U.S.A. - Mega Millions
The US Mega Millions is a United States based lottery that is not tied in to any one particular state. Mega Millions can be played in any state in the country, as well as being open to international participants. The Mega Millions lottery offers players the chance to win up to 87 million dollars, along with smaller prizes.
Lottery Odds And Statistics
The US Mega Millions lottery has the player selecting six different numbers for their picks, with a number range running from 1 to 56. The first five numbers are normal numbers, while the sixth is the power ball pick. These numbers need to match exactly in order to win the jackpot. Other types of matches range from a $2 win for matching the sixth number on your ticket up to $250,000 for matching the first five numbers. 572,595 people won at least $2 in the last Mega Millions drawing.
Lottery Security And Results
Mega Millions number drawings are held in secured location, located in Atlanta, Georgia. The drawings are held twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays. The machines used to draw the numbers are tested on a regular basis by lottery employees, as well as a third party firm. Outside of tests and the drawing, the machines are restricted from use and access. All drawings are also filmed to document the process and provide an additional layer of security.
Mega Millions has been around in various forms since 1996. The original name for the game was, The Big Game. Only six states had access to this game when it began. Over time the jackpot grew and the state participation increased. 2007 marked the year that Mega Millions had the largest jackpot on record, at $390 million dollars.
US Mega Millions is a multi-state and online United States based lottery. Players match up to six different numbers in order to win prizes ranging from $2 dollars to almost $100 million dollars. This lottery is simple to play and access, with many different prize levels giving you a good chance to get a winning ticket. Various number matching combinations utilize five normal numbers and the special sixth powerball number.