How to Win Mega Millions Lottery


Mega Millions Lottery Tips

Mega Millions lottery is a multi-state lottery game that is available for players in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. We have listed all the states participating in the Mega Millions lottery below.

That means that the game is available in the vast majority of the United States of America! When there have players from forty three jurisdictions participating, you can imagine that the jackpots are huge. In fact the starting jackpot in the Mega Millions game is a whopping $12,000,000.

If a drawing does not produce a winning ticket combination, then the jackpot is carried over into the next drawing, and continues to do so until a winning ticket combination is produced. The jackpots commonly build into tens of millions of dollars, and jackpots into the hundreds of millions of dollars are not that uncommon. In fact, the very first jackpot ever won in this game was back in May of 2002 and it was in the amount of $27,000,000.

The largest jackpot ever won in the Mega Millions game was $390,000,000. The game has actually produced a couple of $300,000,000+ jackpots over the years. Of course winning one of these gigantic jackpots is a long shot, but with jackpots like these, can you blame a person for trying?

Pictured to the left are Jim and Carolym McCullar
from Washington state. They held one of two
winning tickets for the huge $390 jackpot.

If you are lucky enough to win one of these Mega Million lottery jackpots, you will have the option of receiving payment in the form of a 26 year annuity, or you can take a lump sum payment. The lump sum payment comes at a large discount. However, most financial advisors would recommend that you take the lump sum payment.

How the Game Works

The game is essentially a 5 ball lottery game plus a bonus ball. So it is sort of two games in one. A player must match all five numbers drawn from a pool of 56 numbers. Then the bonus ball must be matched as well and it is drawn from a pool of 46 numbers. I guess the bright side of things is that you have a one in 46 chance of matching the bonus ball. However the overall odds of winning the top prize in this game are approximately 175,000,000 to one!

Mega Millions Strategy

It is wise not to play to heavily on the high numbers or low numbers. A healthy split of high and low numbers is desirable. In other words if your game has 56 numbers in the pool, the lower pool of numbers would be 1 through 28. The high pool would consist of the numbers 29 through 56. It has been demonstrated that the majority of the drawings include 2 from one group and 3 from the other.

So if you choose 2 of your numbers from the low pool, then you would select 3 from the high pool.

Another probability is that numbers drawn seldom end with the same digit. So if you are playing 31, then you donít want to play 1, 11, 21, 41 or 51. Using a method such as this helps you to key in on the types of numbers that you will be selecting.

It is important to track the draws and to look for trends. Although the results are drawn at random, you will definitely see that patterns and trends do exist. Keep an eye on the drawings and log the results. Many find that a good lottery tracking software is advantageous to discovering these patterns and trends.

Get yourself a good system to follow and play consistently. Playing consistently is a key to being successful playing any lottery game actually. The Mega Millions lottery is drawn on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 11 pm et. You may play in any of the following locations;
 

Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
 

 

 

 
 


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