Lottery is a means of raising money by selling numbered tickets and giving prizes to the holders of numbers drawn at random. These random numbers change the fate of millions of people and has altered many lives across the Globe.
Mega millions are one of the biggest and largest lotteries in the United States of America. Several states in North America participates in the Mega millions lottery.
Rules of different states determine whether an individual can purchase the lottery. While some states have banned, some states allow to purchase this online. The respective jurisdiction of the state decides the rules of the lottery purchase.
Step by Step Mega million Lottery playing detail:
Step 1– Purchase the ticket from a licenced lottery retailer.
Step2- Lottery ticket should be bought 1-2 hours before the lottery is drawn.
Step 3- The deadline for the sales vary according to the jurisdiction of the place the ticket is bought from.
Step 4- Once the lottery is purchased you need to choose five numbers from 1-70 for the white balls.
Step 5- After choosing the white balls you need then choose one number from 1-25 for the red gold Mega ball.
You can either choose the numbers yourself or the lottery terminal will randomly select the numbers for you.
Are the lottery tickets too expensive?
Mega millions ticket cost is $2 per play. By paying an additional $1 you can add the Megaplier to the Mega Millions lottery ticket. This number too is randomly selected just before the draw and it will range from X2, X3,X4 or X5.
The Megaplier will multiply the prize winnings. The number for the Megaplier is chosen from a pool of 15 balls. Five of these balls are marked with X2, six with X3, three with X4 and just one of them X5.
When are the results of the Mega Millions announced?
The Mega millions winning numbers and results are announced at 11pm ET every day.
What is Easy Pick/Quick Pick?
Most of the jackpot winners opt for quick picks, in which players opt to have the machine choose their number randomly than picking the numbers themselves.
About 70% of the lottery winners are Quick Pickers than self-pickers. So most of them opt for quick picks.
Which number to choose and what are the most winning numbers?
The most popular numbers was 48, which was drawn seventeen times. The number 24 was moved out of the top spot – this number was drawn sixteen times. The third place was a tie with 34 and 62 which was drawn fourteen times. In 2019 the most common Mega Ball number (gold ball) was 10 which was drawn eight times.
There are lots of books, materials, articles that provide various tips on how to choose the right numbers, and how to increase chances of winning the lottery. While all these may prove helpful and can guide you to make an intelligent choice, there is absolutely no proven method that will increase the chance of winning.
Lottery numbers are chosen at random, so every number has an equal chance of winning, despite how recently it was drawn. One of the simple tips is to chose rare numbers or unusual number so that the jackpot need not be split with anyone if there is a tie.
Buying more than one ticket each time to you play may also increase the chances of winning the jackpot. Different set of numbers should be chosen for each ticket with no repetitions. Pooling and buying the tickets in larger numbers too have proven useful for some, this also means the winnings must be split accordingly.
The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 302.5 million. Chances are slim but we never know when lady luck may smile at you and you may win the Mega Million Jackpot. Hundreds of people have won the Mega Millions lottery and that was possible by not giving up.