PICK MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF NUMBERS YOU CAN (20) IN EACH LINE
CHOOSE NUMBER OF DRAWS
1 draw is a weak choice. Choose more draws in purpose to maximize your chances to win the JackPot.
Participating in 4 draws is better than participating in 1 draw. As big amount of draws you participate as bigger your chances to win the JackPot.
12 draws is a good choice, but we strongly recommend you to choose the option of 24 or 48 draws in purpose to maximize your chances to win the JackPot.
Participating in 24 draws raises you chances to win the JackPot.
48 draws is the best selection. Now you maximized your chances to win the JackPot.
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The Megamillions lottery is based in the USA and has grown in popularity over the years. It can be found in the following states: Colorado, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, Missouri, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, South Carolina, Texas, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington D.C, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin in the United States.
The draws are hosted in Atlanta, Georgia on WSBTV. The draws take place two times a week and are regulated by the Georgia Lottery. The lottery airs every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 PM Eastern time USA.
Mega Millions History
The MegaMillions lottery was originally known as The Big Game before changing to its current name in 2002. The lottery was formed by Rebecca Paul and Penelope Kyle, who were the directors of the Georgia and Virginia lottery respectively. The first tickets were sold in Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and Illinois on August 31st, in the year 1996. Players have been given the option to receive their winnings in cash since 1999.
History of the Jackpot Prizes
There have been a number of jackpot winners over the years since the introduction of the MegaMillions lottery. The largest MegaMillions jackpot was won by three people on March 30th, 2012 and was valued at $656 million with an option for cash at $474 million. All three winners chose the cash option and claimed their reward by April, 18th. The second biggest jackpot to ever be rewarded by the MegaMillions lottery was $390 million, which was won by two individuals from New Jersey and Georgia on March 6th, 2007. Both winners also chose the cash option and split $233 million between them. The fluctuating interest rates led to different ratios with regard to annuity and cash values of the jackpot.
The third largest ever jackpot won was $380 million on January 4th, 2011 by three individuals from Idaho, Post Falls and Ephrata, Washington who matched all six numbers. The winners chose the cash option and split $240 million between them. With regard to the jackpot alternative, the prize was paid out in 26 yearly installments (at a 34% tax rate) or optionally all at once with a 50% tax rate.
The last 5/56 + 1/46 draw took place on October 18th, 2013 but unfortunately the $37 million jackpot was not won by anyone. The structure of the annuity was changed on October 22nd, 2013 as well as the format of the draw. The jackpot minimum was changed to $15 million with minimal rollovers of $5 million. The second prize (consisting of a 5+0 combination) was changed to $1 million in cash. Participants are now required to pick 5 out of the 75 white ball numbers and 1 number out of the 15 that make up the “Gold ball” category.
The nights set for the lottery actually contain six prerecorded draws that include four “test” ones done before the actual draw, then one “post test” drawing that comes after. These draws take place two times a week at 11:00 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The draw results are not declared as official until they have been taken through an auditing process by the Harvey, Covington & Thomas, LLC accounting firm.
Numbers drawn frequently in MegaMillions
Some of the numbers have been drawn most frequently in the Mega Millions lottery include 3, 21, 27, 29, 31, 36, 38, 44, 45, 48, 49, and 56. The numbers that have hardly featured in most draws include 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 34 and 53.