of the winning numbers, you will have them on more than one ticket, which means that you would win more secondary prizes. And the more numbers you guess, the more you win because your winnings will grow exponentially.

How to Play Systematic Forms on theLotter

If you want to try out systematic forms on theLotter, you should know that they are available on all the lotteries on our site. All you have to do is choose the game you want to play and then click on the “Systematic” button.

How to Play Systematic Forms on theLotter

Then you have to choose the type of systematic form set you want to play with. This is determined by how many numbers you want to play. The types of systematic forms may vary from one lottery to another, but they are available for 6 to 14 numbers.

the type of systematic form

The next step is to choose the numbers for your systematic form. Then, we will purchase tickets on your behalf with all the possible combinations of the numbers you have chosen. All of the tickets will be used for the same lottery draw. If any of the numbers you have chosen are the winning numbers, then they will be present on more than one ticket, which means that you can cash in more secondary prizes.

How Do Systematic Forms Work?

As we have mentioned above, the main principle of systematic forms is entering the game with all possible combinations of 6 to 14 numbers that you have chosen. In this section, we will explain how many lines you get with every version of the systematic forms.

An important thing that you need to know is that the 6-14 numbers that you choose will only be used for the main numbers in the game. For lotteries like the Canada Loto 6/49, where you only have to choose 6 main numbers for the game, everything is simple. However, if you want to play with a systematic form in the US Powerball, things are a bit different.

The rules of the Powerball state that players must choose five main numbers from 1 to 69 and a Powerball number from 1 to 26. The 6-14 numbers that you choose for the systematic form will be used for the main numbers only. As for the Powerball, you still get to choose it, but you will have the same one for every ticket in your set.

The 6-14 numbers that you choose for the systematic form will be used for the main numbers only

To visualize how it works, we’re going to take an example. Let’s say you want to play a 6-number systematic form in the US Powerball with the numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. You will have to choose a Powerball number as well, which will be 15 for our example. In the picture below, you can see the numbers that would be on every one of the tickets in your systematic form set.

he numbers that would be on every one of the tickets in your systematic form set

How Many Tickets Are In a Systematic Form Set?

As we have mentioned above, the aim of the systematic forms is to get you into the game with tickets featuring every possible combination of the numbers you have chosen. To determine how many tickets are included in every systematic form set, we are going to apply the combinations formula. You can also use the combinations calculator to double check.

Systematic Form Type Lotteries with 5 Main No. No. of Lines Lotteries with 6 Main No. No. of Lines
6 Numbers C(6, 5) 6 Lines

7 Numbers C(7, 5) 21 Lines
C(7, 6)
7 Lines
8 Numbers C(8, 5) 56 Lines
C(8, 6)
28 Lines
9 Numbers C(9, 5) 126 Lines
C(9, 6)
84 Lines
10 Numbers C(10, 5) 252 Lines
C(10, 6)
210 Lines
11 Numbers C(11, 5) 462 Lines
C(11, 6)
462 Lines
12 Numbers C(12, 5) 792 Lines
C(12, 6)
924 Lines
13 Numbers C(13, 5) 1287 Lines
C(13, 6)
1716 Lines
14 Numbers C(14, 5) 2002 Lines
C(14, 6)
3003 Lines

Systematic Forms – The Easy Way to Win the Lottery

Playing the lottery with systematic forms is, indeed, the easy way to win the lottery because you are actively increasing your chances of winning. Your odds of winning the jackpot are increased by entering the game with a large number of tickets and it could make a very big difference at the end of the day.

As for your chances of scooping the secondary prizes, these will get a significant boost because you are far more likely to guess some of the winning numbers. And the best thing is that you will have those numbers on more than one ticket.

A Systematic Form Can Be Your Very Own Lottery Multiplier – Here’s How

Lottery multipliers are used to increase secondary prizes in a lottery game. You can read our ultimate guide to American lottery multipliers to find out everything about them. When you play with systematic forms, you are essentially entering the game with your very own multiplier.

