If you want to know more about Lotto247’s Mega Millions - its dynamics, its history, how to play it, your probabilities of winning, and how it compares to other lotteries; then, you have come to the right place.
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Attractiveness of Mega Millions
Mega Millions one of the biggest US Lotteries that kickstarted in the year 2002.
Mega Millions had its 1st jackpot winner on its first draw. Over the years, it has a total of 196 jackpots won by 222 individual tickets, 20 of which have been shared over 2 or more winning tickets.
Mega Millions has awarded 23 jackpots more than $300 Million.
Highest so far? It's $1.5B last October 23, 2018. The jackpot was so damn big it was still one of the world's largest lottery jackpot prizes won on a single ticket.
Other large prizes were $1.050B, in 2021; $536M, in 2016; $533M, in 2018.
Six out of 196 Mega Millions jackpots have been won on a Friday the 13th.
This lottery got their 1st jackpot winner on the 1st try, holds the world record of the highest jackpot amount won by a single ticket, and defies the Friday the 13th jinx. If that doesn't make you feel extra lucky, I don't know what will.
Mega Millions: Rules and Winning Probability
About the rules
The rules of Mega Millions are simple:
- Choose a 5-number combination from a set of numbers - essentially 1 to 70.
- Choose one number from a set of numbers - 1 to 25.
- Get as many right guesses when the results come out. And, you win based on the number of correct guesses you have on your ticket.
They hold their lottery draws every Tuesday and Friday at 11PM ET. And, with Lotto247 being your partner, when you win, you always get the notification - emails, and sometimes phone calls. Alternatively, you can check on the result page and check the results once it is posted.
About your probability of winning
To win the jackpot, your odds of winning is 1 out of 302 million. To win anything, maximum of a million dollars, it's 1 out of 89.
Here. Let me get you the full perspective of things:
|MATCHING NUMBERS||PROBABILITY OF WINNING||PRIZE|
|Five numbers + Mega Ball||1 out of 302,575,350||Jackpot|
|Five numbers||1 out of 12,607,306||$ 1,000,000.00|
|Four numbers + Mega Ball||1 out of 931,001||$ 10,000.00|
|Four numbers||1 out of 38,792||$ 500.00|
|Three numbers + Mega Ball||1 out of 14,547||$ 200.00|
|Three numbers||1 out of 606||$ 10.00|
|Two numbers + Mega Ball||1 out of 693||$ 10.00|
|One number + Mega Ball||1 out of 89||$ 4.00|
Purchase Procedure for Mega Millions
You know what they say about winning- those who actually try will ever have a chance to win. That being said, here's how to place a bet on Mega Millions in the Lotto247 platform:
1) Open a browser, and go to Lotto247.com
2) Login using your email and password.
3) Make sure there's enough deposit on your account; Or, if your account has no deposit yet - process your first deposit. Please note that if you're depositing on your Lotto247 account for the first time ever, take note that Lotto247 has a 1st deposit bonus, like +50% bonus.
4) Find the lottery that you want to place a bet on - in this case, Mega Millions. I usually tap that green triple dash at the top left corner and go to “All Lotteries”.
5) Scroll down and look for Mega Millions. Tap "Play Now."
6) Pick your numbers or go random with the autopick feature, your choice.
7) Once you've decided, tap "Purchase Now".
NOTE: Make sure all tickets are filled out. You wouldn't want to send a blank ticket. That would be just a waste, wouldn't it?
Comparison of Mega Millions and Powerball
If there’s any other lottery that can be compared to Mega Millions in terms of overall awesomeness, that’s gotta be PowerBall.
They are both US-based lotteries - that means they play by the USD, one of the strongest currencies of the world.
Technically, they both started in the 90’s, but the name “Mega Millions” only got coined around 2002. Mega Millions was formerly known as “The Big Game”.
If you want to check other details, I got them jotted for you below.
COMPARISON: POWERBALL VS MEGA MILLIONS
|POWER BALL||MEGA MILLIONS|
|Year Started||1992||2002 (1996)|
|Ticket Cost||$2 ( ₹148.29)||$2 ( ₹148.29)|
|Lottery Dynamics||Select 5 numbers from 1 to 69; and, 1 from 1 to 26.||Select 5 numbers from 1 to 70; and, 1 from 1 to 25.|
|Probability to win any prize||1 out of 38||1 out of 89|
|Probability to win the jackpot prize||1 out of 292M||1 out of 302M|
|Highest Jackpot Prize Won||$1.586B (January 2016)||$1.537B (October 2018)|
|Minimum withdrawal||€10||£10, €12, or $15|
|Payout Options||2 options (lump-sum payout option, or annuity payout option)||2 options (lump-sum payout option, or annuity payout option)|
|Jackpot Cap (Yes or no?)||No||No|
|Jackpot Rollover (if no one wins it)||Yes||Yes|
Top 2 of the lotteries that changed lives over their 20 years, give or take, of service. Originally, it was only available to those lucky enough to be born at a certain time, with certain parents, and a specific longitude and latitude. Now made available to the rest of the world with Lotto247's partnership.
The digital age clearly has its pros and cons. If you ask me, the pros outweigh the cons by lightyears. Imagine life without the internet, that means we will never ever be able to participate in any life changing, wealth giving international games - like Mega Millions.
Imagine a door of opportunity opening to you and giving you the possibilities - whether you are in India, Bangladesh, or any other place. Remember that fortune favors the bold - not the shy, not the timid, and certainly not the coward. Calculate your risk before moving forward and only use the money that you can afford to lose. Other than that, sky's the limit for you as long as you take action.