Questions and answers

Read our FAQ for all the questions you have about buying tickets for USA lotteries

Where could i buy online tickets?

US lottery tickets can be bought online thanks to the partnership with the lotter. The Lotter allows players to purchase online lottery tickets. This company buys the player’s ticket in store, which allows the player to play the lottery online. Although there are a authorized lottery retailers based outside of the US, the lottery ticket partner allows their players to purchase US state and national lottery tickets from anywhere in the world.

Which tax i have to pay?

When a non-US citizen wins something at the lottery, they are subject to federal withholding taxes for non-US citizens, which is 30% of their winnings. While this amount may vary depending on which state the winning ticket is claimed in, the amount that non-US citizens are taxed is very similar to that which is applied to US citizens.

Which retailers sells Powerball ticket?

Players can purchase buy Powerball tickets from anywhere in the world via Lottery USA. However, they can also buy Powerball tickets from authorized retailers in the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virgin Islands, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Which retailer sells Mega Millions tickets?

People can play Mega Millions online, regardless of where the player lives, through Lottery USA’s partnership with The Lotter. However, players can also purchase tickets in the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virgin Islands, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Could you buy bundle tickets?

There have been many examples of winners sharing their prizes among a group. Lottery players often like to team up, as it can increase their overall chances of winning. Rules regarding group wins can vary between lotteries, so it’s worth checking with the particular lottery that players are interested in playing. Powerball, for example, are happy for players to divide their prize among a group and can do this regardless of whether the cash or annuity options are chosen. They can even pay some group players in cash and others in annual payments, if required.

What is the payout of the Mega Millions?

US citizens are subject to tax on all income that amounts to more than $600, including gambling wins. The jackpots advertised are the amount that a winning player would receive if they chose the annuity option, but even this amount would be subject to Federal and State income tax every time that you receive a payment.
The pay-outs for Mega Millions are listed down below:
5 + bonus = $15 million minimum jackpot!
5 + no bonus = $1,000,000 minimum win
4 + bonus = $5,000 minimum win
4 + no bonus = $500 minimum win
3 + bonus = $50 minimum win
3 + no bonus = $5 minimum win
2 + bonus = $5 minimum win
1 + bonus = $2 minimum win
0 + bonus = $1 minimum win

What is the payout of the Powerball lottery?

There are two reasons why we are two days off with updating the jackpots. The “official” jackpot amount is not released until the day after the drawing because they need to find out if someone won or not. Lottery USA does not update results and jackpots until 2 a.m. Updating causes delays in the page so we run it very late at night. So, if the drawing is held Wednesday evening, the “official” jackpot is not released until Thursday. We then update our site very late Thursday night (Friday morning). So for a drawing on Wednesday, you may not see the official jackpot until Friday morning.

The payouts for Powerball are listed down below
Match 5 + POWERBALL = $40 million minimum jackpot!
Match 5 + NO POWERBALL = $1,000,000
Match 4 + POWERBALL = $10,000
Match 4 + NO POWERBALL = $100
Match 3 + POWERBALL = $100
Match 3 + NO POWERBALL = $7
Match 2 + POWERBALL = $7
Match 1 + POWERBALL = $4
Match 0 + POWERBALL = $4

What did i have to do when i lose my ticket?

if a player loses a winning ticket then there’s nothing the player or anyone can do. Lost tickets are unfortunate so we definitely recommend that a player keeps any purchased lottery tickets in a safe place. There have been cases of players rooting through their trash in an attempt to find a discarded winning ticket. Also, always sign the back of the ticket and add details, as most lottery claims won’t require any proof of purchase to be shown. Essentially, whoever has the ticket legally owns it. However, if the ticket is signed, this will indicate the ownership of the ticket and therefore any lottery jackpot that a player may win because of it.

As lotteries are run by individual states, and the multi-state lotteries by the Multi-State Lottery Association, players can feel completely assured that all US lotteries featured on Lottery USA are completely legitimate and safe. Lotteries are highly regulated with their accounts being audited by a number of independent organizations to ensure that there is no foul play taking place.
All state lotteries conduct public drawings, which means anyone can watch a drawing and see for themselves how winning numbers are picked. Lotteries are highly scrutinized by their players and the media and would simply not be able to get away with fixing their drawings. In addition to televising drawings, high-tech machines are used to ensure that lotteries are completely fair. Measures such as the weighing of lottery balls, the use of multiple balls and using secure printing and distribution facilities are all taken, so players can be sure that all US lotteries are completely random.

The rules regarding cash or annuity options vary between lotteries. Players can choose from the cash/annuity options when either purchasing a ticket, or claiming a jackpot prize. For example, Mega Millions and Powerball lottery winners choose once they have won the jackpot.
At Lottery USA, a player can find past lottery results that are up to a year old. This will allow the player to view either the winning numbers from the last ten draws or every draw for the last year.

Prize notifications are often the work of spammers, who are hoping to get personal details, bank details or even money from a player. When a player receives an e-mail/cell phone message notifying of a lottery win, ask yourself whether participated in the lottery. In the casino’s experience, there has never been a case of a lottery that offers players prizes without asking them to pay or at the very least register for entry in the first place. The casino recommends that when receiving a message informing a player of a win, if the player does not recognize the sender, simply delete it. Certainly don’t respond to it, reveal the identity or any other personal details and most importantly, don’t pay any money in order to collect a prize.

What States in US organize lotteries?

Arizona Lottery
Connecticut Lottery Corporation
D.C. Lottery
Delaware State
Kentucky Lottery Corporation
Louisiana Lottery Corporation
Minnesota State
Mississippi Lottery Corporation
New Hampshire Lottery Commission
New Mexico Lottery Authority
New York
North Carolina Education
North Dakota
Loteria Electronica de Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina Education
South Dakota Lottery
Tennessee Education
U.S. Virgin Islands
West Virginia

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