The 10 Facts on Mega Millions jackpot

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.