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A Question About the Mega Millions Game

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Posted: October 19, 2011, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

Hello All,

This is a question about Mega Millions (a multi-state lottery game).   The current matrix / format of this game is that of Pick 5 numbers from 56 numbers and Pick 1 Mega Ball number from 46 numbers.

 

What I want to know is when was the exact date of the very first drawing of this game in this current format?   As far as I can determine from researching and googling for this information, the very first drawing in this format took place in approximately June of 2005. I cannot find any more precise information than that.

 

I have already asked this question by e mail to the folks at the lottery commission in the state I live in and they never answered my question.   Here is the actual response from the e mail reply:

 

"Massachusetts officially entered a multistate lottery on August 9, 1996 in a super-jackpot game called The Big Game, eventually changing its name to Mega Millions on June 22, 2005."

 

I need the exact date of the first drawing in the 5 / 56 + 1 / 46 format. If anyone out there would know the answer and can tell me I would appreciate it very much.

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    Posted: October 19, 2011, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

    <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

    Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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      Posted: October 19, 2011, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

      Click the USA Mega logo on the left.  That site contains all the info you're looking for.

       

      Check the State Lottery Report Card
      What grade did your lottery earn?

       

      Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
      Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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        Posted: October 20, 2011, 5:04 am - IP Logged

        how much money u get on 4 numbers on powerball...??? missed 1 and powerball

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          Posted: October 20, 2011, 6:24 am - IP Logged

          History Of The Game

          Mega Millions, the game that holds the record for the largest jackpot in North American history, began on August 31, 1996 as the Big Game. The first drawing took place on September 6, 1996, with six states participating: Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and Virginia.

          After exciting growth of the game in 1997, a Tuesday drawing was added in February 1998. Players were given a larger choice of numbers and a "cash payout" option in January 1999. In May 1999, New Jersey became the seventh member state.

          In May 2002, the multi-state game was given the new name of "Mega Millions," New York and Ohio became member states, and the game matrix and prize amounts were changed to offer players more excitement.

          In September 2002, Washington became the 10th member state, followed by Texas in December 2003. In June 2005, California became the 12th member, solidifying Mega Millions as the country's most widely played multi-state jackpot game.

          On March 6, 2007, Mega Millions again made history with a jackpot of $390 million - setting the record for the largest jackpot in North America.

          On January 31, 2010, 23 more state lotteries joined Mega Millions as an historic cross-selling agreement between Mega Millions and Powerball went into effect. With additional lotteries joining since then, Mega Millions is now played in 43 jurisdictions: 41 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

          Below is a list of the ten largest Mega Millions jackpots. For drawing details, click the draw date.

          RankAmountDateNumber of
          Winning Tickets
          States With Winning Tickets
          1$390 million3/6/20072Georgia, New Jersey
          2$380 million1/4/20112Idaho, Washington
          3$336 million8/28/20092California, New York
          4$330 million8/31/20074Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
          5$319 million3/25/20111New York
          6$315 million11/15/20051California
          7$294 million7/2/20041Massachusetts
          8$275 million2/22/20081Georgia
          9$270 million2/28/20061Ohio
          10$266 million5/04/20101California

          "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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            Posted: October 20, 2011, 7:03 am - IP Logged

            I need the exact date of the first drawing in the 5 / 56 + 1 / 46 format. 

            Mega Millions
            Friday, June 24, 2005

             

            Good Luck!
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              Posted: October 31, 2011, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

              how much money u get on 4 numbers on powerball...??? missed 1 and powerball

              I think you get 10,000 plus the  P.B. and with out the powerball you get $100.00 for 4.

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