Second huge USA jackpot win through online service
By Todd Northrop
Lightning has struck twice for online lottery ticket service theLotter, which had its second United States lottery jackpot winner when a Panamanian player claimed a $30 million Florida Lotto jackpot this month.
Inspired by an article about a Scottish lottery winner, Aura Dominguez Canto, 60, of Panama City, Panama, started playing USA lotteries using the online service in June.
After signing up with the website, Aura decided she was going to play every draw of the Florida Lotto for a month with the numbers 3, 10, 20, 29, 35, and 50. She didn't have much luck in the first three weeks, but then her very last ticket for the Florida Lotto drawing held on July 19 landed her the jackpot.
The company telephoned Aura from London a few hours after the draw to inform her of the good news, and, although it was early in the morning in Panama, Aura was understandably ecstatic.
"I really was needing the money! Really, really!" Aura exclaimed.
Although she was officially retired, Aura has continued working to support her kids.
"I'm a retired woman, I would like to stop working because I continued working because I have my children, but I want to rest, really!"
Aura chose to receive her winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $20,948,543.98. She claimed the prize on August 16 at Florida Lotto headquarters in Tallahassee.
While Aura doesn't yet know what she plans to do with her massive wealth, one thing is certain: She can finally retire for good, and her children and future generations won't have to worry about money either.
theLotter is an international lottery ticket messenger service, which physically purchases paper lottery tickets in the United States and Europe on behalf of its customers.
Although this type of arrangement was once unclear legal territory, today it is a legally-tested commonplace practice. In 2015, the company had its first major USA lottery jackpot winner, when an Iraqi man claimed a $6.4 million Oregon Lottery jackpot. (See Man in Iraq wins $6.4 million Oregon Lottery jackpot, Lottery Post, Dec. 10, 2015.)
Golden years @ it's best for her now, lol
Congratulations to Aura Dominguez Canto !!!! Sixty years young is a good retirement age.
Congratulations to her. I hope she takes the cash option.
And for those who still doubt about the legal issues using butler services, once more it's proven that it works.
Happy for her. Doesn't hurt that she has a name that is inviting. Enjoy your retirement Aura, you've earned it.
Todd, do you truly believe that <snip> is a legitimate lottery website and, not a scam? Or, fake news?
<snip> claims that a player from Iraq won $6.4M Oregon Megabucks. He supposedly played online at their website, flew to Oregon and, was allowed to claim anonymously, due to safety concerns. The Oregon state lottery does not allow winners to collect anonymously.
Oregon bending the rules for one person? I find this story hard to believe.
It would be good to know if the website is indeed legit. If it is, anyone winning in Oregon will now be to claim anonymously due to safety concerns.
I trust you Todd. If you say it is a trusted website then, I am going to create an account with them and play other state lotteries and lotteries in other countries.
We are not allowed to play lotteries in other countries via one of these services. It is against the law. The site bars you if you are in the US. I tried and emailed them. There are prior lp discussions on the topic.
Yes, they are legit. I would not report as such if they weren't. However, you may find it difficult to make payment from the US. Most credit cards will not allow gambling transactions.
I used this legit site once. I used my Wells Fargo Visa card. My bank charged me $25.00 for the currency exchange fee. They are based in Israel.
I had to use the number 1 preceding my long distance phone number. The number 1 represents the USA.
I will play PB & MM here in Fresno, CA and be happy with them.
I am patiently waiting for both games to become billion dollar jackpots soon.
" My bank charged me $25.00 for the currency exchange fee." Hate to break it to you Music, but they saw you coming pal.
suprisingly, thelotter did not report the same on their website.
I thought this was going to be about a winner from Panama City, FL.