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Can I buy tickets if I do not live in the United States?
Yes. Any adult in any country can send us to buy a ticket. Mega Millions and Powerball do not have a problem with that. Indeed, Mega Millions and Powerball know that these purchases help to increase the jackpots. However, the ticket cannot leave the state in which it was purchased. According to U.S. law, the ticket (or a copy of it) cannot cross the border of a state or a country. Source: 18 U.S. Code § 1301. This is the reason why the law firm cannot send even a copy of the ticket to a client who is in another state or another country, especially prior to the lottery drawing.
If the law firm sends even a copy of a lottery ticket to a foreign client, the law firm violates the law. For a second example, a person cannot land at a U.S. airport, or leave a U.S. airport, with a lottery ticket whatsoever in his pocket. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will seize that ticket, and CBP may even penalize that person. Source: CBP.
Finally, the person or entity that collects the lottery prize must do so in the same U.S. state in which the ticket was purchased. For example, if the messenger company buys the ticket in New York, the ticket must remain in New York, and any amount won by such a ticket must be collected in New York. In other words, the prize cannot be collected in Florida, for example, even though Florida has the same Mega Millions and Powerball. If you so desire, you can send another person to collect the prize for you. Evidently, you must trust that person, especially if that person is not a lawyer, or the person is not a member of a big investment banking firm.
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How much do the tickets cost?
The price of the tickets varies between 0.17 USD and 3.02 USD. The price depends on whether you choose to play by yourself or in a group. Click to check all the ticket prices.
How are Mega Millions and Powerball played?
Mega Millions and Powerball are played the same way. You can choose QUICK PICK or your OWN NUMBERS. With QUICK PICK, the system selects the numbers for you. With your OWN NUMBERS, you select the numbers. Each ticket has panel A and panel B. Here are the numbers in each panel:
Panel A: 1 to 70
Panel B: 1 to 25
Panel A: 1 to 69
Panel B: 1 to 26
For both Mega Millions and Powerball, you must select 5 numbers in panel A. The order of these 5 numbers is not important. In panel B, you must select only one number. If you get all 5 numbers in panel A, plus the number in panel B (5+1), you win the jackpot. Shock and surprise will make it difficult for you to eat or sleep for at least a month. If any other person also gets 5+1, you will share the jackpot with that person.
How will you notify me when my tickets are purchased?
All your ticket orders will appear in your account. Once Lotopal, the messenger company, gives the tickets to the law firm, the law firm will send an SMS and an email to you to confirm that it has the tickets. After you receive this confirmation message, the cost of the tickets will be deducted from your account. Click for the history of all the tickets which you purchased.
Why does a U.S. lawyer hold the tickets?
Because it is the most trusted way there is. And, remember that U.S. law forbids the transportation of lottery tickets (or a copy of a lottery ticket) across the border of a U.S. state or a country. In general, the person or entity who has the ticket and who attempts to collect the lottery prize is presumed to be the owner of that ticket. This is the reason why the ticket must not remain in the custody of the messenger company. A U.S. attorney is the only trusted fiduciary that cannot steal a ticket. Click to learn more about D'Meza Law Firm, P.C.Choose D'Meza Law Firm, P.C. to represent you and collect the money for you when you win, especially when you do not reside in the United States.
How can I check that my tickets were purchased?
You can send any person to come to the law firm to check on any of the tickets which you purchased in the last 90 days. For transparency and our credibility, prior to visiting the law firm, the person does not even have to tell the law firm that he is coming to verify your tickets.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary above, there is an easy (legal) way we can let you view a copy of any of your lottery tickets. We will upload a PDF file to our server, and send you a link for you to view that ticket.
Due to space limitations, the law firm does not keep tickets that are older than 90 days, unless the ticket is a winning ticket which remains unclaimed.
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How will I know when I win?
At 3:15 AM on the day following the lottery drawing, our system will check your tickets with Mega Millions and Powerball. If you win, our system will deposit the amount in your Lotopal CASH balance in U.S. dollars. Whether you win or lose, our system will send the results to you at 9:15 AM via SMS and email if you have an email in your account. If you win more than $100, the law firm will call you. For more details on the winning numbers, please visit the results page.
If I win, how will I get paid?
Getting paid is very easy. If you win more that $100, the law firm will call you. If the winning amount is $2500 or less, the law firm will send you the amount the very same day. If the winning amount exceeds $2500, it may take up to 7 days to receive the money. If you win big money or the jackpot, the law firm will contact you so that you can tell it what you want to do. In general, here are the ways you can choose to receive your money:
1) The law firm can send the money to you via Western Union.
2) The law firm can send the money to you via PayPal.
3) If you have a bank account, the law firm can do a WIRE TRANSFER to your bank account.
4) The law firm can put the money on a Visa or Mastercard debit card, and send the card to you in your country or anywhere you choose.
5) You or another person of your choice can come to the law firm to pick up the ticket. If you are sending another person to pick up the ticket, the law firm will have you sign a notarized affidavit which authorizes it to give the ticket to that person.
6) If you win the jackpot, the law firm will recommend that you set up a TRUST for your protection and peace of mind. However, please remember that you are the person who can make any final decision regarding your winning ticket. According to U.S. law, the law firm cannot impose any conditions whatsoever on your ticket. The ticket is yours to do as you wish. Evidently, the law firm would like that you hire the firm to represent you because the law firm knows that you would pay it well. But, the final decision is yours, and yours alone.
If there is any other way which you prefer to get paid, please tell us. The law firm will do all it can to accomodate you.
Choose D'Meza Law Firm, P.C. to represent you and collect the money for you when you win, especially when you do not reside in the United States.
Can I buy tickets in a group with other people?
Yes. In fact, playing in a group makes sense. For example, the price is the same when you buy a lottery ticket by yourself and when you share 5 lottery tickets with 5 people. However, if the group is not filled by 8:00:00 PM on the day of the lottery drawing, we may send the group to the next appropriate lottery drawing ("rollover"). We encourage you to tell other people to buy lottery tickets in a group. Doing so will help the groups not to miss a drawing.
Can I buy tickets for other people?
Yes. When you send us to buy lottery tickets for other people, we give you a 15% commission. We deposit the commission amount in your CASH account. You can withdraw any amount in your CASH balance. Click to check all your account balances.