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Lucky Lottoland customer wins 2nd tier $2.9 million prize
A PowerBall playing revolution across Australia led to more than 250,000 new customers signing up with Lottoland in the 48 hours before the world’s biggest ever A$2.3 billion jackpot lottery in the US was drawn.
And more than 14,000 of Lottoland’s new customers in Australia won prizes in the monster draw on the winning numbers 4-8-19-27-34 and PowerBall 10!
While none of the estimated three jackpot winners were from Australia, one lucky Lottoland customer from Europe scooped AUD$2.9 million, boosting his winnings more than the published second tier prize by using the popular PowerPlay. He was actually just one number away from the major prize.
Luke Brill, Managing Director of Lottoland Australia, said: “The ‘PowerBall Rush’ confirmed our belief that we can disrupt and inject far more excitement and fun into one of the world’s oldest games.
“Lottoland has shown in the first week of trading in Australia that the Aussie public really has an appetite to bet on lotteries from all over the world and not just the national lotteries. We have signed up hundreds of thousands of new customers in the past few days.”
“The world has never seen anything like this week’s PowerBall jackpot interest.
“Such was the unprecedented volumes of online traffic, the official Powerball site crashed, and we must admit to a deluge of our own traffic, so we apologise to any customers who experienced some technical difficulties during the overwhelming demand during our first ‘Lottotastic’ week in Australia.”
“Our new Australian customers placed over half a million bets on PowerBall US, and have also gone on to place bets on many of the other international lotteries, including this week’s EuroMillions where the jackpot is standing at a cool A$126m. With better odds of winning, and a much lower ticket price of AUD$5.00, players are flocking to this jackpot. The next draw is at 6.30am AEDT on Saturday.
“There’s always a huge jackpot to bet on at Lottoland Australia, and following our exclusive PowerBall offer, we are now offering all customers the chance to bet on the outcome of all five Australian Lotteries for $1 each week!”