About The USA Mega Millions

USA Mega Millions is a popular American lottery game that was originally known as “The Big Game” back in 1996. The game is offered in a total of 44 states in America, but the game can also be played online through a lottery ticket concierge service.

The first USA Mega Millions lottery draw happened in the year 2002. Each jackpot has a minimum starting point of $15 million. Jackpot winners can either accept their winnings as a cash lump sum or as an annuity paid out over 30 years. If there is no winner in a draw, the jackpot will roll and the next prize will be bigger for the future draw.

Mega Millions draws takes place at 11 pm Eastern time every Tuesday and Friday night. The game itself is quite simple to play. Players must choose six numbers from two separate pools of numbers. The number selection must be between 1 and 75 and from the other pool, from between 1 to 15. Players can also choose their numbers using a quick pick option offered by most websites or lottery machines.

When it comes to winning a prize in the Mega Millions draw, there are various tiers that your ticket can land you in, earning you a prize according to how many numbers you matched.

Match 6 – you win the Mega Millions jackpot

Match 5 – you win $1 million

Match 4 and the bonus – you win $5,000

Match 4 – you win $500

Match 3 and the bonus – you win $50

Match 3 – you win $5

Match 2 and the bonus – you win $2

Match 1 and the bonus – you win $1