Mega Millions, previously known as "The Big Game", is a lottery game offered in 45 US states as well as the District of Columbia and US Virgin Islands. Mega Millions, operated by a group of its 12 original lotteries, has become one of the most popular lotteries in the world. This popularity and wild success is due to its wide reach and its massive jackpots.
The only states currently not offering Mega Millions are Utah, Hawaii, Alabama, Nevada and Alaska.
The Mega Millions lottery draws its numbers every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 PM Eastern Time. The draw happens live on television at the WSB-TV studio in Atlanta, GA and it's supervised by the Georgia Lottery. The show hosts are John Crow, Carol Blackmon and Adrian Wollford.
The largest jackpot win in the history of Mega Millions was $1.537 billion, won on October 23rd 2018. The massive jackpot, won by a single ticket sold in North Carolina. The winner claimed their prize under the mask of anonymity in March of 2019.
Out of the 47 jurisdictions in which Mega Millions operates, all but California offer the "Megaplier" option.
There are some questions which our visitors commonly ask about online lotteries. These are the most popular of them.
Important things to consider when assessing which online lottery is the best are prize amount, the location of the lottery operator and the ticket price.
The lottery which is statistically the easiest to win is the yearly Spanish Christmas Lottery, known as El Gordo (The Fat One). El Gordo has odds close to 1 in 100,000.
Probabilistically, Yes! While winning is never guaranteed, one way to increase the probability of winning is to buy a larger number of tickets.
The short answer is yes. Many US state lotteries sell tickets online, there are also online lottery companies which will sell tickets to the more popular global lotteries.
Yes, many people have won the lottery online. See our winners page to read about online lottery winners.
If you win the lottery, the most important thing is to keep it a secret. Don't tell anyone you know, and reach out to the lottery operator to register and claim your win. Once you have talked to the lottery, call a lawyer.