The lottery of Mega Millions is available for everyone. People who are not American can participate quite easy by buying tickets from various providers. Once a player has bought tickets via an external provider, he or she will directly receive an Email with the certified tickets. Customers can check their tickets on their online account before every withdrawal. The prize for 3 rows is €7.56.
Starting Mega Millions
The Mega Millions lottery started in 1996 and was known as the big game. The first real withdrawal of the casino was in 2002. The jackpot of this lottery is paid 30 times on an annual basis with the amount of pay-out increases 5% each year. Another option for the winner is to choose the cash-out option. With this option a player will receive its money in cash after taxes has been used. Mega Millions uses 5/75 for the white balls and 1/15 for the Mega Ball. The Multiplier, which is going to be told about later in this article, can be played in the United States, California excepted.
The Big Game started selling tickets in August 1996. This was not throughout whole America but in some cities like Georgia and Illionois. At first, the withdrawals were on Friday only. In January 1999 players of the Big Game got the opportunity to cash out their money and a new city was added to the lottery. In 2002 the name Big Money Ball was changed into Mega Ball. The first withdrawal for the Mega Ball was in May 2003. The owner of the Mega Millions is the Illinois lottery. In 2002, 2003 and 2005 other lotteries joined the Mega Ball lottery. These lotteries were; the Washington, Texas and California lottery. Along with the Texas lottery the Multiplier option was introduced. On June 24th of the year 2005 a withdrawal was held in Hollywood. This was to celebrate California joined the Mega Millions lottery. The years of 2005 and 2007 two huge jackpots were won, one of $315 million dollar and one of $390 million dollar.
In 2013 the Mega Millions format was changed slightly. The minimum jackpot amount is at $15 million dollar with ‘’rollovers of at least $5 million dollar. The second prize of the lottery is a $1 million dollar cash gift. A player who wants to win the second prize in the lottery needs to have all the 5 numbers correct. Players now have to choose 5 balls from 75 and 1 from 15 ‘Gold Ball’.
Drawing Mega Millions 2016
Biggest Mega Millions jackpot ever
The biggest jackpot in the Mega Millions history was $656 million dollar. This huge jackpot fell in 2012 and was split between three players. Every winner of the jackpot choses to cash out the prize. The highest jackpot for a single person was $326 and was won by an American ticket. This ticket was bought in New-York. The withdrawal of this Jackpot was on November 2014.
The withdrawals of the Mega Millions lottery are every Tuesday and Friday at 23:00. The current jackpot has a total value of $310 million dollar. When a player has won a prize under $2.500 the money will be transferred directly into the player’s account. When a person has won a prize above $2.500 he or she has to take notice that this will mean that he or she has to travel to America in order to get the prize. Furthermore players need to keep in mind that the prize are taxed by the State and by Federal taxes.
Prize can be multiplied by using the Megaplier. With this tool people can multiply secondary prizes between the 2 and 5 times. The Multiplier can be activated by clicking the multiplier link at the bottom of the player’s game form.
Jackpot price Mega Millions
The Multiplier option still exists and is an option for every prize excepting the jackpot. The profits down below are based on a wager of $1 dollar:
• Corresponding with 5 + 0: $ 250,000 / $ 1 million
• Corresponding with 4+ MB: $ 10,000 / $ 5,000
• Corresponding with 4 + 0: $ 150 / $ 500
• Corresponding with 3 + MB: $ 150 / $ 50
• Corresponding with 3 + 0: $ 7 / $ 5
• Corresponding with 2+ MB: $ 10 / $ 5
• Corresponding with 1 + MB: $ 3 / $ 2
• Corresponding with + MB: $ 2 / $ 1
Chances of winning jackpot Mega Millions
The chances of winning a prize are 1 to 14701. The chance of winning the jackpot is 1 to 258.9 million. The chances of winning are listed down below:
• 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball ( 5 + 1 ): 1 258 890 850 in
• 5 numbers and not the Mega Ball (5 + 0): 1 in 18,492,204
• 4 + 1: 1 in 739.688
• 4 + 0: 1 in 52.835
• 3 + 1: 1 in 10,720
• 3 + 0: 1 in 766
• 2 + 1: 1 in 473
• 1 + 1: 1 in 56
• Only the Mega Ball : 1 in 21
At the middle of the article is noted that people can multiply their prizes by using the Megaplier. This Megaplier multiplies all of the 8 secondary prizes between 2 and 5 times. In this way people can boost their secondary prize from $1 million dollar to a minimum of $2 million and a max of $5miilion dollar!
Jackpots of Mega Millions quite often reach great heights. The first jackpot of 2016 fell in New York and had a value of $165 million dollar. For giving an example, some great jackpots throughout the past years are listed down below:
• $ 640 million dollars won in March 2012
• $ 648 million dollars won in December 2013
• $ 400 million dollars won in March 2014
• $ 390 million dollars won in March 2007
• The list of record jackpots is actually too long to list here , but there are a few records that we want to share with you . On Friday, November 13th player won a jackpot of $ 200 million. On Friday, January 16th, 2015 the first jackpot of the year fell and amounted to $ 270 million dollars! Enough reasons to definitely agree to join the Mega Million lottery.