Mega Millions lottery is simple and fun to play. This is the ultimate USA Mega Millions guide to playing and winning. Players also have a feature called the Megaplier, which at a slightly extra cost can double, triple, or even quadruple your prize should you win a lottery prize that isn’t a jackpot.
Players must pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers. They must pick five numbers between 1 and 75 and one number from 1 to 15. Players also have the opportunity to choose a quick pick play, whereby the numbers are automatically generated for them randomly.
If there is a rollover in the draw, the jackpot grows by a minimum of $5 million in each draw. So what happens if you win the grand prize? Well, you have two options. Either you can accept the jackpot in the form of an annuity, or you can take it as a cash lump sum. With the annuity option, Mega Millions is paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 future payments. Each payment you receive is 5% larger than the previous. The jackpots used to be paid out in equal installments, but no longer because the cost of living increases each year and players need their winner’s lifestyle and buying power to be protected.
With the cash option, players may or may not have their prize affected by tax. It all depends on the state they win their prize in. Some states don’t deduct tax to your winnings, but others do.
Your overall chances of winning any prize are 1 in 14.7. So what are you waiting for? You can enter this exciting lottery game even if you don’t live in the United States. That’s the beauty of online lottery sites. You can play from anywhere in the world!