LONDON, Oct. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Next week’s $654 million USD jackpot in the American Mega Millions lottery is attracting tens of thousands of players from outside the US who are flocking to theLotter.com to get their official tickets online. The already large jackpot is bound to rise before the draw due to the interest and is widely expected by industry insiders to reach the $1 Billion US mark.

TheLotter’s spokesman Austin Weaver: “After multi-million-dollar jackpot wins by theLotter players from Europe, Canada, Australia and Latin America, the current Mega Millions is again drawing in countless visitors from across Europe. Tuesday’s jackpot is one of the largest in lottery history and our US couriers are working around the clock to get tickets to customers overseas.”

Weaver continues: “We have seen rapid growth in recent years. In large part this is due to the media exposure our winners generated. Once people have found their way to theLotter.com, they tend to be loyal, too. Europeans especially trust theLotter, as theLotter is quite an exception when it comes to online lotteries: we are one of the few operators to physically purchase official paper lottery tickets on behalf of players around the world. Many online competitors look to be doing the same as us, but read their fine print and you’ll discover they actually only offer betting options. In other words, they are just betting shops, with no relation to the actual lottery. We work completely differently. Our couriers in the United States go out every day and physically buy and scan tickets for customers. When someone wins they are flown out to the US to personally claim their prize! It’s legal, we’ve done it for more than a decade and it’s secure. The paper tickets are kept inside a safe.”

“US jackpot levels are now again climbing to the huge heights we saw two years ago - the current $654 million jackpot in Tuesday's Mega Millions is definitely the stuff dreams are made of, but it’s set to rise rapidly towards $1 billion. Now it is just a matter of time before we celebrate with another multimillionaire in Europe!”

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