What are the odds that a person will win the biggest lottery in the world?
According to theLotter.com portal, there are thousands of Colombians who are buying tickets for the US $ 455 million of US Powerball, using its messaging service that guarantees 100 percent the purchase of tickets for the largest lottery on the planet. But what are the odds of winning?
City TV published the news of the country that in December was at a number of winning $ 190 million dollars through theLotter.
The statistical probabilities
The low odds of winning do not seem to matter to anyone when talking about the possibility, however small, of being made at a sum equivalent to what Shakira would win if she performed in 625 concerts, or James if he played for 70 years in a row.
In any case and in order to inform its users in Colombia, theLotter.com publishes the statistical probabilities of winning the huge accumulated that the North American lotteries deliver this week:
United States Powerball
Current accumulated: $ 455 million dollars ($ 1.3 billion pesos)
Odds of winning: 1 in 292 million
Mega Million United States
Current accumulated: $ 345 million dollars ($ 1 billion pesos)
Odds of winning: 1 in 302 million
” It is true that the chances of winning the lottery are few, but to have the opportunity to win you have to buy at least one ticket” says Eduardo Guillén, representative of theLotter.com for the Hispanic market, and adds, “in 16 years of operation our website has purchased on behalf of thousands of foreigners, millions of official tickets of more than 50 lotteries from around the world, so we can confirm that it is not really easy for someone to win it, it’s just a matter of luck like it is proved by our large portfolio of winners. ”
How does the courier service work?
theLotter.com is the only website authorized to sell official US lottery tickets to foreigners, ensuring 100 percent real ticket purchase through a complex logistics and technology infrastructure.
What happens when someone wins?
When a user wins having acquired his ticket through theLotter.com, the company runs with all the expenses paid for the person to travel to the United States to claim the winning ticket, and in addition, assigns a lawyer, also paid by the company , who advises you when it comes to collecting the prize.
If the user does not obtain the American visa, theLotter claims the money and transfers it to the bank account of the person who has won wherever he or she is.
the Lotter in the media
theLotter.com offers the courier service to purchase tickets for more than 50 raffles from all over the world, defining itself as the “Fedex” of lotteries and being mentioned in recognized media around the world, including the New York Times, NBC, CNN and the Fox news channel.
This messaging service is legal
TheLotter charges a commission for the courier service and ensures the delivery of the official ticket to the buyer in case of winning. Keep in mind that the laws in the United States are very clear and no one forbids a foreigner to win the lottery. The only requirement is that tickets do not leave the state where they were purchased and that is why the user must fly to where the original paper receipt is, and then collect the prize on their own.
Representatives of theLotter.com clarify that the Internet portal does not make its own draws or pay prizes out of pocket, so it is not listed as a lottery operator, let alone a betting website. Your job is only to provide a courier service.
Two prizes that reach $ 800 million dollars
The next $ 455 million Powerball prize will be drawn this Saturday night, while the $ 345 million Mega Millions prize will be raffled Friday. On theLotter.com website tickets can be purchased up to 3 hours before the official draw takes place, thus guaranteeing the purchase of the original tickets.
theLotter.com offers in Colombia recognized payment alternatives including VISA, Master Card and Diners Club, in addition to the payment option through PSE, for people who only have a debit card. There is also the option of payment through Efecty with a Free Market code that can be canceled at any Efecty branch at least 24 hours before the draw, to guarantee that the payment is registered and the real ticket is purchased.