If you match some of the winning numbers in the game, you qualify for the secondary prizes. And since you will have those numbers on several tickets, you will get a prize for each of the tickets with the winning numbers.

Moreover, you can have winning tickets for several secondary prize categories because you have every possible combination of your chosen 6-14 numbers. While the value of the secondary prizes may be lower than that of the jackpot, the collective value of all the secondary prizes you have won will be jackpot-sized.

And if you want to raise the stakes even higher, then you can try playing systematic forms in lotteries that feature multipliers, such as the US Powerball, the Mega Millions, or the New Jersey Pick 6. All you have to do is tick the multiplier option and you will have it on every one of your tickets.

This way, if you win a secondary prize, it will be increased by the drawn multiplier. But the more tickets you have with the winning numbers, the more prizes you are going to get, all multiplied. This gameplay technique takes the lottery to an entirely new level.

theLotter Big Systematic Form Winner

A.K. from Latvia is a theLotter  Diamond VIP member and he is probably the biggest fan of our systematic forms. He tried out this play option and it made him approximately $778,000 richer. A.K. won this huge prize in Italy SuperStar, but this is not the only lottery he was lucky in. He also won $10,000 in Canada Lotto 649, and $2,318 in La Primitiva, and €4,926 in France Lotto. And the best part is that he scooped all of these prizes in less than six months. His passion for the lottery paid off big, which is why he is the best example that great things come to those who play.

10 Biggest American Lottery Jackpots of All Time

When you win the lottery, you become incredibly rich overnight! Even winning a second place prize in Powerball and Mega Millions will make you an instant millionaire. But, there are millionaires and there are millionaires. When jackpots roll over and grow to epic proportions, the winners become extremely wealthy, even richer than many celebrities!

10 Biggest American Lottery Jackpots of All Time

We’ve listed below the ten biggest American lottery jackpots of all time, counting down from tenth place to the world record jackpot prize. Are you ready to find your name on this list?

10. Anonymous – 30 July 2016, Powerball $487M

Lawyers for a New Hampshire family claimed the $487 million jackpot prize

Lawyers for a New Hampshire family claimed the $487 million jackpot prize on their behalf, saying that their clients wished to remain anonymous. The family chose to take the lump sum cash payout, which after taxes amounted to $256 million.

According to the attorneys, the family immediately announced that they would donate $100,000 to charitable causes, with plans to make additional contributions to charity in the future. The family’s attorney promised that the Powerball winners would do great things with their prize money.

9. Anonymous – 8 July 2016, Mega Millions $536M

Mega Millions $536M

A couple from Hamilton County, Indiana, nearly forgot they bought Mega Millions lottery tickets before they learned that they had won their $536 million jackpot prize. The couple, who chose to remain anonymous, went into the record books for winning the largest prize ever won by a single ticket in the Mega Millions lottery.

When the couple went online and saw the winning Mega Millions numbers announced, they realized that they matched the Quick Pick ticket they had purchased. The couple couldn’t believe what they were seeing so they restarted their computer in disbelief. The couple chose to take the one-time lump sum payment of their prize to receive a final payment of $271 million after taxes.

8. Anonymous – 6 January 2018, Powerball $559.7M

Powerball $559.7M

One of the first pieces of advice given to the winner of a huge jackpot prize is to sign the back of their lottery ticket. However, in the case of the winner of a huge Powerball jackpot prize in January 2018, that advice could end up being a curse. A woman from New Hampshire, said that signing her winning ticket was a “huge mistake”. If she had received proper legal advice in time, she would have signed the ticket with the name of a trust that would ensure her anonymity. According to New Hampshire Lottery regulations, the identity of lottery winners must be made public. The jackpot winner stated that she desires to protect her personal safety “and the freedom to walk into a grocery store or attend public events without being known or targeted as the winner of a half-billion dollars.” The woman went to court in a case that has the potential to change lottery laws around the world.

