There can be many questions in your mind about the Mega Millions. Here is a collection of probable queries most people have about Mega Millions.

What is Mega Millions?

In USA, lottery is legal in most states and there are many lotteries where you can try your luck. Mega Millions is one of many multi-state lottery game in United States of America where you can win super mega jackpot !

To be exact, Mega Millions can be played in 45 states and the District of Columbia and the U. S. Virgin Islands; making that a total of 47 places in USA. In this lottery game, you have to choose six numbers to try your luck from amongst nine different ways to win in the game. Off course, the amount of jack pot varies and depends on sales. The same is announced prior to each result.Until further notice, the starting jackpot will vary based on sales and will be announced before each drawing.

Where can one see the results for Mega Millions lottery?

To confirm the results, you can visit the official website of Mega Millions. Though there are many other websites also which display the results of winning numbers. The results are declared soon after the drawing on each Wednesday and Saturday.  You can also call a player information telephone number in each Mega Millions state.

What is the History of Mega Millions?

Well, how was Mega Millions created? The history of Mega Millions is as exciting as playing the game! It is on record that in 2000, the Big jackpot amount reached $363 million. Interest soared and by May 2002, New York and Ohio joined Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey and Virginia to create Mega Millions!

As on  2010, 23 more state lotteries joined Mega Millions as an historic cross-selling agreement between Mega Millions and Powerball went into effect and today, today, all American lotteries participate in Mega Millions, including the Virgin Islands Lottery.

When and where are the drawings held?

The winner drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 10:00 p.m. Central Time, 9:00 p.m. Mountain Time, 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Drawings are held at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia.

How to check the amount I won? How much did I win?

There are nine ways to win in Mega Millions lottery, and prizes range from $2 all the way to the jackpot. If you purchase the Megaplier for an extra $1 (available in most states), your non-jackpot prize is multiplied by that Megaplier.

How are Mega Millions jackpots estimated?

It is done by a group of members of the Mega Millions group who meet every Tuesday and Friday morning to determine the game’s estimated jackpots for the next two drawings.

Why doesn’t the actual jackpot amount match the estimated value?

The final jackpot value can end up being different from the estimate because estimates, while based on trends and historical patterns, are still estimates.

Where can I play Mega Millions?

You can buy Mega Millions lottery tickets from lottery retailers/agents in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the U. S. Virgin Islands; a total of 47 jurisdictions.

What is the Megaplier?

Most states use a Megaplier feature in which players can increase non-jackpot prize winnings by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times. Any non-jackpot prize won on a Mega Millions lottery play will be multiplied by the Megaplier number drawn if you have purchased the Megaplier feature. To find out if your state participates, visit the lottery web site in the state in which you bought the ticket.

What is Just the Jackpot?

Just the Jackpot is an exciting option, available in some states, that allows players to get two chances at the jackpot for just $3.00. Just the Jackpot tickets are not eligible for any other prize levels.

If I purchase a Mega Millions ticket in one state, can I redeem it in another?

No, the winning tickets must be redeemed in the state in which they were purchased.

What is the claim period to collect a Mega Millions prize?

The time period for claiming prizes ranges from 90 days to one year from the draw date depending on the state conducting the lottery.

Can a group of people share a Mega Millions prize?

Yes, it is possible for a group of people to win and share the Mega Millions prizes. It is up to winners to decide the sharing pattern. There are some restrictions based on the state where you bought your tickets.

I received an email or phone call saying that I have won Mega Millions. Is it legitimate?

Do not fall prey to fraudsters. Check with official site.

Can I buy Mega Millions tickets online?

Youcan buy Mega Millions tickets in the states of Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or the District of Columbia by registering with the lotteries in those jurisdictions.

Are prizes taxable?

All winnings are subject to applicable Income tax laws.

What happens if I lose a ticket?

    Mega Millions lottery is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Lottery tickets are bearer instruments so sign at the back of the tickets. Unless signed, anyone in possession of the ticket can file a claim.