The American Mega Millions lottery jackpot has rolled over, and when the next draw takes place on Tuesday 26th April, it will have risen to an estimated $108 million.
While the US Powerball lottery may have stolen the headlines recently with staggering jackpots of up to $1.6 billion, the US Mega Millions draw shouldn't be forgotten, especially as its jackpot now stands at an estimated $108 million. Like many of the biggest games in the world, this one is now open to all, thanks to online ticket services such as Online-Lottery-Tickets.com.
Playing The Mega Millions
For $1 per line, players need to pick 5 main numbers from a possible 75, plus a single number from a pool of 15, or they can simply choose Easy Pick and have them randomly selected for them.
Prizes range from $1 for getting the single number, through to $1 million for the five main numbers, and the jackpot is won for matching all six. For an additional $1, a Megaplier option will multiply the value of any non-jackpot prizes by up to five times.
Certain states vary their payouts and prize structures, but the jackpot is the same across them all and can be taken as a lump sum or in annual instalments over 30 years. The amount paid each year increases by 5% to combat rises in the cost of living.
The drawings are held each Tuesday and Friday at 11pm EST in Atlanta Georgia.
Sites like Online-Lottery-Tickets give people from across the world the opportunity to enter lots of draws including the EuroMillions, Spanish El Gordo, Italian SuperEnaLotto and more.
Anyone living in a different timezone from EST needs to take into account the cut off time, with the UK for example being 5 hours ahead of Georgia.