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Mystery Iraqi Guy – Online Lottery Winner

Iraqi citizen wins millions playing Oregon Megabucks lottery online

  • M.M.

  • Online Lottery Winner
  • $6.4 million jackpot winnings

How did M.M. make money online?

M.M. is the name given to the man who won the Oregon Megabucks lottery back in August 2015.

Despite being an Iraqi citizen and living in Iraq, M.M. was able to buy a ticket for the Oregon Megabucks online via theLotter and won the jackpot.

Here’s an explainer video from TheLotter about their online lottery system:

Gambling problem? See our guide about how to stop gambling.

Here’s a video from a local news station in Oregon confirming the Iraqi man’s lottery win:

The win was also confirmed by several other news media, such as CBS News:

CBS News: Iraqi lottery winner via theLotter

It looks like you can no longer play the Oregon Megabucks via theLotter.

But you can still play more than 50 other lotteries from around the world using their service.

How much money did M.M. win?

The jackpot was for $6.4 million.

According to a report on theLotter’s website, M.M. opted to receive his winnings in yearly installments:

After everything had been processed on Oregon Lottery’s end, we flew M.M. to Oregon to collect his winnings! He decided to go with a yearly payout, meaning that he’ll receive $256,000 before taxes every year for the next 25 years!

That works out to exactly $6.4 million.

According to my research, a ticket for Oregon Megabucks usually costs $1, but M.M. would have paid more like $2.50 for his ticket via theLotter.

(Compare ticket fees on online lottery site)

How did M.M. get started?

M.M. signed up for theLotter and played for “a few months” before hitting the jackpot.

Please do keep in mind that the odds of winning a lottery like this are not good. M.M. is one of the lucky few.

Gambling problem? See our guide about how to stop gambling.

What type of online business does M.M. have?

Well, it’s hard to call it a business, which is why in our framework this would fall into the Gambling category, and we’d consider it a Level X online business.

Other ways to make money online

There are many other ways to make money online, to work from home or anywhere in the world.

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