American MegaMillions lottery was launched in May 2002. It replaced the Big Game lottery which had been running since August 1996.
The MegaMillions lottery is one of the biggest jackpot lotteries in the world and one of two huge lotteries on offer in the United States – the other one is the Powerball lottery.
Mega Millions can however claim to be the biggest lottery in America, it holds the record for the largest USA jackpot ever, an astonishing 390 million dollars!
You can buy MegaMillions tickets in 43 states in the U.S. and you can of course buy Mega Millions coupons online.
Such a big lottery draws interest from all over the world and foreign players will be happy to learn that you can play MegaMillions online worldwide, regardless of which country you reside and live in.
How American MegaMillions lottery works?
A Mega Millions draw consists of five main winning numbers plus one megaball numbers. Since June 2005, a player picks, or allows the lottery terminal to pick, five different numbers from 1 through 56 (white balls) and one number from 1 through 46 (the Mega Ball number, a gold-colored ball).The Mega Ball number is drawn from a separate machine, so it can be a duplicate of one of the white ball numbers. The Mega Ball number cannot cross over to be used for matching a white ball number, or vice versa.
Two drawing machines are used in Mega Millions. The model used for Mega Millions is the Criterion II, manufactured by Smartplay International. The balls are moved around by means of counter-rotating arms which randomly mix the balls. One by one, the five white ball numbers drop through a hole in the bottom of the mixing drum. There are 56 balls in the first machine; the 46 Mega Balls in the second machine are gold.
To win the American Mega Millions lottery jackpot you need to match 5 of the 56 white balls used in each draw, plus a megaball that is drawn from a pot of 46 numbers.
What is the time of the MegaMillions lottery draw?
The American Mega Millions lottery drawing takes place just after 9 pm (central time), it is performed on Chicaco cable superstation WGN-TV and takes place immediately following the 9 pm newscast.
MegaMillions lottery draws are performed on Tuesdays and Fridays while Powerball draws take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
When do American Mega Millions draws take place?
MegaMillions draw takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays and drawings are usually held at WSB-TV in Atlanta.
The original host was WSB’s chief meteorologist, Glenn Burns. Currently, most MegaMillions drawings are emceed by the full-time host of Georgia Lottery drawings, John Crow, with Courtney Cason subbing on occasion. For Mega Millions lottery jackpots in excess of $200 million, the drawing sometimes is moved to Times Square in New York City, with New York Lottery announcer Yolanda Vega co-hosting.
How to play american MegaMillions lottery online?
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