August 18, 2017 6:19 pm

Gibraltar-based Lottoland lets Canadians bet on global lotteries including U.S. Powerball

A Powerball Jackpot alert is shown on the screen of a monitor at a gas station, Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in Hialeah, Fla

AP Photo/Alan Diaz

TORONTO – A Gibraltar-based company says its online lottery jackpot shop is open for business in Canada.

Lottoland says it gives Canadians a chance to bet on the world’s largest jackpots online, including the U.S. Powerball jackpot, which climbed to US$535 million this week, EuroMillions and MegaMillions.

Unlike physical lottery tickets, Lottoland digitally tracks plays and results for users, who can access the system by phone, tablet or computer.

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Play with Lottoland is unique in that users bet on which numbers will be drawn, rather than buying a ticket through an official lottery operator.

If they pick the correct numbers, they’ll win the same amount that the actual lottery pays.

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CEO Nigel Birrell says Lottoland now serves more than six million players worldwide, and has paid out winnings of more than $1.25 billion to date.

“We’re not your grandma’s lottery,” Birrell said Friday in a release. “Lottoland is powered by digital innovation and the freedom of choice to dream bigger.”

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