$325M Mega Millions lottery jackpot up for grabs Friday

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Multi-juridisdictional lottery game Mega Millions now offers the biggest jackpot prize in the world - $325 million (or about ₱16 billion). Filipinos can join the next draw Friday night and buy official Mega Millions tickets online, safely and securely, at theLotter.com, the world's leading online ticket purchasing service.

"According to Mega Millions rules, you do not have to be an American citizen or resident to play American lotteries," said Adrian Cooremans, theLotter's spokesman. "theLotter has been acting as a lottery ticket messenger service on behalf of customers from all over the world since 2002, and this service is now available to residents of the Philippines as well," Cooremans added.

The announcement comes after the American Powerball lottery jackpot of $632.6 million was one by bettors in California and Wisconsin on Jan. 5. The five main numbers drawn were 6, 14, 25, 33, and 46; while the Powerball number was 17. If the winners choose the cash option, they will each receive $225.1 million (before tax deductions).

Here's how you could win a $325 million jackpot from the Philippines:

"When you play the lottery, you fill out your tickets with your lucky numbers, or choose numbers randomly," Cooremans said. "Playing the lottery online is just the same. At theLotter, you can choose from over 50 of the world's most popular lotteries, and decide the number of lines and how many draws you want to play:

1. Sign up at theLotter.com.

2. Select the Mega Millions lottery.

3. Choose your 6 favorite numbers.

4. Confirm your ticket purchase.

Official lottery tickets

Once a customer's order is complete, representatives of theLotter will purchase official Mega Millions tickets at a licensed lottery retailer on their behalf. The tickets are scanned and uploaded to the customer's account before the draw.

The customer's ownership of the tickets is guaranteed and the tickets are safeguarded, to be used to claim prizes if they turn out to be winners. Jackpot winners may need to fly to the United States to claim their prize in person, but if this is the case, theLotter assists with travel arrangements at its expense.

"The entire process is completely transparent and all transactions are recorded and easily accessible," Cooremans said. "theLotter makes its money by adding a small service fee to the cost of the ticket. No commissions are taken from winning tickets. Prize money won by our customers is entirely theirs!"

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Players from the Philippines win online

Over the years, theLotter has paid out over $100 million in prizes to more than six million winners from across the globe.

"Our biggest winners are a woman from Panama who won $30 million playing the Florida Lotto, and a man from Baghdad who won a $6.4 million jackpot playing Oregon Megabucks," Cooremans said.

Cooremans added that Filipino players have previously won prizes through theLotter.com. "Our latest winner from the Philippines is B.J.L., who prefers to retain his anonymity," he said. "B.J.L. won a third-place prize in the US Powerball draw of March 11, 2021, and claimed a prize of $50,000."

The next Mega Millions draw

TheLotter.com has yet to have a jackpot winner from the Philippines. But who knows? That could change in this week's Mega Millions draw. Residents of the Philippines interested in playing the Mega Millions online this Friday - for a huge jackpot of $325 million - can get their official tickets now by visiting theLotter.com.

Good luck and play responsibly!

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