Mega Millions set a world record on 30 March 2012 when the $656 million jackpot was finally won. This record stood until US Powerball's $1.6 billion jackpot was won on 13 January 2016. A week before Mega Millions' epic draw, one of our online players made his own lottery history by winning the $250,000 Mega Millions second prize on 20 March 2012.
The Spanish native has used theLotter’s services to purchase lottery tickets for the world’s biggest lotteries since 2009. As a Diamond member of theLotter’s VIP club, B.G. benefited from a 20% discount on all purchases and received his winning Mega Millions ticket with an additional 20% discount for purchasing it as part of a Multi-Draw package.
B.G. was theLotter's third $250,000 Mega Millions winner and we were pleased to help him collect his winnings swiftly. Prior to October 2013, the second place prize amount was $250,000. Mega Millions rule changes implemented on 23 October 2013 increased the second place prize amount to $1 million.
The purchase process at theLotter mirrors buying lotto tickets in person. First a player selects their lottery numbers, choosing numbers saved in their theLotter account or picking new numbers through Natural Selection or Quick Pick. Once a player confirms a purchase, the theLotter’s local representatives take care of the rest, purchasing the ticket on the customer’s behalf, and a scanned copy of each ticket is sent directly to the customer's secure online account.
When purchasing a ticket on theLotter, there is no need to worry about losing the ticket because each player receives proof of purchase via confirmation email, the saved participation information in the account, and the ticket scan. Representatives immediately upload a scanned copy of the physical ticket once the ticket is purchased and store the ticket in the local office’s safe vault for up to six months following the draw.
If a player’s numbers produce a prize-winning combination, the customer is immediately alerted of their good fortune with automatic email notifications, FREE SMS winning alerts, and in the case of a big win like B.G.’s, a prompt call from our customer service department. In Mega Millions draw 2012/23, B.G. received a happy text message stating that he had won a quarter of a million dollars in Mega Millions, along with $600 in additional prizes!
theLotter stepped in to facilitate B.G.’s prize collection, sending him clear instructions for submitting relevant forms of identification in order to claim his prize personally in the US. One of theLotter’s local representatives met B.G. at the site’s New York City office and assisted him in collecting his winnings from the New York Mega Millions headquarters in person. Any trip to New York is just that much sweeter when collecting a $250,000 prize is on the agenda!
Whether you win $1.00 or $1 billion, theLotter ensures that players collect their winnings in a fast and secure manner!