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How Do You Play Mega Millions Lottery Game?

If Mega Millions jackpot has long been your goal, read this article. It offers advice to help you win and details such as jackpot history, prize payouts and how to play mega millions – among many others.

Mega Millions is an American multi-state lottery game featuring five “white” numbers and one golden “Mega Ball” number, each of which may be drawn between 1 and 70. Players have the option of choosing their own numbers or purchasing an “Easy Pick” ticket that randomly selects numbers for them. Mega Millions also offers players an option called Megaplier that multiplies any non-jackpot winning amounts up to five times depending on a randomly drawn number.

Mega Millions offers some incredible odds to players, with the jackpot dwindling ever closer. To start your Mega Millions adventure, visit any participating retailer in your state or online and purchase a ticket. Once purchased, choose which numbers you would like to play before marking them on your play slip and double-checking before submitting it for submission.

Subsequently, sit back and await the drawing to take place. Held every Tuesday and Friday evening at 11 p.m. Eastern, Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening with winners being announced shortly thereafter on its “Winners” page of its website. If you think you may have won something then notify your state Lottery as instructed to collect it!

If you win Mega Millions, your prize can be taken either in an annuity (paid over 30 years) or lump sum payment, or donated directly to charity. Either way, make sure to save your receipt – this will allow you to claim tax-deductibility of your prize!

Keep in mind that lottery games are games of chance and that there are various strategies designed to increase your odds, none can guarantee success. A popular method involves not selecting combinations that have won in the past – this has no statistical basis and may not make much difference.

Another way to increase your odds is by purchasing additional tickets; purchasing two increases your odds from 1 in 300 million to 2 in 300 million – although this change would still only make an incremental improvement in winning chances; such drastic change would cost an incredible sum!

When choosing Mega Millions numbers, be wary of patterns that are too predictable. Avoid patterns which have been consistently hot or cold. Furthermore, consecutive strings of numbers tend to be unbalanced and likely fail more frequently.