MEGA Millions Lottery
One of the most popular and beloved American lotteries, Mega Millions, originally called The Big Game, started in 1996. From this time on its draws were held once a week on Fridays. Later, the number of participating states has expanded and starting from 17 May 2002 the lottery has been held twice a week as Mega Millions. Until October 2013 the format of Mega Millions was 5/56 + 1/46, and after its revision the scheme of the lottery changed to 5/70 + 1/25.
The largest jackpot of any lottery anywhere in the world was won playing Mega Millions. The size of the record prize was $656 million. This jackpot was equally divided among three owners of the winning tickets on March 30, 2012. The second largest jackpot was hit in December 2013 and it constituted $648 million. Such huge amounts of money were accumulated as a result of the transfer which happens if no one wins the jackpot during the current draw.
Mega Millions draws is held each week in Atlanta on Tuesdays and Fridays at 23:00 local time. In order to participate in the lottery, you need to buy a ticket. You must sel ect six numbers, five white ones from 1 to 70 and one gold from one to 25. White and golden balls are placed into two lottery drums. Then, five regular balls and one bonus ball are randomly selected, which make up the winning combination. Anyone who is able to guess all six numbers becomes the owner of the Mega Millions jackpot.
Mega Millions offers players an additional option called Megaplier. It multiplies of any prize, except the jackpot. If you want to use this option with your bet, you need to mention it while ticket purchase and pay extra. With a little stroke of luck your reward can be multiplied through an additional draw, with the range of multiplication being fr om two to five. Megaplier is a simple way to increase your reward by several times.
Total budget of Mega Millions prizes is distributed among nine categories. The minimum prize goes to those who correctly guess the golden ball. Probability of this occurrence is 1 in 70. In order to hit the jackpot you need to guess the whole combination of six numbers. If several people correctly predicted the winning combination, their reward is equally divided among them. If you're the lucky winner of the jackpot, you have two options of payment to choose: you can get the entire amount at once or get paid annually in installments for 29 years.
Mega Millions is a simple and quick game that can suddenly change your life. The huge prize fund and the excitement of participation in such a large-scale lottery will not leave you unsatisfied. Buy a ticket now and win multimillion dollar prizes!
Min. Jackpot: $40 million
Schedule: Tuesday, Friday
Guess Range: 5/70 + 1/25