Aura Dominguez Canto
- Online Lottery Winner
- $21 million jackpot winnings
- Published July 23, 2020 by Niall Doherty
How did Aura make money online?
Despite living in Panama, Aura was able to buy a ticket for the Florida Lotto online via theLotter back in 2017, and won the jackpot.
Here’s an explainer video from TheLotter about their online lottery system:
theLotter featured Aura in this video after her big win:
Aura’s win is confirmed by this article from NBC Miami:
The “problem” was that the Florida Lotto officials weren’t happy with people playing their lottery online.
But they eventually agreed to pay Dominguez Canto her winnings:
However, it looks like you can no longer play the Florida Lotto via theLotter.
But you can still play more than 50 other lotteries from around the world using their service.
Here’s another news report of someone winning big via theLotter, this time an Iraqi citizen in the Oregon Lottery:
That story also appeared in the Seattle Times.
And theLotter has a “great” overall rating from 100’s of reviews on Trustpilot:
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How much money did Aura win?
The jackpot was for $30 million, but Aura received $21 million.
I believe this was because she opted to get paid in one lump sum rather than receive annual payments.
It’s unclear how much Aura paid for her winning lottery ticket via theLotter.
As per theLotter’s FAQ page, they do charge a service fee on each ticket purchased through them:
I signed up to theLotter and checked how much it costs to play a couple of lotteries, and it looks like it’s at least 2x the amount you’d pay if you were to buy the tickets locally.
So I’d only recommend playing the lottery this way if you want to buy tickets in states or countries where you don’t live.
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How did Aura get started?
Aura signed up for theLotter and played for “about two months” before hitting the jackpot.
Please do keep in mind that the odds of winning a lottery like this are not good. Aura is one of the lucky few. Please gamble responsibly.
What type of online business does Aura have?
Other ways to make money online
There are many other ways to make money online, to work from home or anywhere in the world.