Mega Million Drawings

Two tickets, one each from Post Falls, Idaho, and Ephrata, Washington, matched all six winning numbers, winning $190 million (annuity) each.
The most recent Mega Millions drawing producing at least one jackpot-winning ticket was on April 15, 2011. A ticket bought at a Shop Rite supermarket on Staten Island, New York City, won the $72 million (annuity value) jackpot.
Mega Millions’ largest annuity jackpot, of $390 million, was for the March 6, 2007 drawing. Two tickets also won this jackpot; one each from Georgia and New Jersey; both sets of winners chose the cash option, splitting $233 million.

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What is a MEGA Million?

Mega Millions is a US multi-jurisdictional $1 lottery game. Since it replaced The Big Game in May 2002, Mega Millions’ advertised jackpots have started at $12 million, paid in 26 yearly installments, increasing when there is no jackpot winner. Reflecting common practice among American lotteries, the jackpot is advertised as a nominal value of annual installments. A cash value option, when chosen by a jackpot winner, pays the approximate present value of the installments. Mega Millions currently uses a 5/56 (white balls) + 1/46 (the Mega Ball) double matrix to select its winning numbers. Each game costs players $1; in most of the 42 Mega Millions jurisdictions, players may opt to pay an extra $1 per game to multiply their non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, or 4 with the Megaplier. Mega Millions is drawn at 11pm Eastern Time Tuesdays and Fridays, including holidays. The drawings usually are held in Atlanta, Georgia Mega Millions’ second largest annuity jackpot ($380 million), and largest cash jackpot ($240 million), was for the January 4, 2011 drawing.

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Mega Millions & Powerball

How to Play Mega Millions
Drawings are held Tuesday and Friday.
To play, choose 5 numbers from a set of 56 and choose a Mega Ball number from a set of 46. Repeat to make more selections. Note that for California, all payouts except for the jackpot are pari-mutuel (that is, prize amounts will vary depending on sales levels and number of winners).

How to Play Power ball
Drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday.
To play, choose 5 numbers from a set of 59 and choose a Power ball number from a set of 39. Repeat to make more selections.

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