FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q1. What is the price of a lottery ticket and how much do you charge for shipping and handling?
A1. Shipping and handling is $0.69 on every dollar you spend with a minimum of $6.99 per order.
A Megamillions ticket is $1. With Megaplier it is $2. This is the official price.
A Powerball ticket is $2. With Powerplay it is $3. This is the official price.
Some examples of shipping and handling charges are as follows:
Megamillions with Megaplier
Powerball with Powerplay
A2. If you have a Purchase Reference you can check all of your tickets with just one click. Please go to http://order-us.com/s_winnings.asp. Otherwise you can check your lottery tickets from the following sites:
We recommend that you always double check your numbers
A3. The Drawing Schedule is as follows:
It is US Eastern Time. To find out its GMT equivalence, go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, Date/Time and then click Time Zone.
A4. MEGAMILLIONS - You can win by matching one of the following ways:
One of the first 5 numbers
Megaball, the 6th number
POWERBALL - You can win by matching one of the following ways:
One of the first 5 numbers
Powerball, the 6th number
A5. Yes, please go to http://megamillions.com and click on any draw date under the Recent Winning Picks. It even shows you the estimated jackpot and lets you play the draw video if you wish to see that too.
Q6. I purchased 30 sets of numbers and received a confirmation email. In the email, I don't understand the 30 sets of numbers under the column title "As submitted by you" and another 30 sets of numbers under the column title "Sorted by the Powerball". What's that for?
A6. Both columns contain the same set of numbers except that the numbers in the first column are sorted by the first five 2-digit numbers and the numbers in the second column are sorted by the powerball which is the 6th 2-digit number. This help you compare the winning number with your numbers quickly and easily.
A7. We understand that people play for the jackpot and not for the smaller prizes. You can keep on accumulating your small prizes until the total value of your winnings exceed $100 or they have one month left to expire. Then you can send the tickets back to us for redemption. We charge 5% with a minimum of $5 as our commission plus the cost of transaction if any. In case you win a larger prize you can choose to travel to Texas and claim the prize yourself or we can do it for you. In either case, as described in the Terms of Service, we will have a 5% share in all winnings.
Please send the tickets back to us by regular mail to the same RETURN ADDRESS as is found on any of our recent mail. Prizes can only be redeemed from Texas. Please note that all Megamillion and Powerball prizes must be claimed within 6 months..
A8. The Energy Policy Act of 1992, section 1942, requires the Texas Lottery to withhold a minimum 25% of all prize payments to any Lottery winner who has won more than $5,000 on any Lottery wager. At the end of the year, the winner will receive a W2-G form to properly credit the withholding as a tax payment on their federal income tax form
Winners who do not possess a social security number are subject to a 30% federal income tax deduction on any prize over $599.50.
A9. Powerball Lottery Tickets.
A10. Sure, Everyone, American, non-American, Resident or non-Resident can play and claim the lottery prize. Winners who do not possess a Social Security Number are subject to a 30% federal income tax deduction. If you win a prize, you need to be within the US to claim it. This applies to all: Amercians, non-Americans.
A11. Megamillion and Powerball prizes can be claimed within 6 months.
A12. No, that is a lot of headache. You can use a credit card with a small credit limit or you can buy gift cards which works exactly like credit cards. Please check http://www.bankofamerica.com/giftcard/.
A13. We practice a no refund policy as we can always prove that your ordered tickets were actually purchased.
A14. Yes, you can do that. We buy your tickets from a state licensed lottery retailer. Locals, foreigners and tourists are allowed to buy tickets from any retailer in any state in the US. In addition you can request any one to buy tickets for you or your friends/relatives can gift tickets to you bought in any state. That is what we do, we buy tickets on your behalf, charge you shipping and handling and hold a 5% stake in each winning ticket. It is just like other people who form a group and play collectively. Nothing matters as long as you have a winning ticket in possession bought from a lottery retailer. The only thing you have to take care of is to claim it from the state the ticket is bought from.
A15. 7 tickets.
A16. The same set of numbers you received were good for 2 draws. Please check your tickets. There should be a date range like the following printed on the tickets:
Nov1 05-Nov4 05
This means that your tickets were good for the draws held on November 1 and November 4, 2005.
A17. We have a second prize winner (Powerball with Powerplay $2,000,000) in April 2014), a second prize winner ($250,000) in 2007 and a few third prize winners ($5,000 and $10,000) within the last 9 years. Pedro Quezada of Passaic NJ, a sole winner of the Powerball jackpot ($338 million) in 2013, bought his ticket from a store located within one mile radius from where we were buying your tickets.