Introduced in 1996, Mega Millions is a famous American lottery. Formerly known as The Big Game, the lottery was renamed to The Big Mega Millions in 2002 and finally Mega Millions.
The game is offered in 44 US states and the Virgin Islands. Mega Millions results are announced every Tuesday and Friday at 11 PM EST. Drawings are held at WSB-TV studios in Atlanta. The lottery guarantees a minimum jackpot of $40 million.
The game involves drawing five numbers from a pool of 70 numbers and a Mega Ball from 25 numbers. To win the jackpot, a player needs to match all the six figures. To play a game, players have to pay a fee of $2. Players in all jurisdictions, except California, can avail the Megaplier option that enhances the non-jackpot winnings by 2,3,4, or 5 times. Those activating the option need to pay $1 extra per game. The largest jackpot produced by the lottery till date is $1.537 billion.
In 2009, the Mega Millions consortium and Multi-State Lottery Association joined hands to cross-sell Mega Millions and Powerball tickets across the country. The association is often termed as Mega Power Lottery. Depending on their jurisdiction, jackpot winners can either choose to receive the entire amount as a lump sum payment or get the payment annuitized.
To play the game, players need to be at least 18 years of age, except in Louisiana, Iowa, and Arizona where players below 21 are barred from participating in the game, and Nebraska that requires the minimum age of participants to be 19 years.
Latest mega Millions result
Draw date: May 3, 2019
Winning numbers: 8 16 22 66 68 11
Jackpot: $252 million
Number of winners: 793,291
Next Mega Millions result to be announced on May 7, 2019, estimated jackpot: $273 million
How to play Mega Millions
Players playing Mega Millions from the U.S. need to visit their local authorized lottery dealer to buy their ticket. Players need to select five numbers of their choice from a pool of 70 numbers and a MegaBall between 1 and 25. Players who do not want to pick their numbers can use the Quick Pick option. For an additional $1 per game, players can activate the Megaplier option.
How to play mega Millions online
Players from outside the U.S. can play Mega Millions online with Lottomania. To get started, players need to get registered with us. Once they have created an account, players can choose five numbers between 1 and 70 and a MegaBall of their choice from 1-25. Those who do not want to pick their numbers manually can use the Quick Pick option to let the system draw numbers randomly on their behalf. After Mega Millions results are announced, we inform winners through email.
Recent Mega Millions results
|04/30/2019||24, 37, 41, 61, 70||20||$229|
|04/26/2019||9, 17, 23, 30, 46||10||$212|
|04/23/2019||7, 24, 30, 48, 67||9||$192|
|04/19/2019||18, 25, 43, 44, 57||25||$175|