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The first Mega Millions draw took place in 1996, at which time it was known as The Big Game. It made its name as a record-breaking lottery that always had a big jackpot to offer, and over the years it had grown into an even bigger and even more impressive lottery, with jackpots that regularly enter into 9 figures.
There is a minimum Mega Millions jackpot of $40 million and no maximum jackpot, which is why it climbs so high so often and why you can find four Mega Millions jackpots on a list of the ten highest ever lottery jackpots.
How to Play Mega Millions Online With Our Mega Millions Number Generator
Each Mega Millions line consists of 5 main numbers between 1 and 70, with 1 bonus number between 1 and 25. You can choose these numbers yourself or you can select the Mega Millions number generator option, otherwise known as the “Quickplay” option to have them chosen for you.
A single line will get you one play for one draw. If you want to play a number of draws then you can opt for a recurring subscription, choosing to play all draws over the course of a month, or all draws over the course of a year. You will need a credit card in order to choose this method.
How Much Does a Mega Millions Ticket Cost?
It costs €3.00 per line to play Mega Millions on Kindlotto and you can also choose to “boost” the jackpot for a total of €5.00 per play. This adds even more money to the Mega Millions jackpot, giving you millions of more incentives to play.
What was the Biggest Mega Millions Jackpot?
The largest Mega Millions jackpot was $656 million and was won in March 2012. There were three ticket holders and they each walked away with a cash lump sum of $158 million. The largest amount ever won by a single ticket holder on the Mega Millions was $320.5 million, a cash lump sum that was claimed following an advertised jackpot of $543 million in July 2018.
This jackpot is currently listed as the ninth-largest lottery jackpot ever and there are two Mega Millions jackpots ahead of it, but this is the highest to be won by a single ticket holder.
The largest jackpot won when Mega Millions was still called The Big Game was $363 million and was shared between 2 ticket holders, who walked away with a cash lump sum of $90 million each back in the year 2000. This shows you just how far Mega Millions has come over the years, and every year those jackpots get bigger and bigger.
What are the Odds of Winning the Mega Millions?
Every time you play Mega Millions you have a 1 in 302 million chance of winning the jackpot. This is paid out to the player who gets all 6 numbers, and if there are multiple tickets with all 6 numbers then it will be shared between them.
The overall chance of winning on Mega Millions are 1 in 24, with the smallest prize returning odds of 1 in 37. For a full list of Mega Millions odds, see below:
- All 6 Numbers (Jackpot) = 1 in 302,575,350
- 5 Main Numbers = 1 in 12,607,306
- 4 Main Numbers + Bonus = 1 in 931,001
- 4 Main Numbers = 1 in 38,792
- 3 Main Numbers + Bonus = 1 in 14,547
- 3 Main Numbers = 1 in 606
- 2 Main Numbers + Bonus = 1 in 693
- 2 Main Numbers = 1 in 89
- 1 Main Number + Bonus = 1 in 37
- Bonus = 1 in 24
When is the Mega Millions Draw?
Mega Millions is drawn every Tuesday and Friday evening at 11pm Eastern Time. The draws take place in a TV studio in Atlanta, Georgia, and they are supervised by the Georgia Lottery, who are one of the biggest state lottery organizations in the United States, and one that has had a hand in creating some of the biggest lottery millionaires over the last few decades.