Mega Millions Drawing Time
The Mega Millions lottery is a popular lottery game in the United States. It is played in 45 states, as well as Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Mega Millions lottery involves drawing five white balls from a pool of 70 and one gold Mega Ball from a pool of 25.
To win the jackpot, players must match all six numbers. The odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 1 in 302 million.
Mega Millions drawings take place twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 pm Eastern Time (ET).
This corresponds to Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:30 am IST (India Standard Time).
When no player wins the jackpot, the prize money rolls over to the next drawing, resulting in even larger jackpots.
This can lead to jackpots worth hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars.
The Mega Millions lottery offers various prize tiers, ranging from $2 for matching just the Mega Ball to the jackpot prize for matching all six numbers.
Each drawing produces a set of winning numbers. Players can check their tickets against these numbers to see if they have won a prize.
The winning numbers are announced on television and online.
The Megaplier is an optional feature that can multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times. Players must choose this option when they purchase their ticket.
March 12, 2021 - An Oakland County lottery club has claimed the largest prize in Michigan Lottery history, a $1.05 billion Mega Millions® jackpot.
May 21, 2021, drawing has been claimed. The jackpot had an annuity value of $516 million.
The Mega Millions lottery is an exciting game that offers players a chance to win life-changing jackpots. However, it's important to play responsibly and avoid falling victim to scams.