It is typical for Americans to do things big. Therefore, naming a Lotto MEGA MILLIONS GAME isn’t too strange at all. Nevertheless, South African players can choose lots of games just like these where millions of Rands can be won.
How to Play
For those who have not played the Mega Millions Game, it is really quick and easy to learn. What players need to do is to choose six numbers from two different pools. In the first pool, players will need to pick five numbers from 1 -75 and from the second pool, players will have to pick one number from 1 -15.
How to Win
For players to win in the Mega Millions Game, it is important to match all the six winning numbers from the draw from the two pools where the numbers have been selected from. For example, if a player picks five numbers from 1 -75 and they are 5, 12, 45, 55 and 60 and from the second pool, the player picks 5 from 1-15, what needs to happen is that all the numbers have to be matched for the player to win the jackpot.
When can one bet?
The betting time for the Mega Millions Game is based on the different time zones. For players in Australia, the cut-off time to play the Mega Millions Game is 19h00 AEST which is done every Monday. For players in South Africa, this is around 11h00.
When do draws take place?
The draws for the Mega Millions Game is done every Tuesday and Friday in Atlanta, Georgia which will be on Wednesday and Saturday at 06h00 (GMT +2).
Where can one play?
To play the Mega Millions Game, players can do this by logging onto the websites where it is available. Playing has also been simplified for first time players who are not familiar with how it works. On the website, there are various tools which make the playing experience easy and enjoyable. They are:
The Payout Booster is one of the tools which players can utilise when choosing the payout amount which players want to win. When players use the payout booster, it informs players of the millions which can be won and it can be used to boost winnings as well.
The Win-o-Meter has been created to help players when playing the Mega Millions Game. This tool enables players to calculate their chances of winning any of the prizes. Also, with this tool, players can choose multiple combination of the numbers available to improve chances of winning a prize.
The meter allows you to see the calculated chance you have of winning one of the tiered prizes. Additional bets and numbers as well as weeks and weekday draw selections will all increase your chance of winning a prize.
As the name implies, the QuickPick All tool has been created to help players to randomly generate figures for an entire row when placing their bets. What can be done is that players can also easily generate new numbers when the QuickPick All button on the website is clicked multiple times. It is important for player’s to realise that what this tool can’t do is adding bonus balls to players bets.
The Max All option helps players in their selection process. With this tool, players can select an entire row of their bets and can boost it. Also, it has all the available draw dates and there are bonus balls for each bets players place. Furthermore, players can choose their numbers all over again by clicking the Max All button multiple times on the website. Also, the Max All option generates a full set of tickets, including SuperStars and maximum Boost!
Playing lotto, especially the Mega Millions Game is all about winning the Jackpot after players have placed their bets to successfully await the outcome. The Jackpot Amount can be seen by players when the panel is looked at. What this panel does is show players the Jackpot amount that could potentially be won. The Boost and Superstar options allow you to increase your personal jackpot size.
What types of Odds are available?
There are several kinds of odds available when placing bets. However, for the Mega Millions Game, the kind of odd is the Fixed Odds.
Fixed Odds is the most common form of betting and this type of betting means that players will place bets on the number of correctly selected numbers and then the winnings will be collected on those odds.
Sample Odds of the Mega Millions Game
|Match 5||R 750,000.00||18,492,204.00|
|Match 4 and Mega||R 20,000.00||739,688.00|
|Match 4||R 2,000.00||52,835.00|
|Match 3 and Mega||R 500.00||10,720.00|
|Match 3||R 20.00||766.00|
|Match 2 and Mega||R 10.00||473.00|
|Match 2||R 3.00||34.00|
|Match 1 and Mega||R 3.00||56.00|
|Match Mega||R 3.00||21.00|
The Mega Millions Game – How did it all start?
The Mega Millions Game is one of the biggest lotteries in America and is present in at least 40 states. With its huge payouts, it has evolved and has changed many times of the last two decades.
In 1996, it was known as the Big Game and the first draw took place in fall of that year. It added more draws after a couple of years and by 1998, it had a ‘cash payout’ option which players could benefit from. By 2002, it was rebranded and this resulted in a name change into the name Mega Millions Game which it is not known by.
History was made in Mega Millions when it paid the largest ever payout which was $656 Million in any lottery game. This was then surpassed in 2016 when a larger payout was made.