08 July 2016

Everything You Need to Know About the Huge American Lottery

How to Bet on MegaMillions Online from Australia

Are we looking at another record-breaking jackpot? It's certainly starting to look that way! Once again we've got another HUUUUUUGE American jackpot, this time courtesy of the legendary MegaMillions. As of this morning it's already topped half a billion dollars US, or $675 million*, and it'll continue rising! This could be your chance to finally ride off into the sunset. So, as they say in the States, "how do I get a piece of the action?"

How to Bet on MegaMillions Online from Australia

With still no winner, the storm's growing in size and gathering momentum. We're expecting it to hit our side of the world very shortly, making headlines as it goes, but just remember – you heard about it first at Lottoland!

Spurred on by strong sales over America's July 4th weekend, always a peak for lottery sales, and retail in general, this weekend will see the third biggest MegaMillions jackpot of all time, the seventh jackpot ever to top half a billion dollars and also the seventh biggest lottery jackpot of all time.


What Is MegaMillions?

MegaMillions is a massive record-breaking American lottery encompassing the majority of US states. Until quite recently it was the lottery jackpot world record holder, however it was knocked off the top spot in spectacular fashion when rival multi-state lottery, US Powerball, grew to over US$1.5 billion, or approximately $2 billion, in January 2016 to become the biggest lottery jackpot of all time.  


Can I Play MegaMillions Outside the US?

Well, yes and no. Legally you have to be a US resident to buy an official ticket, something that online ticket sellers tend to gloss over.

Lottoland is different. As a fully licensed lottery betting operator, regulated by the Northern Territory government, not only do you avoid the whole ticket grey area, you can buy your bet with guaranteed payouts, from us, directly to you here in Australia!


Betting On MegaMillions Online

You can play MegaMillions online in Australia by betting on the results with Lottoland. With Lottoland we pay out all winnings direct. Our payment guarantee is backed by major multinational insurers, who also work with the world's largest financial institutions. This means that however much you win, you'll be paid, generally far quicker than the official lottery can manage.


How to Bet On MegaMillions

It's easy to make your bet on MegaMillions; in fact, if you're familiar with either the Australian Lotto or EuroMillions then you'll have no problem whatsoever getting to grips with this amazing American game.

Betting on MegaMillions In 5 Easy Steps:

  1. Pick five numbers from a range of 1 to 75 (or press Quicky +1 for an automatic pick).
  2. Next select a MegaBall number from a range of 1 to 15.
  3. Review and select your additional game options (optional)
  4. Then click the Submit button when your ready
  5. Proceed to the checkout to complete your transaction.


Tips on Winning MegaMillions

Of course, like we always tell our players, there's way more to winning than just jackpots. And, as you might expect, MegaMillions' second and third prize divisions are so big that they can regularly eclipse smaller European jackpots.

This is particularly true when you engage the additional MegaPlier option, which multiplies non-jackpot wins by up to 5x!

This option costs just $1.50 extra, considerably increasing your chances of a big win!


An All-American Record Breaker

January's massive US Powerball win didn't appear to be anything out of the ordinary at the beginning of January 2016. Well, not out of the ordinary for an American jackpot at any rate. 

Before that MegaMillions held the title and, with that epic US$656 million jackpot dating back to March 2012. Once again the jackpot grew in size at an astonishing rate, more than doubling in size in the space of a week, and again the jackpot, worth approximately $868 million, was shared by three American winners.

So, could it happen again? Could we see a US Powerball-beating jackpot? Could MegaMillions therefore regain its title as world's biggest jackpot record holder?

We certainly think so. So all the more reason to get in on the action NOW! Your next chance to grab it is tomorrow, so don't miss out, realise your American Dream with an incredible MegaMillions jackpot!