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  • €241,000,000
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  • €131,524,847
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  • 52
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  • 90 days ago

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MegaMillions lottery tickets cost just $1 per day. The lottery itself is a United States multi-state lottery that has been running on the 5/75=1/15 number format. Similar to the Powerball, this is an enormous jackpot that must have low odds of winning so as to create huge lotto prizes running into the hundreds of millions.

You can win this lottery by picking 6 numbers from two different and separate pools of numbers; one number from 1 to 15 and five different numbers from 1 to 75. Alternatively you can opt is for the easy select pick

History

When it was first introduced in May 2002, MegaMillions lottery replaced the Big Game lottery. It is based on the Powerball game format and it actively competes the United States’ favourite lottery game. In an attempt to get an edge over the Powerball jackpots, this new Mega Million lottery offer better jackpot odds – by 40%. It also added more states to the mix.

Despite better odds, most people cite the fact that you can buy a Mega Million ticket for just $1 while Powerball tickets go for $2. It also gives you better odds of matching the Mega Ball number. This is 1:21 odd of winning back your investment.

Draws for the Mega Millions Lottery take place on Tuesday and Friday from Atlanta, Georgia at 11 pm. Occasional draws also take place in Time Square, NEW York whenever the jackpot exceed US$200 million.

A few things to know about the Mega Millions lottery

Despite the fact that the odds against wining Mega Millions are tremendous to say the least, there are a few strategies you can employ to play the game smart and get better chance of learning how to win the Mega Million prizes. But it will still take some luck. The lottery numbers are drawn randomly. However, even randomly drawn numbers create patterns that can be tracked then used to your advantage. Simply stated:

Numbers that are most likely to win happen often while those that are least likely to win happen rarely.

The key to increasing your chances at the jackpot is to play the probabilities. For instance, by playing a pattern that occurs only 5 percent f the time, you can expect this pattern to lose 95 percent of the time. This means that you have no chance of winning 95 percent of the time.

How the Mega Millions lottery works

Mega Millions player have to choose from 5 different main numbers from white balls drawn. Te balls are numbers from 1 to 75 and also 1 number (the mega ball) is drawn from good ball numbered 1 to 15.

Alternatively, players can select the easy pick facility which generates the numbers automatically for you in much the same way the Lucky Dip option offered by Euro Million in Europe and National Lottery in the UK.

The Jackpot itself starts off at US$ 15 million and increases to at least US$5 million every time a rollover for each draw occurs when no on wins the top prize.

The 2nd Mega Millions Prize level also guarantees a US$ 1 million prize, and this can be multiplied to a cool $5 million using the lottery’s MegaPlier feature

The Mega Millions MegaPlier feature

Just as with the PowerPlay option available with the Powerball game, the Mega Millions lottery has an extra feature that can be activated when you play the game for just an additional US$1 per ticket. This add-on is called the Mega Millions MegaPlier and players can choose to boost the value of their final prize by using this feature.

The add on multiplies non jackpot winnings by values ranging from 2 to 5 the amount won. This considerably increases the Mega Million win

The Random Number Generator

While the five main Mega Million number and the Mega Ball number are the traditional way with the white lottery balls being moved around in 2 rotating drums, the MegaPlier number is only drawn n the Texas Lottery using an RNG (Random Number Generator) Lotto Number Picker.

Who is eligible to play?

In the past, only resident citizens of any of the US member states were allowed to participate in the Mega Millions lottery draws. Nowadays however, you can choose your lottery numbers and purchase lottery tickets from genuine as well as fully authorized online lottery ticket sales agents such as LottoLand from any part of the world!


When to play MegaMillions?

The MegaMillions jackpot is worth €241,000,000 right now and on average this jackpot pays out €131,524,847 every 52 days. The MegaMillions jackpot was last hit on March 8, 2016, awarding the winning player €142,561,966 at that time.



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MegaMillions avarage jackpot is €131,524,847 and hits by avarage every 52 days. It was last hit 90 days ago.



MegaMillions Jackpot Winners

DateAmount
April 29, 2017€56,000,000
January 28, 2017€176,000,000
November 19, 2016€77,000,000
October 12, 2016€44,000,000
September 17, 2016€118,000,000
July 20, 2016€23,000,000
July 9, 2016€488,000,000
March 8, 2016€142,561,966
January 8, 2016€151,779,705
November 13, 2015€185,717,200
September 12, 2015€93,493,696
August 1, 2015€22,745,600
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