Find the current Mega Millions draw information and prize breakdown. The jackpot for the numbers drawn on 20 July 2018 was £ 422,000,000.00. The current jackpot is £ 493,000,000.00, buy your Mega Millions tickets or watch the latest draw video.
The Mega Millions Results for the hugely popular lottery game are drawn every week on Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 pm Eastern Time. So if you play the Mega Millions and want to find out the latest results then you can expect to see them on here shortly after the draw.
To play America’s Mega Millions lottery, all you have to do is choose 5 numbers from 1 to 70 and 1 number from 1 to 25. Alternatively, you can choose an Easy Pick and the computer will generate the numbers for you. If you have all five numbers that are drawn, plus the gold Mega ball, you will win the jackpot. The Mega Millions jackpot is a minimum of $40 million and goes up by at least $5 million every time it rolls over. If you have five correct numbers from the 1 to 70 drum, then you will win $1 million.
You can view statistics for the Mega Millions numbers that have been drawn in the past and their patterns of appearance. Our Mega Millions draw statistics at the bottom of the page will show you the most commonly drawn, least commonly drawn, and the numbers which have come up an average amount of times.
Some States only give you 180 days to claim your prize, some give you 12 months, so check carefully which applies to you when you buy your ticket.
Mega Millions jackpot winners can take a lump sum payment or opt to take their winnings over 29 years. Recently there has been a change in the annual payment system to counter inflation – it now increases by 5% each year.
To see how often your Mega Millions numbers have occurred in past draws and how much, if any, you would have won then our Mega Millions lottery results checker can find you that information.
Mega Millions began its life as the Big Game on 31st August 1996. In May 2002, the Big Game became Mega Millions and at that time only nine American states were participating.
By January 2010, 43 states, the District of Colombia and the US Virgin Islands were playing Mega Millions.
On 30th March 2012, Mega Millions produced the largest jackpot in the history of world lotteries, with a massive $656 million win, which was shared between three winners. October 13th, 2013, heralded a new era for Mega Millions, giving players bigger jackpot wins.
The August 22nd 2014 Mega Millions draw results proved to be fruitful for Rick Knudsen from California as the numbers 5, 31, 34, 41, 7 and Mega Number 74 bagged him a staggering $180 million. Rick didn’t hang about after his lottery success as he decided to retire as manager of RWC Building Products, the roofing distributor that he worked at in San Bernardino. One of his extravagant plans for him Mega Millions windfall was to build a family home in the Southern Californian mountains.