Mega Millions Lottery
MegaMillions, along with Powerball, is one of the ‘big two’ multi-state lottery games in the US and is played in 43 different states plus the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands. Draws take place twice a week in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday and Friday nights at 23.00 Eastern Time.
MegaMillions jackpots have a minimum value of US$15 million and if no player wins the jackpot then it will roll over to the next draw. As there is no limit to the number of times the jackpot can rollover, jackpots regularly exceed US$100 million and MegaMillions currently holds the world record for the biggest jackpot ever won when, in March 2012, three ticket holders shared a jackpot worth US$656 million.
The latest result is given below and the results for the last five draws can be found on the MegaMillions results page
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Buying MegaMillions Lottery Tickets
MegaMillions is played by selecting five main numbers between 1 and 75 and one Mega Ball number between 1 and 15. The jackpot is won by matching all six numbers although there are a further eight prize tiers offering guaranteed cash prizes for matching fewer numbers. The only state to not offer guaranteed prizes is California as all lottery wins within the state are pari-mutuel, which means they are calculated based on ticket sales and the number of winners in each prize tier.
The overall odds of winning a prize on MegaMillions are 1 in 15, although the odds of winning in each prize tier vary. The following table illustrates the odds of winning in each prize tier.
|Match||Odds of Winning||Prize|
|Match 5 and Mega||1 in 258,890,850||Jackpot|
|Match 5||1 in 18,492,204||$1 million|
|Match 4 and Mega||1 in 739,688||$5,000|
|Match 4||1 in 52,835||$500|
|Match 3 and Mega||1 in 10,720||$50|
|Match 3||1 in 766||$5|
|Match 2 and Mega||1 in 473||$5|
|Match 1 and Mega||1 in 56||$2|
|Mega only||1 in 21||$1|
Players in some states can choose to increase the value of any non-jackpot prize by playing the Megaplier. This is similar to the Power Play option in Powerball except prizes can be multiplied between two and five times depending on the Megaplier number drawn after the main game. Playing the Megaplier costs an additional fee but there is no doubt that it could pay off handsomely as a US$1 million MegaMillions prize winner could see their prize increased to between US$2 and US$5 million!
More about MegaMillions
Mega Millions Rolls for a Thirteenth Time!
The number 13 could bring good luck for a change if a Mega Millions player on Friday happens to snag the jackpot, which has rolled over that many times. No one matched all five main numbers and the Mega Ball last night to win $136 million, although there were plenty of prize winners from the $1 bonus gained by 1,208,394 ticket holders who matched just the Mega Ball to a cool $1 million claimed by two lucky players who matched five main numbers.
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8th October 2014
Pennsylvania Player Scoops $149 Million Jackpot with Mega Millions
Mega Millions officials have confirmed that the $149 million jackpot was finally won in last night’s draw. The phenomenal top prize was a result of 12 successive rollovers and six weeks without a top tier winner but that all changed last night when one lucky ticket purchased in Pennsylvania matched all six numbers drawn.
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21st May 2014
Florida’s First Mega Millions Jackpot Winner Claims $207 Million Prize
One lucky couple stepped forward yesterday to claim Florida’s first Mega Millions jackpot since the state joined in the multi-state lottery less than a year ago. Raymond Moyer and Robyn Collier matched all five main numbers drawn, plus the Mega Ball, to win a share of the $414 million jackpot offered in the March 18 drawing.
Continue reading Florida’s First Mega Millions Jackpot Winner Claims $207 Million Prize.
30th April 2014
Californian Man Claims $30 Million Mega Millions Jackpot
The Mega Millions drawing last night saw no players walk away with a jackpot win but the multi-state lottery still made one lucky ticket holder a multi-millionaire this week. Leopoldo Choi of Los Angeles claimed his $30 million Mega Millions jackpot on Monday, just ten days after he won the top prize.
Continue reading Californian Man Claims $30 Million Mega Millions Jackpot.
16th April 2014
First Mega Millions Jackpot Win in Over a Year for New York
Last night’s Mega Millions drawing saw one lucky New Yorker scoop the $20 million jackpot prize, the first top tier win for the state in over a year. The fortunate player, who purchased their ticket in the Sufflok County region of New York, was the only person across the entire nation to match all five main numbers (19, 26, 51, 57 and 73) as well as the Mega Ball (15).
Continue reading First Mega Millions Jackpot Win in Over a Year for New York.
26th March 2014