History of Mega Millions USA
The Mega Millions lottery was launched August 31, 1996 and was then called the Big Game. The first draw took place on 6 September 1996 in six participating states: Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and Virginia. In May 1999, New Jersey became the seventh state to offer this lottery. Three years later, in May 2002, the name “MegaMillions” was born.
On 31 January 2010, 23 state lotteries joined Mega Millions more and a history of cross-selling agreement with Powerball took shape. Additional lotteries have joined the Mega Millions since it is now played in 44 jurisdictions. Mega Millions could start with a minimum jackpot lottery smaller than its sister mega US Powerball, but the jackpot with this game can be extremely high, and he can make the weight against the biggest lotteries.
Initially, the game offered players the ability to select only 5 numbers out of 56, with a Mega Ball number complementary chosen on a grid of 1 to 46 in 2003, Texas has pioneered the Megaplier option play (which allows players to add an extra ball which multiplies second prizes up to four times). On October 22, 2013, Mega Millions has a new look by changing the number of main numbers and Mega Ball at its gate, the threshold for starting jackpot increased from 12 to 15 million dollars … As all lotteries, s”il no winner of the jackpot, the prize amounts and increases until someone wins. This adds even more excitement, in addition to increasing the value of the lottery every time the value of the jackpot increases.
How to play the Mega Millions ?
Players must choose 5 numbers in a ticket between 1 and 75 numbers and a number called in a ticket Megaball between 1 and 15 to win the jackpot, you must match all five numbers plus the Megaball number. There are nine ways to win and you can win a prize just by matching the MEGA. Statistically, one ticket on 15 wins.
Who are the areas that participating Mega Millions ?
American Mega Millions is located in the following states:
Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico , New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, US.
Mega Millions draws the attention of fans worldwide lottery with jackpots and huge price.
To win the March 30, 2012, the largest jackpot in the history of American lottery was drawn when a jackpot of 656 million USD by three lucky winners in the draw (with an option to cash in the amount of 474 million dollars) has been granted. In November 2003, an Atlanta resident has discovered that he had won the jackpot of $ 39.9 million MegaMillions.