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The evolution of US Mega Millions

With payouts as big as their burgers, the US Mega Millions lottery wasn’t called ‘The Big Game’ for nothing!

Mega Millions launched back in August 1996, and since its initial conception this international lottery has grown from strength to strength.

It just kept growing and growing. In 1998 an extra Tuesday draw was added and in 2002 the rules were altered making it even more popular!

If you’re looking for huge jackpots and impressive prize pools, look no further than US Mega Millions, with the biggest winner walking away with a mind-blowing AUD$2.1 billion! Can you imagine winning this amount of money?

In the beginning Mega Millions only stretched across 6 states, but after a joining with US Powerball it started selling tickets across the United States.

In 2017 US Mega Millions made a move to increase its popularity, changing the guess range matrix, the size of the division one jackpot and the 2nd division prize and the odds of winning.

Good news story

What would you spend your millions on after winning from an  international lottery draw? Would you be this generous?

A group of nurses in Missouri won a US$10,000 prize in mega millions, but instead of splitting it between themselves, they donated the money to 2 co-workers in desperate need. What generosity!

How to win US Mega Millions

Mega Millions jackpots start at a minimum of AUD$54 million. To win the jackpot you need to match all 5 numbers out of a pool of 70 that are drawn, as well as the Mega Ball, which is drawn from a separate pool of 25. There are 2 draws a week, with a total of 9 divisions!

Want to multiply your win? For a mere $3.45 you can select the multiplier feature, winning up to 5 times more!

When you purchase an entry in our USA Mega Lotto, we will purchase a matching ticket in the Mega Millions lottery conducted in the USA. Check out some of the wins and results on our results page.


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