Mega Millions Review
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- Draw day and time: Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. (EST)
- Numbers to pick: 5/70 + 1/25 MegaBall
- Winning odds: 1 in 14.71
- Biggest Jackpot: $1.537 billion
The Mega Millions hardly needs any introduction. It is one of the most mind-boggling lottos in the world. Loved by millions and has provided many people with endless riches. The Mega Millions has been around for just over two decades and in that time it has seen some of the largest lotto jackpots ever given away.
Originally founded in 2002 and started with the name of The Big Game Mega Millions as a successor to the big game that ran before it. The format that is currently used for the Mega Millions differs from the structure and format that was originally implemented with the Big Game Mega Millions. However, this all changed in 2013, on October 19th, when the format was restructured to what is familiarly associated with the Mega Millions today.
The general format used when you buy a Mega Millions ticket is that the players all choose 5 numbers from a selection of 75 for their main choice, known as the “white balls” and a single other number from a selection of 15 for the “Mega Ball”. The ability to play the Mega Millions is available to 44 states in the US, the US Virgin Islands and The District of Columbia.
The price of a ticket in the US is $1 with 45 of the 46 jurisdictions offering a further option called the Megaplier which adds a further $2 to the ticket price. California is the only jurisdiction that does not offer the ability to play the Megaplier.
What makes the Mega Millions so famous is the crazy jackpots it gives away. The minimum value of the jackpot offered by the Mega Millions is $15 million. Which of course, will roll over every time it is not won. It is this rollover that creates the big jackpots that make this lotto so well known.
The largest such jackpot was won on March 30th, 2012, and was a massive $656 million. This jackpot was won by 3 tickets. The largest individual win that has ever been handed out was $326, which was won on November 4th, 2014.
The Mega Millions is one of the most famous lottos in the world and the reason why is very obvious. It is not an expensive lotto and offers some truly impressive jackpots to the players that are lucky enough to win them. If you are interested in getting involved in the lotto then look no further than the Mega Millions!