The Mega Millions started in August of 1996 as "The Big Game", and the first draw took place on the 6th of September. An extra draw was added only two years later, and players were given a larger choice of numbers. In January of 1998, a cash payout option was added for players, and a rebrand took place in 2002 when the game became the now well-known Mega Millions. As of 2016, South Africans can bet on this lotto exclusively through LottoStar.
Betting on the results of the Mega Millions game is really easy and can be done in a few simple steps. All you have to do is:
- Select 5 numbers out of a possible 70
- Select 1 "Mega Number" from 1-25
Don’t forget, there is also a Booster option available that you can use to increase the amount you stand to win.
The Mega Millions game is drawn every Tuesday and Friday at 23:30 EST, which is 05:30 on Wednesday and Saturday in South Africa.