Mega Millions is a US lottery game played in multiple states since 1996.
Players pick 5 main numbers (1-70) and 1 Mega Ball (1-25) per ticket.
Drawings are Tuesdays and Fridays; prizes increase if no jackpot winner.
Jackpots can reach hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars.
Matching all numbers wins the jackpot; 9 prize tiers total.
Some states offer Megaplier option for multiplied non-jackpot prizes.
Odds of winning jackpot are low due to many possible combinations.
Smaller prizes for matching fewer numbers, including just Mega Ball.
Draws held in Atlanta, Georgia; results announced publicly.
Check local lottery or Mega Millions site for accurate info on rules and prizes.