Maltese operator theLotter.com has reported a significant influx in recent weeks with millions of Europeans, South Americans and Africans purchasing tickets for US Powerball and Mega Millions.
This is due to the fact that the Powerball and Mega Millions draws have offered more than $1.5bn in jackpots combined in the past week. These big jackpots have not been seen in 18 months.
During a time when many traditional businesses are suffering from widespread lockdowns, the company has reported strong traffic worldwide.
theLotter’s spokesman Adrian Cooremans said: “We enable people worldwide to play their favourite lottery games from home and 2020 has been booming as more and more people search for online alternatives to their local shops. In the past few days, we’re really seeing an astonishing number of visitors on our website, including many from Africa.
“Right now, the US Mega Millions and the US Powerball offers are proving incredibly popular with players worldwide. The overall influx has also helped create new winners in Mexico, the Middle East and India.”
theLotter provides ticket purchasing services for many trusted lotteries through several different websites around the world. Its core business activities stem from the lottery ticket messenger licence it obtained from the Maltese Gaming Authority.
The company recently added a country-specific licence in Sweden and it provides tailored services directly to residents in a growing number of US states.
Its websites allow a customer to choose the lottery they wish to play, regardless of where they live, and official lottery tickets are purchased on their behalf from a licensed retailer. The customer then receives a scanned copy in their account, which proves their ownership of the ticket.
All prizes are paid out commission-free. theLotter utilises advanced security measures and strictly abides by the rules of the lotteries it offers services for. Third-party controls on the site prevent minors from playing.
In 2020, the company helped facilitate the claiming of millions of dollars in wins in the US alone, and it reached a milestone in the summer when it surpassed the $100m milestone, the total amount of wins paid out since the company’s inception.
Earlier this month, theLotter declared strong growth during the holiday season and throughout 2020 despite the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.