US Mega Millions
850 Million (USD$)
Tue, Jan 19, 2021
Mega Millions, the USA's newest and most exciting lottery, is now the biggest lotto game in the USA!
What makes Mega Millions so special? The jackpot starts at $15 million (USD) and with millions of lotto players in the game across 46 states plus the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands, jackpots easily soar to well over $300 million (USD) which is higher than any other multi-state game in the USA!
The jackpot is won by matching all six winning numbers in the draw and, it keeps growing until someone wins!
The largest jackpot so far is a record $656 (USD) million, won in March 2012.
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In order to win the Mega Millions jackpot, you need to match 5 numbers from the first 75 drawn and 1 number (Mega Ball) from a second batch of 15. The second number may be the same as one of the first numbers as Mega Ball numbers are drawn from a second set of balls.
Mega Millions draws are held Tuesdays and Fridays.
Players can choose the Megaplier option which is used to multiply your winnings (other than the jackpot) by a factor which is randomly selected before the game. This can be x2, x3, x4 or x5.
The odds of winning any Mega Millions prize is 1 in 15.
|5 Balls + Mega Ball||1 in 258,890,850|
|5 Balls||1 in 18,492,204|
|4 Balls + Mega Ball||1 in 739,688|
|4 Balls||1 in 52,835|
|3 Balls + Mega Ball||1 in 10,720|
|3 Balls||1 in 766|
|2 Balls + Mega Ball||1 in 473|
|1 Ball + Mega Ball||1 in 56|
|Mega Ball||1 in 21|
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Originally called The Big Game, it was launched in September 1996 by only six participating states.
It didn't become Mega Millions until May 2002, when the name was changed. This coincided with not only more states joining, but also a change in the way the lotto was played. The ability to rollover was introduced as well as changing the number of balls drawn and a new minimum jackpot of $12 million (USD).
In October 2012, the Mega Millions was revamped, the number of main balls was changed from 56 to 75 and the Mega Ball range was changed from 46 to 15. The minimum jackpot and lower prize divisions was also changed - improving the overall winning odds to 1 in 15. The Megaplier range was also changed.
By joining together, the member State Lotteries are able to offer players Jackpots that start at $15 million (USD). The jackpot is won by matching all six winning numbers in the draw and rolls over until someone wins!
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