7. Marie Holmes; TL Management Trust; & Anonymous – 11 February 2015, Powerball, $564.1M

Holmes was one of three winners of the $564.1 million jackpot

Mother-of-four Marie Holmes has not had the easiest life. She was raising her four kids as a single mother and was forced to quit her job to take care full-time of her son with special needs. Marie asked her mother to buy a ticket for her when the Powerball jackpot grew to an obscene amount. Her mother obliged and the rest is lottery history.

Holmes was one of three winners of the $564.1 million jackpot. She became the biggest lottery winner in North Carolina’s history. Holmes vowed to use the money for good causes. Since then Holmes has been in and out of the news for both positive and not-so-positive reasons as she used some of her millions to help out her church, and some of the money to bail out her boyfriend on a drug charge.

Another winner claimed their share of the prize as the TL Management Trust. The winning ticket was bought at the Appletree Food Mart in Princeton, Texas.

The last winner, a resident of Puerto Rico, remained completely anonymous. All three winners collected their prize as a one-time cash payout of $127 million each, which ended up being $87.9 million after taxes.

6. Matthew Good; & Mark and Cindy Hill – 28 November 2012, Powerball, $587.5M

 28 November 2012, Powerball, $587.5M

The Missouri winners of this epic Powerball win announced their big victory ceremoniously at the high school where they first fell in love in the 1970s. Mark and Cindy Hill of Dearborn, Missouri spent $10 on five tickets with random numbers, and in return they received a $192 million cash payout before taxes! These high school sweethearts made national news and put Dearborn on the map!

The other recipient of the huge jackpot, Matthew Good of Phoenix, Arizona, settled on the lump sum cash payment as well. Talk about living up to your name – obviously Good’s life will be good for a long time to come with his massive Powerball win!

5. Gloria C. MacKenzie – 19 May 2013, Powerball, $590.5M

Gloria C. MacKenzie - 19 May 2013, Powerball, $590.5M

Mindy Crandell was waiting in line at the Publix supermarket near Tampa, Florida, in front of Gloria MacKenzie, an 84-year-old Zephyrhills resident. Crandell decided quite courteously to let the woman go in front of her, not realising that giving up her spot in line would mean giving up a record $590.5 million lottery win! MacKenzie took her spot, bought a Quick Pick, and became the winner of what was at the time the largest jackpot ever won by a single ticket holder. Remarkably, Crandell said she had no regrets and preferred to teach her daughter that kindness was more important than money.

4. Ira Curry; and Steve Tran – 17 December 2013, Mega Millions, $648M

Mega Millions, $648M

This huge jackpot was made possible largely due to major format changes made by Mega Millions in October 2013. When the new rules went into effect, they served to boost the lottery’s jackpot significantly. In this case, after a series of 21 rollovers, Mega Millions ticket sales went through the roof. It wasn’t even clear how high the jackpot would be in the final draw but the prize ended up being $648,000,000!

Two winners each earned a $324,000,000 share of the pot, worth $173,819,742.50 before taxes. The winning tickets were bought in San Jose, California, and Stone Mountain, Georgia. The first winner to come forward to claim the prize was 56-year-old Ira Curry, who chose the numbers based on family birthdays and the family’s lucky number seven, which was selected as the Mega Ball.

The California winning ticket was bought at Jennifer’s Gift Shop in San Jose by Steve Tran, who almost lost his ticket. Tran hadn’t even realized he’d won, since the winning ticket was in a pile of other old tickets that he’d neglected to check!

3. Merle and Patricia Butler; The Three Amigos; & Anonymous – 30 March 2012, Mega Millions, $656M

Maryland public school system employees who dubbed themselves "The Three Amigos."

Mega Million’s largest jackpot drawing ever (and world record at the time) was held on 30 March 2012. As the jackpot rose to epic proportions, players and fans began to wonder whether the prize pool would ever be won!

