Wake up US $650 million richer this International Lottery Day

There’s nothing that compares to winning the lottery, especially if the jackpot is life-changing.

The lottery jackpot has been around for centuries, promising hefty amounts of money or other expensive prizes. International Lottery Day takes place on the 27th of August, with a US $ 650 million Powerball Plus jackpot ready to draw on the 26th of August. You could wake up a winner on International Lottery Day.

International Lottery Day 2020

History of International Lottery Day

Queen Elizabeth I introduces the lotto to England

In 1566, Queen Elizabeth I authorised the first official recorded lottery in England. This was to raise money for the “reparation of the havens and strength for the Realme and towards such other publique good workes”. In other words, for the good of the country. Each ticket holder won a prize, which included silver and other valuables.

Australia begins its love affair with the lottery

The lottery was first introduced in Australia as a private affair in Sydney in the 1880s before it moved to other areas such as Victoria and Queensland. In 1916, the government started its own lottery to raise money for public projects and charities. Early proceeds for the lottery “down under” went to help World War One veterans.

Canada’s Olympic-sized effort

To prepare for the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada introduced the Olympic Act in 1973. This Act allowed the organising committee to sell lottery tickets nationwide. The funds raised either went to financing the Games or towards the development of amateur sport in the contributing provinces.

UK National Lottery

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, John Major, in 1993 set up a new state-sponsored lottery. TV host Noel Edmonds presided over its first draw in 1994. Since its inception, proceeds from the lottery have been channelled towards 535,000 causes, including the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympic Games.

Powerball Plus

The Powerball Plus lottery is an exciting and much bigger version of the US Powerball game. It’s played the same way as the American Powerball but offers much bigger jackpots.

Powerball Plus Superdraw - International Lottery Day 2020

Celebrate this International Lottery day by buying your ticket into the Powerball Plus Superdraw on the 26th of August. How could you say no to US $650 million?

How to buy Powerball Plus tickets online

So, the US $650 million jackpot has got you tempted to throw caution to the wind and take your chances? In celebration of International Lottery Day and to boost your chances of winning, you’ll receive a free ticket into the Powerball lottery. You’ll only receive this free entry after purchasing your first ticket into any lottery on Lotto247. For example, if you buy a Powerball Plus or any other lottery ticket, you’ll receive a free entry into the Powerball lottery.

To stand a chance to win this lucrative life-changing jackpot, you’ll need to play Powerball Plus online with Lotto247. With these simple to follow steps, this is how you do it;

  • Log into your Lotto247 account. If you don’t have an account, you can register one using your preferred email address.
  • Using our various payment options, deposit funds into your account and you’re ready to play the Powerball Plus lottery.

If you’ve played the US Powerball, then you’ll know how to play Powerball Plus. Two machines are used to draw two sets of numbers. You’ll need to;

  • Select five (5) numbers from a possible 69 (these are the white numbers).
  • Select one (1) number from a possible 26 (these are the red ‘powerballs’).

When your six numbers match the numbers drawn in the Powerball Plus draw, you win the US $650 million jackpot.

Imagine waking up on International Lottery Day US $650 million richer. Make this your reality by securing your ticket to the Powerball Plus draw on the 26th of August.



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