The US MegaMillions is drawn at 11:00 PM, US Eastern Time on Tuesday and Friday evenings. The multi-jurisdictional lottery game is offered in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
|Hosted In||Schedule||Guess Range||Jackpot Type||Tax Requirements|
|5/75 + MegaBall 1/15||26 Annual installments Cash Value: About 50%||About 34.00%|
Originally called The Big Game – the US Mega Millions the holds the record for the largest Jackpot ever won in lottery history! Draws take place twice a week, every Wednesday and Saturday at 23:00 Local time, offering an approximated 1 winning ticket out of 32 and a guess range of 5/ 59. US MegaMillions’ current format began on October 19, 2013 in which Mega Millions uses a 5/75 for its regular numbers draw plus 1/15 (for the “Mega Ball”) double matrix to select its winning numbers.
The US lottery offers a $15 million starting jackpot, a guaranteed $1 million second place prize and 1 in 15 odds of winning one of nine prize divisions. The largest jackpot in Mega Millions in the history of this American lottery was $656 Million on March 30, 2012 with three jackpot-winning tickets; three lucky winners from Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland shared the grand prize. All three tickets had been claimed by April 18, with each set of winners choosing the cash option of $158 million! In January 2016, $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot was officially announced by the American lottery after rolling over for a long period of time on rollovers.