On the Friday after the win, the first of three winners claimed their $218.6 million share of the prize. Kansas law allows lottery winners to remain anonymous, which was what this wise lottery winner chose to do.

At least the lotto world was able to semi-identify the Maryland winners, three Maryland public school system employees who dubbed themselves “The Three Amigos.” These American lottery winners — a woman in her twenties, another in her fifties, and a man in his forties — purchased a total of sixty tickets around the state, a $20 per person investment that ended up giving them each a huge return on their money! After splitting a massive $218.6 million, it’s safe to say that these amigos are probably each other’s richest friends!

The last winning ticket of this enormous jackpot belonged to Merle and Patricia Butler. The couple stayed up all night watching the news and surfing the internet to find out how people had won the jackpot. When word that the winning ticket had been purchased in their native town of Red Bud, Illinois, friends jokingly asked Merle if he was the winner. Little did they know! The retired couple came forward on April 18th to claim their prize’s cash option payout of $111 million after taxes.

2. Mavis Wanczyk – 23 August 2017, Powerball, $758.7M

Powerball was on its way to a second billion-dollar jackpot

It looked like Powerball was on its way to a second billion-dollar jackpot, but that was not to be. Even so, the winner of the draw on 23 August 2017 went straight into the record books! Mavis Wanczyk, a hospital worker from Massachusetts, was the sole winner of an incredible $758.7 million jackpot prize. This win set a record for the second biggest American lottery jackpot ever awarded. It was also the highest annuitized jackpot and cash value prize ever won by a single ticket.

Surprisingly, Massachusetts Lottery officials and Wanczyk held a press conference shortly after the draw. This was quite unusual as big lottery winners tend to retain their privacy as long as possible. Apparently Wanczyk couldn’t keep her jackpot win a secret!

1. WORLD RECORD JACKPOT! Lisa & John Robinson; The Nickel 95 Trust; & Marvin and Mae Acosta – 13 January 2016, Powerball, $1.58 Billion

WORLD RECORD JACKPOT - 13 January 2016, Powerball, $1.58 Billion

US Powerball made significant rule changes in 2015, which they hoped would give them a billion-dollar jackpot by 2020. Turns out they only had to wait a few months, not years, to see their billionaire dreams come true.

After more than two months of rollovers, the jackpot was climbing closer and closer to the $1 billion mark. It was utter madness around the world as millions of people clamoured to buy Powerball tickets off- and online. When the jackpot finally rose to $1.58 billion, the whole world held its breath in anticipation. On 13 January 2016, three tickets with the winning numbers — 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and Powerball 10 — made lottery history.

John and Lisa Robinson of Munford, Tennessee were so excited, they just had to let the entire nation know that they were one of the fantastically lucky winners. John, an Air Force veteran, and Lisa, who works in a dermatology clinic, participated in a television interview before they even claimed their winnings!

The Tennessee Lottery confirmed that the pair was indeed one of the historic lottery winners and the couple claimed its unbelievable $528.8 million share at a lottery press conference. The couple brought along their daughter Tiffany and their dog Abby, who promptly fell asleep as they were handed their epic cheque. Lisa and John decided to take the lump sum cash option of $327.8 million before taxes.

Another $528.7 million prize was claimed by The Nickel 95 Trust. The trustee is Maureen Smith, 70, of Melbourne Beach, Florida. The Trust also chose to receive the winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment.

The final winning Powerball ticket belonged to Marvin and Mae Acosta from southern California. Unlike the other two winners, the Acostas waited seven months before they came forward to claim their third of the prize. The reason for the delay was that the couple had enlisted a team of lawyers and financial advisers to help handle this incredible prize.

Biggest American Lottery Jackpots – Can You Win One?

Winning the biggest American lottery jackpots is an incredible feat, and you’re probably envious of the winners! There is only one way to secure your place on our top ten list, and that is by playing the lottery! Choose your lottery and purchase your lottery tickets now!