Mega Millions

Many may know Mega Millions as The Big Game Mega Millions as it was previously named. The game is operated in America and is a $1 lottery game. The game began in 2002 and has a minimum jackpot of $12,000,000. The large jackpot is paid over a period of years for most players. When a winner isn’t chosen, the jackpot is increased unless another jackpot is held right after the first. Mega Millions is offered in many different states. Some however; have opted out of all lotteries such as the state of Utah.

Winners of Mega Millions

Players will buy a ticket for just $1. There are currently 44 states that offer Mega Millions. Aside from California, players also have an additional $2 bet which is the Megaplier. This is where non-jackpot prizes are multiplied by 2, 3 or 4. When the winners are chosen, they will win installments of the jackpot over a period of 26 years. Alternatively, players can take the cash prize and walk away with a portion of the jackpot all at once. This amount is substantially less and is taxed as a lump sum of money.

Where to Find Mega Millions

Mega Millions offers players easy to find tickets. Players more than likely will be able to find a place to purchase tickets at any local convenience store. Other drugstores may carry them as well. Mega Millions is drawn at 10:59pm Eastern time on Tuesdays and Fridays, even on holidays in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mega Millions History

The largest jackpot in the history of Mega Millions was $656,000,000 which gave a cash option of $474,000,000. This jackpot was held on March 30, 2012 with three jackpot winners. Each winner was located in Illinois, Maryland and Kansas. In 2010, the expansion of Mega Millions and Powerball took place.

How to Play Mega Millions

Mega Millions is one of the easiest forms of gambling. Many will purchase tickets as often as they can to seek out fortune. Tickets are sold for $1 each; players are able to buy multiple tickets as well. To increase a player’s odds some will purchase Megapliers which can increase their non-jackpot winnings by 2, 3 and 4 times with just $2. Players will choose 6 numbers from two sets. Five numbers will be chosen from 1-56 and one number from 1-46. Alternatively players can select “easy pick.” The drawings are then held, players will then be able to claim their winnings.