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Mega Millions Results Online — Latest Mega Millions Numbers

The draws of Mega Millions are held twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 04:00. The draws involve picking five balls from asset of balls numbered 1 to 70 and another one ball picked from set of numbers from 1 to 25. If the numbers drawn match with the set of numbers you on one row of your ticket, you become the winner of the Mega Millions. You can win a prize in nine different ways by buying a €3.00 Mega Millions ticket.

Mega millions jackpot ticket costs as low as €3.00 per ticket and you can place as many tickets as you may want depending on your ability. To increase your chances of winning, you are encouraged to have faith in your lucky numbers and spreading your risks. If no one wins the jackpot at a given draw date, the prize is added to the jackpot of the next drawing. The overall chance of winning a prize in Mega Million Jackpot is 1 out of 24.

$656 million won on March 30th 2012

The drawing on March 30th 2012 created not only the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever seen but also the second-largest jackpot in the world. The grand prize was worth an incredible $656 million and was the result of 19 draws without a top-tier winner. In the draw, three ticket holders from Maryland, Illinois and Kansas matched all six numbers to share the jackpot.

The winners were named as Merle and Patricia Butler from Red Bud, Illinois and three work colleagues dubbed ‘The Three Amigos’ from Milford Mill, Maryland. The third winner was from Kansas but, as winners in that state have the option to remain anonymous, they were never formally identified. Each winner received $218.6 million before taxes.

Just the Jackpot

In October 2017, the game ‘Just the Jackpot’ was introduced, giving players two chances at winning the Mega Millions jackpot prize for the price of $3. Players who choose the Just the Jackpot wager will only be eligible to win the jackpot prize, so they are only eligible for one of the nine tiers. Players cannot claim prizes in any of the other eight prize tiers, which range from $2 to $1 million.
To enter Just the Jackpot, players can simply pick up a play slip from an authorized retailer and select their preferred numbers. In certain states, such as Wisconsin, players’ numbers will be generated by the terminal.
For more information, players can ask their local lottery retailer or they can also contact their nearest lottery office.

The state lotteries and MUSL (the organization that runs Powerball) are all very firm in their assertion that playing the lottery in any manner over the Internet is illegal.  We are not lawyers and can’t provide legal advice, but we are not so sure about their position.  Their absolute certainty that it is illegal may have more to do with not wanting to lose control of the player interaction, and less to do with a firm legal footing.

When we assess the legality, we look at what has actually happened in court cases.  There have been people in the past who purchased a lottery ticket from an Internet Web site, subsequently won the jackpot, and the lottery attempted to block them from receiving the jackpot.  In each case, the winners took the lottery to court and won.  They received their jackpot as if they walked into a store and purchased a ticket.

You must keep in mind that any type of Internet-based lottery service is not risk-free.  From a legal standpoint, the services are dealing in loopholes in the current law, and the US Congress has taken steps to make those loopholes tighter, particularly in trying to prevent banks and credit cards from allowing Internet payments for lottery services.  But there is a much bigger threat when you use an Internet lottery service: getting ripped off.

By not making a purchase in a store, you may be doing something worse than throwing your money away: you may be helping to keep a scam operation running.  Stay away from anything referring to a «syndicate».  We are not aware of any site using that terminology that is not a scam.  Also beware of sites that state «Insured by ___» at the bottom.  It is like saying «We don’t really buy lottery tickets, but trust us, you’ll get paid if you win.»  Have you ever heard of an insurance company paying out a $200 million Powerball jackpot?  We haven’t.

We do allow some advertising on USA Mega for lottery services.  We recommend that USA residents stay away from such services, and make your purchases in a store.  The ads are directed at non-USA residents, who may not have the online lottery restrictions that exist in the USA.

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