US Mega Millions
166 Million (USD$)
Fri, Jul 30, 2021
MegaMillions lotto is the USA's most exciting multi-state lottery where jackpots often rise to over $300 million (USD). Mega Millions is played across 46 American states making a huge player base and therefor, huge jackpots. The highest jackpot win so far is a staggering $656 million (USD).
The top prize starts at $15 million dollars and increases with every rollover when it is not won. There is no cap on the MegaMillions lotto.
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 internet is an easy and convenient way to get in on the action, no matter where you live! Imagine what you could do with all those millions of dollars!
The odds of winning any MegaMillions prize is 1 in 14.
You can even will a prize just by matching the Mega Ball alone!
|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|
The MegaMillions started out as The Big Game in September 1996 with only six participating states and didn't become Mega Millions until May 2002. At this point, more states joined in and the format of the game was changed. Up until this point, there were no rollovers, this was replaced with the uncapped ability to rollover. The number of balls drawn was also changed and a new minimum jackpot introduced.
In October 2012, the Mega Millions was revamped again, 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 revamped - improving the overall winning odds to 1 in 15. The Megaplier range was also changed.
Mega Millions Lottery Results
UK During the first UK lottery double rollover at the beginning of 1996, all the lottery terminals failed because the system couldn't keep up with the demand. An average of 7 million tickets were sold per hour during this time.