The History of MegaMillions
Multistate USA Lottery games gained a great deal of interest after a record $363 million Big Game jackpot in 2000. Lotto games grew and many more people started playing lottery games. During May 2002, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Virginia, New York and Ohio joined forces to create Mega Millions! Tickets for Megamillions were first sold on May 15, 2002 and the first draw took place on May 17, 2002.
Mega Millions jackpots start at $12 million and with millions of people playing through the internet, jackpots can roll over and offer even bigger prizes.
During September 2002, Washington joined Megamillions, with Texas following and eventually California joined the group during June 2005.g MegaMillions is now the most widely played Lotto game in the United States.
The only way to win Megamillions is to play!
Where is the draw held? Atlanta, Georgia, USA
What days are draws held? Tuesday and Friday
What is the cut-off time for purchasing Megamillions tickets? 22:00 GMT or 23:00 GMT (depending on UK daylight savings time)
How many Megamillions prize tiers are available? 9
What is the biggest jackpot ever won to date? $656 million
How many rollovers can take place: No limit to rollovers
Note: We purchase our USA Mega Millions tickets in Connecticut.
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