Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery that currently holds the record for the largest jackpot won in US lottery history, a colossal $656 million. Draws are held every Tuesday and Wednesday at 23.00 ET in Atlanta, Georgia and the jackpot is always worth a minimum of $15 million. In addition to the jackpot, each draw offers a variety of lower prizes ranging from $1 up to $1 million.
Mega Millions Numbers
The latest winning numbers and full prize breakdowns are published on the Mega Millions Numbers page shortly after the draw has taken place.
The Last Mega Millions Jackpot was: $72,000,000
History of Mega Millions
Mega Millions launched in 1996 as ‘The Big Game’ with just six participating states. In 2002, the game changed to Mega Millions and, since then, an increasing number of states have joined. At present 43 states and two jurisdictions, including the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands, participate in the game.
In October 2013 Mega Millions underwent the most significant game changes in its history, including increasing the starting jackpot from $12 million to $15 million and the second tier prize from $250,000 to $1 million. Other changes included the Megaplier ball pool increasing from 2-4 to 2-5 and the annuity payment period extending from 26 years to 30 years.