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Aussies given the chance to win $1.3 billion in US lottery

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Aussies can now enter US lotteries such as the Powerball Jackpot

Thanks to Lotoland, Aussie punters can now enter international lotteries, giving them the chance to win $1.3 billion USD.

Lotoland has been granted a five year licence to open on-line gambling in international lotteries, including the US’s Powerball Jackpot,which is so big that the winner is automatically placed on the Forbes rich list.

Lottoland spokesman Luke Brill told Yahoo that it is an exciting time for the company. “Lottoland is setting the pace in opening up winning customer opportunities right around the world,

“It’s quite incredible now to think Australian citizens through Lottoland can join in on the race to win a mega international lottery without having to leave the comfort of their own lounge room or office,” he said.

In the past, lottery players would have had to travel to the country of the lottery’s origin to legally buy a ticket.

Any Australian winners will have to pay tax, just as an American winner would. “If you were to win $1.3b in the US you would receive $880 million after tax,” he explained, which would be equivalent to around $1.2 billion AUD,” explains Brill.

Lottoland will charge players $10.50 for a game.

The US Powerball draw will take place 2pm AEDT on Thursday.

For more information, go to: www.lottoland.com.au

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