The Large Game Tickets started to become offered in in Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Virginia on August 31, 1996, for that new game, then referred to as Big Game. Sketches were initially held Fridays only.
The Georgia Lottery was part of MUSL at that time and desired to sell both games through out 1996 however, inside a couple of days, Georgia was intentionally taken off MUSL, coming back using the 2010 mix-selling expansion.
Starting in The month of january 1999, jackpot winners received the choice to get their prize in cash.
In May 1999, Nj became a member of The Large Game, the only real jurisdiction to do this prior to the Big Game grew to become Mega Millions in 2002.
The Large Game Mega Millions New You are able to and Ohio became a member of The Large Game on May 15, 2002, once the game was altered to the second name, The Large Game Mega Millions, temporarily retaining that old name and it is “gold ball” emblem. The “Big Bucks Ball” grew to become the “Mega Ball.” Following the game’s name was altered, the yellow ball within the new Mega Millions emblem read “The Large Game.” The very first (The Large Game) Mega Millions drawing occured on May 17, 2002. The very first three more lotteries offering Mega Millions were Washington (September 2002), Texas (2003), and California (2005). California was the final accessory for Mega Millions prior to the mix-sell growth of 2010. Montana became a member of Mega Millions on March 1, 2010, the very first accessory for Mega Millions following the mix-sell expansion.
When Texas added Mega Millions in 2003, it started offering a choice then available simply to Texas Lottery players, the Megaplier, which has similarities to Powerball’s Power Play. The 11 Mega Millions lotteries without Megaplier around the The month of january 31, 2010 mix-selling date progressively added the multiplier by The month of january 2011, all Mega Millions lotteries offered the Megaplier.
On June 24, 2005, to commemorate California joining Mega Millions, enter occured in Hollywood, with Carrie Underwood assisting Glenn Burns for that draw.
For that drawing of November 15, 2005, an organization known as “Overall Game 7” held the only real jackpot-winning ticket, bought in Anaheim, California, winning $315 million. They find the cash option, splitting $175 million before Federal tax. This continues to be the largest prize won with a single Mega Millions ticket.
On March 6, 2007, the Mega Millions jackpot arrived at $390 million, the record for the second biggest jackpot in US history. The jackpot was shared by two tickets, both matching the figures of 16-22-29-39-42 and Mega Ball 20. Both winners find the cash option, with every share $116,557,083 before withholdings.
2010 mix-sell expansion The Nj Lottery, amongst others, at the begining of 2009 announced it might seek permission to market Powerball tickets alongside Mega Millions. In 2009, a contract between Mega Millions and MUSL permitted all US lotteries, including New Jersey’s, to provide both games. On The month of january 31, 2010, Mega Millions expanded to incorporate 23 Powerball lotteries. By that date, 35 jurisdictions were taking part in Mega Millions. On the day that, 10 existing Mega Millions lotteries started selling Powerball tickets, for any then total of 43 lotteries. Ohio became a member of Powerball on April 16, 2010 presently, only California offers Mega Millions without also offering Powerball. On March 1, 2010, Montana grew to become the very first Powerball member to include Mega Millions following the mix-sell expansion. On March 20, 2010, Nebraska grew to become the 37th Mega Millions member. On March 28, 2010, Or grew to become the 38th Mega Millions member. Arizona, on April 18, 2010, grew to become Mega Millions’ 39th member. Maine, on May 9, 2010, grew to become Mega Millions’ 40th member. Colorado and South Dakota added Mega Millions on May 16, 2010, getting the entire to 42 jurisdictions The newest accessory for Mega Millions was the united states Virgin Islands in October 2010.
Presumably because of their knowledge about the ability Play choice for Powerball, all 23 lotteries joining Mega Millions on The month of january 31, 2010 immediately offered Megaplier for their players. The Megaplier remains attracted by Texas Lottery computers, despite the fact that most Mega Millions people provide the multiplier. Montana, offering Powerball prior to the expansion date, grew to become the 24th lottery to provide Megaplier. Nebraska grew to become the 25th lottery to provide Megaplier. Or grew to become the 26th lottery to provide Megaplier. Arizona, by joining Mega Millions, grew to become the 27th lottery to provide Megaplier. Maine, by joining Mega Millions, grew to become the 28th lottery to provide Megaplier. Colorado and joining Mega Millions, elevated the amount to 37 lotteries offering Megaplier.
Mega Millions tickets bought on or after September 12, 2010, using the Megaplier activated instantly win $a million when the second-prize level is won.
On March 13, 2010, Nj grew to become the very first Mega Millions member (right before the mix-sell expansion) to make a jackpot-winning ticket for Powerball after joining Powerball. Check in was worth over $211 million award (the money option was selected.) On May 28, 2010, New York grew to become the very first Powerball member (right before the mix-selling expansion) to make a jackpot-winning Mega Millions ticket after joining Mega Millions. That jackpot was $12 million award.