$87 Million Jackpot in Friday's Mega Millions DrawPublished July 31, 2014 by Arthur M
This Friday, August 1, the Mega Millions lottery draw will have risen to $87,000,000. International lotteries can be played by residents of many countries, using a number of specialist services.
Mega Millions Draw August 1st
Running since 2002, the Mega Millions lottery started out in nine U.S. states including New York, Georgia, Michigan and Ohio, but has grown since then to incorporate a total of 43 states. With tickets costing just $1, jackpots start at $12 million and grow each week until a winner is found. Draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays, and this Friday, 1st August, the jackpot is estimated to be a huge $87 million. With just 2 winners of the $20,000 Megaplier prize earlier this week, the progressive jackpot has jumped by another $10 million to this massive total.
Only U.S residents can officially enter this lottery, but there are a number of options that allow people from around the world to enter international draws.
How to Enter International Lotteries
Several companies offer services that means anyone can win the Mega Millions and many other big lotteries without even needing to leave home to buy a ticket. The way these operate is by having a network of locals working on their behalf. Customers buy a ticket online, and then a resident of the country holding the draw will purchase the required number of tickets. Should someone using these services then win the jackpot, the funds will be collected by the local resident, all taxes will be paid if necessary, and the prize will be transferred to the customers account.
Online Lottery Ticket Agents
Examples of these companies include Lottery Master and Ice Lotto, each of which offer their customers tickets to the Mega Millions, Powerball, Euro Millions, El Gordo, and the UK National Lottery, among others. Details on their sites show how much each jackpot is currently at, when the next draw takes place, and they have quick links to let users buy tickets in just a couple of clicks.
With international lotteries become more and more popular, these services are a real benefit to both players, and the lottery operators themselves, who get to sell even more tickets.