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Mega Millions 22 September, 2020 Result
Next Draw: 25 September, 2020
Estimated: $202 Million
What is Mega Millions?
Mega Millions, initially known as The Big Game is the largest American lottery game up till now. The multi-jurisdictional lottery game is offered by 45 states plus the district of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. Mega Millions is a jackpot game drawn every Tuesday and Friday at 11p.m. The jackpot is confirmed by tallying the lottery result numbers with the numbers on the ticket. Other than the jackpot, it offers 8 other prizes. The jackpot starts at $40 million.
How to play Mega Millions?
Mega millions is simple to play. One who wants to play Mega Millions can visit any U.S lottery retailer and pick-up a Mega Millions play slip.
Players can opt for one of the either ways to select the numbers on their ticket
- A player can pick any 5 numbers from 1-70 (White balls) and 1 number from 1-25 (Gold ball)
- Or else the player can keep it simple by opting for the quick pick method in which the lottery terminal will randomly select all the numbers for the player.
Once the process of choosing six numbers on the play slip is complete, it can either be handed over to the lottery clerk or it can directly be played at a lottery self-service vending machine. As soon as the transaction is complete, you will get your mega millions ticket. On it, you can see 5 numbers and a mega ball number. These numbers will then be compared to the lottery draw numbers.
To win the big jackpot, the player’s ticket must match all 5 numbers of white ball and the mega ball or gold ball number. In case all the drawn numbers doesn’t match with ticket numbers, the player still has a chance to win the other 8 prizes ranging from $2 to $1 million.
For the people who are not a resident of U.S but wishes to play Mega Millions, here’s a good news for you. As per the official Mega Millions website, ‘Visitors to the United States are always welcome to purchase tickets for our game from an American lottery retailer while they are visiting this country. You do not need to be a resident to win.’
After you win the Jackpot
If a player wins Mega Millions Jackpot, he/she can then decide upon the prize claiming parameters.
Annuity Method: In this option, one payment is made out immediately followed by 29 annual payments. The annuity option helps to balance out the expenditure pattern of the winner. Each progressing payment increases by 5% than the previous one.
Cash Method: Cash method is a one-time payment option. The whole amount gets transferred to the winner in one go.
How much a Mega Millions ticket costs?
Starting from The Big Game days in 1996 to the time of Mega Millions, cost of the lottery tickets have always remained the same which is $2. However, Mega Millions now provide 2 other add-ons that a player can opt for while buying the ticket. These additional options will cost a dollar more than the cost of a standard ticket i.e., $2 + $1= $3.
One of the options is to get a Megaplier. A megaplier is only applicable to the second division prizes. This multiplies winning amount by 2-5 times. After drawing all the white and the mega ball numbers, Megaplier number, which ranges from 2 to 5 is drawn. The winning amount of the player with megaplier tickets will get multiplied by that number.
Another option which is offered to limited states, is called Just the Jackpot. In this, players aim only at the mega jackpot and not at any other secondary prizes.
Besides these additional options, these is another factor which influences the price of a Mega Millions ticket which is if the player plays the game from outside the USA. If you are playing Mega Millions when not in USA, you might have to pay a little more than $2 for your ticket.
Odds of winning Mega Millions Lottery
Beware of Mega Millions lottery scam
There are times when a person who has or hasn’t bought the Mega Millions ticket might get an email or SMS with the information that he/she has won the prize. Make sure to not get yourself trapped in these scams. The emails are professionally built-up which appears more than real to the receivers. It might also contain a legitimate-looking phone number and other information.
The procedure of these frauds include the step where the scammer askes for an amount of around Rs.25,000 as taxes. They will make you believe that after depositing this amount, the whole winning amount will be transferred to your account but that never happens. These mails may also include some sort of PDF file. If by any chance, you happen to open these PDFs your system can also get hacked by the frauds out there.