Originally called The Big Game – the US Mega Millions the holds the record for the largest Jackpot ever won in lottery history!

MegaMillions is drawn at 11:00 PM, US Eastern Time on Tuesday and Friday evenings. It is a multi-jurisdictional lottery game which is offered in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. With a minimum jackpot prize starts at $15 million which will increase until won, 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 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!

Hosted In Schedule Guess Range Jackpot Type Tax Requirements
USA Tuesday 23:00
Friday 23:00
5/75 + MegaBall 1/15 26 Annual installments Cash Value: About 50% About 34.00%

Prize Breakdown

Lottery Starts From: $ 15,000,000
*The overall odds of winning any prize in the game are approximately 1 in 14.7.