The purchase is easy for the millions of Canadians who live near the border with the U.S., and lottery rules do not prevent a person who is not a U.S. citizen from claiming the prize (though they may be subject to additional taxes), according to a CBS News report.
“The Canadians — they’re coming like crazy here for the lotto,” Alex Traverso of the California State Lottery told CBS. “You don’t have to be a U.S. citizen to buy a Powerball ticket, as long as you’re buying your tickets at an authorized retail location, then that’s fine with us.”
The Powerball lottery pool has reached $1.4 billion, the largest total ever.
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