MegaMillions USA | USA Lotto

Mega Millions USA | USA Lotto


History of the Mega Millions lottery:

Launched in 1996, the Mega Millions started off as the The Big Game.  The first tickets went on sale in just a handful of US States namely Georgia, Maryland and Virginia with draws once a week on Fridays.  Eventually the Big Game included more States and another draw on Tuesdays. 

It was on May the 17th in 2002 that the lottery was renamed Mega Millions.

MegaMillions Lotto

How To Play Mega Millions:

The Mega Millions comprises of two ball sets.

  • Players select numbers from 1 to 56 (while balls)
  • Players also select 1 number from 1 to 46 (the gold mega ball)

Due to the fact that the Mega ball is drawn from a separate ball set makes it possible that there can be a duplicate white ball.

To win the jackpot all 6 numbers need to be correct.

Big Mega Millions Rollovers:

Mega Millions is a record holder for the biggest lottery jackpot in the world.  In March 2012 the jackpot increased to a whopping $656 million Dollars (with a cash option of $474 million).   This mind-blowing jackpot was shared by three lucky lotto Mega Millions ticket holders.

On the 6th March 2007, a $360 million Dollar jackpot got won by two winning tickets.

The 4th January 2011 saw the jackpot once again being split between two players.

Changes Coming To Mega Millions This October 2013

October 2013 will see an exciting format change:  

  • The new and improved Mega Millions will see higher jackpots.
  • The minimum jackpot will be $15,000,000.
  • Players will also select their white balls from 1 to 75 and the white Mega ball selection will change to 1 to 15 unlike the EuroMillions Lotto

Live Draws:

The Mega Millions lottery draw takes place on Tuesday and Fridays at 11.00pm.