The cash prize attached to the latest edition of the United States’ multi-jurisdictional MegaMillions lottery game now stands at a record-breaking $1.6 billion with this amount expected to rise even higher due to ‘unprecedented international sales.’

$2 billion prize a possibility:

This is the opinion of with the global online lottery ticket purchasing service stating on Saturday that the jackpot could well top $2 billion before the next draw is held tomorrow evening.

World-record bonanza:

Offered by the lotteries of 44 American states as well as the District of Columbia and the Unites States Virgin Islands, MegaMillions’ current cash prize amount sits above the previous $1.586 billion record awarded by its Powerball counterpart in 2016 with declaring that it has been helping to grow this prize pool. hails its service:

Austin Weaver from proclaimed that his firm’s service has been ‘growing steadily for 15 years’ but sales ‘really accelerated’ two years ago as players chased the then-record Powerball jackpot.

Weaver’s statement read…

“What we’re experiencing right now though is unheard of. The current MegaMillions jackpot is spurring on more sales from places in Europe than in 2016.”

Get your paper tickets:

Weaver detailed that ‘has long been one of the main lottery ticket messengers for players from outside of the United States’ as its practice of actually purchasing physical paper tickets instead of offering aficionados the chance to wager on the outcome of the draw presents ‘no risk to players.’

Weaver’s statement read…

“With so much money at stake, overseas players tend to turn to as we physically purchase tickets as opposed to offering a chance to bet on the draw like our competitors. There’s simply no guarantee at this sort of jackpot level that a bet is even fully covered by insurance so how these betting companies will come up with billions in prize money if one of their punters wins remains to be seen. Our paper ticket model may seem old school in the digital age but there is no risk to players. When one of our customers wins they are flown out to the United States to personally claim their prize, ticket in hand. It’s legal, we’ve done it for more than a decade and it’s secure.”

Record of reliability:

Weaver explained that has produced overseas lottery winners from nations as varied as Australia, Canada and Iraq and has ‘proven to be reliable’ as a source for tickets.

Weaver’s statement read…

“The current $1.6 billion MegaMillions jackpot is the biggest prize in lottery history. Now it is just a matter of time before we celebrate the first lottery billionaire. The question is; will it be an American?”