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Mega Millions Guide

Mega Millions Guide

Posted by Vicky-Leandra Barnard | games | Mega Millions

The Mega Millions game has been one of the most popular and loved lottery game for ages now, and with reason. This rewarding game has not only made many a millionaire, but has also paid out the second biggest lottery jackpot ever, 656 million dollars! This record was only surpassed by the 1.58 billion dollar jackpot USA Powerball win in 2016. Here we have compiled a guide for you so that you can bet on the Mega Millions with confidence, and a good chance of winning.

The History of the Mega Millions

When it was first established in August 1996, the Mega Millions was first known as the Big Game, and its first draw took place on 6 September that year. In the beginning, only 6 American states participated in Mega Millions draws. However, within a few years the game expanded to include more states and introduced an additional draw on Tuesdays in 1998, raising the range of numbers and introducing a cash payment option.

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It was in May 2002, that the Big Game became the Mega Millions, and had more states join, increasing the pool to 9 states. Even more additions were added later on. In January 2010, the Mega Millions made a lucrative agreement with Powerball that enabled players to play both lottery games simultaneously. This led to the number of states offering Mega Millions tickets to rise to 43. In October 2013, new lottery tickets were introduced in order to create even bigger jackpots, better secondary prizes, and better overall odds of winning.

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 Rules and times

To bet on the Mega Millions, simply choose 5 numbers out of a possible 70, as well as 1 Mega Ball number from 1-25. Mega Millions Draws take place twice a week, every Tuesday and Friday at 23h00 EST, which is 06h00 on Wednesday and Saturday in South Africa.

Mega Millions Prize Divisions

Prize TiersMatch
Tier 1 Jackpot
Tier 2 Match 5
Tier 3 Match 4 and Mega
Tier 4 Match 4
Tier 5 Match 3 and Mega
Tier 6 Match 3
Tier 7 Match 2 and Mega
Tier 8 Match Mega
Tier 9 Match 2
Tier 10 Match 1 and Mega

Mega Millions and LottoStar

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