Let’s talk about MegaMillions in Lottland India - its mechanics, how it differs from powerball, and everything there is to know about MegaMillions.
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What is MegaMillions? (Overview)
United State's top super-lottery alongside Powerball - that's MegaMillions for you.
One of the biggest historical features of MegaMillions is the fact that it has given quite possibly the biggest jackpot prize won to this day. In fact, its biggest jackpot won at $1.537 Billion (around ₹10,900 Crores) has broken records and still holds its spot as the biggest, if not one of the biggest lottery jackpot won historically. Just so you know, the 2nd biggest jackpot won from MegaMillions is still half a billion, give or take. So, MegaMillions is, to this day, a lottery worth to bet on just for that one chance to hit it big.
The weekly draws happen every Wednesday and Saturdays, 8:30 AM Indian Standard Time.
Naturally, only residents within the continental USA are allowed to participate in MegaMillions and its lotteries. But, no worries, lottoland got you covered in that aspect. Lottoland allows you to bet on the outcome of the lotteries with a guarantee that you will receive the jackpot prize should you win.
You are to pick a total of 6 numbers. 5 of which are to be chosen from numbers1 to 70; and that 1 "golden ball" is to be chosen from numbers 1 to 25. Generally, your prize would depend on the number of correct guesses you have on your ticket; and, a correctly guessed golden ball will grant you more prize.
There is no cap on the jackpot amount. So, depending on when was the last time a jackpot was last won, the jackpot will continue to accumulate until that one lucky person (could be you) takes the jackpot home. That being said, while I am unable to put the expected amount for the jackpot, as it can very well vary, here’s a list of prizes per winning scenario.
|Winning Scenario||Average Prize||INR Conversion|
|1 (5 main numbers)||$1,000,000.00||₹7,1 Crores|
|2 (4 main numbers + Mega Ball)||$10,000.00||₹7,16,500|
|3 (4 main numbers)||$500.00||₹3,580|
|4 (3 main numbers + Mega Ball)||$200.00||₹1,430|
|5 (3 main numbers)||$10.00||₹715|
|6 (2 main numbers + Mega Ball)||$10.00||₹715|
|7 (1 main number + Mega Ball)||$4.00||₹286|
The system is fair. That is, the higher the jackpot prize, then the probability of winning it should be just as challenging as it is humongous.
That being said, your probability of winning the jackpot is 1 out of 302,575,350. However, fret not. You can still win either way.
Your chances of winning any prize is 1 out of 25. That means you are likely to win more often with Mega Millions than pretty much any other lottery.
Below is a more comprehensive presentation on your probabilities of winning any prize - jackpot, or not.
|Winning Scenario||Probability of Winning||Average Prize||INR Conversion|
|5 main numbers + Mega Ball||1 in 302,575,350||Jackpot||Jackpot|
|5 main numbers||1 in 12,607,306||$1,000,000.00||₹7,1 Crores|
|4 main numbers + Mega Ball||1 in 931,001||$10,000.00||₹7,16,500|
|4 main numbers||1 in 38,792||$500.00||₹3,580|
|3 main numbers + Mega Ball||1 in 14,547||$200.00||₹1,430|
|3 main numbers||1 in 606||$10.00||₹715|
|2 main numbers + Mega Ball||1 in 693||$10.00||₹715|
|1 main number + Mega Ball||1 in 89||$4.00||₹286|
|Mega Ball||1 in 25||$2.00||₹143|
Procedure to Purchase MegaMillions
So far, we have visited the most important points that would help us conclude that Mega Millions is a force to reckon with - its mechanics, the probability of winning, and how much wealth will add should you hit the jackpot. Now, I’ll show you the navigation steps that will surely help you, if not expertfully guide you, towards purchasing your first Mega Millions ticket in Lottoland India (lottoland.asia).
1) Go to lottoland.asia and then log in.
a) You will need to click on the human icon at the top right corner to login.
2) Log in to your account
a) If you don’t have an account yet, now is a good time to register.
b) If you already have an account, enter your registered email and password. Then hit “LOG IN NOW”.
If it’s your first time logging in to your account, you might need to submit a deposit to your account. Please refer to this article here for a walkthrough - Lottoland: How to Deposit Money
3) Navigate The System: Find Mega Millions, then tap on it.
4) Define your bet.
a) A pre-selected number combination will automatically be available for you the moment you reach this part. If you don’t like it, you can tap “delete” or “edit”. The “quick pick” option will add a new randomly selected number combination. Note: it’s INR 300 per ticket.
b) Would you like an extra game? If you want to place a bet for the same set of numbers for both the draws, or schedule it either a Wednesday or a Saturday draw, this is where you decide on it.
c) How long would you like to play for? Define the number of weeks, subscribe so you don’t miss a draw, or jackpot hunt until you win a jackpot. It’s all up to you.
d) Click “QUICK BUY”
1) From here on, the scenario will depend on whether or not your account has sufficient funds to cover for the purchase.
a) If your account has enough funds, this transaction will go through smoothly.
b) If your account has not enough funds, you will be asked to either submit a payment for the purchase using your trusted payment method, or submit a deposit to your account.
2) 1 Free Ticket. If you buy 2 Mega Millions tickets, the 2nd will practically be free.
Compare MegaMillions and Powerball
There’s only one lottery that would rival MegaMillions in terms of its relative strength against other competitors - Powerball.
To give a quick overview about Powerball, it’s a US-based MegaLottery that currently holds the highest jackpot won and awarded to winning tickets to this day. The mechanics aren't too far from MegaMillions. In fact, they have a very similar approach towards their lottery mechanics. They both give fantastic rewards to their players - both in terms of win rate and the amount won.
They kind of differ - a little bit. Best example is like how MegaMillions have 2 draws a week, and Powerball has 3 draws per week.
Overall, they are both monsters in the field and MegaMillions is slightly easier to win than Powerball.
The table below should show both their similarities and slight differences.
|Game rules||Choose 5 numbers from 1 to 70; and 1 "Mega Ball" from 1 to 25.||Choose 5 numbers from 1 to 69; and 1 "Power Ball" from 1 to 26.|
|Price per line||From ₹300||From ₹300|
|Minimum jackpot||$40 million (around ₹287 Crores)||$40 million (around ₹287 Crores)|
|Previous record jackpot||$1.537 billion (around ₹10,900 Crores)||$1.586 billion (around ₹11,200 Crores)|
|Jackpot upgrade||DoublePot from ₹300||DoublePot from ₹300|
|Upgrade prize tiers 2 through 9||MegaPlier for ₹80||PowerPlay for ₹80|
|Probability of winning||1 in 24||1 in 25|
|Draw||Wednesdays & Saturdays at 08:30 AM Indian Standard Time||Tuesday, Thursdays & Sundays at 08:30 AM Indian Standard Time|
|Jackpot payout||30 year increasing annuity payments or discounted lump sum||30 year increasing annuity payments or discounted lump sum|
Mega millions is a fantastic long-running megalottery in the United States. It holds a world record of one of the biggest jackpot awarded to winning tickets.
The mechanics are relatively easy to follow - pick 5 number combinations from 1 to 70; and 1 "MegaBall" from 1 to 25. You win based on how right your guesses have been.
There are options to automate your bets so you don't have to log in on a weekly basis to place a bet. It's an easy-to-set-up aim-and-fire hands-off system that works especially if you're extremely busy.
Hands down one of the best lottery that anyone could participate with in Lottoland India.