|Posted: June 7, 2005, 3:01 pm - IP Logged|
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The addition of California means a much larger player-base for the Mega Millions game. More players, in turn, mean more game play, leading to faster-growing jackpots that can climb to new record levels much quicker. Mega Millions (formerly the Big Game) holds the record for the largest jackpot in North American history. It reached $363 million in May of 2000.
The price of tickets will remain at $1.00 and Mega Millions drawings will continue to be held Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 10:00 p.m. Central Time, and 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
Here are the nine ways that you can win a Mega Millions Prize:
* Match five numbers plus the Mega Ball to win the jackpot.
* Match the first five numbers, but not the Mega Ball, to win $250,000.
* Match four numbers plus the Mega Ball to win $10,000.
* Match four numbers, but not the Mega Ball, to win $150.
* Match three numbers plus the Mega Ball to win $150.
* Match two numbers plus the Mega Ball to win $10.
* Match three numbers, but not the Mega Ball, to win $7.
* Match one number plus the Mega Ball to win $3
* Match just the Mega Ball to win $2
California players will see somewhat different prizes. By California state law, all Mega Millions prizes in that state will be pari-mutuel, which means they will vary from one drawing to the next, depending on the numbers of California players who buy tickets and win at each prize level.
The 12 Mega Millions states are California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, Virginia and Washington