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How To Play The Mega Millions Lottery

Jun 7, 2008
You have two chances to win a Mega Millions drawing every week. The Mega Millions drawing is held every Tuesday and Friday night 10:12 p.m. Central Time. You can watch televised drawings on a variety of local television stations, or you can check on your official state lottery website. Some state lottery websites broadcast streaming video of the drawings live, and you can watch them on the internet as long as you have the correct viewing software installed on your computer. You can also visit the official Mega Millions lottery website to see the latest drawings and winning numbers.

Winning the Mega Millions Lottery

Each time there is a Mega Millions drawing, the lottery commission decides whether or not a winning ticket has been sold. If at least one winning ticket has been sold, then the Mega Millions jackpot returns to its base number, which is twelve million dollars. If no Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket was sold, then the jackpot rolls over into the next drawing. This allows the jackpot to grow to extraordinary amounts, making Mega Millions one of the most lucrative lottery games in the country. However, the odds of winning a Mega Millions drawing are still very slim. It may seem virtually impossible to match all six winning Mega Millions lottery numbers, but you can also win prizes for matching five Mega Millions lotto numbers or less. Thus, you have a pretty good chance at winning at least a small prize. Also, every time you pick the correct Mega Ball lotto number, you win something.

Mega Millions Lottery Tickets

You can purchase a Mega Millions lottery ticket in several different states. However, the Mega Millions winning numbers are always the same whether you are playing the Virginia Mega Millions, the Maryland Mega Millions or any other participating state. You also do not have to live in the state in which you purchase your Mega Millions ticket. For instance, if you live in New York, you can still purchase a Virginia Mega Millions ticket or a California Mega Millions ticket and win.

How to Buy Mega Millions Lottery Tickets

When the Mega Millions lottery jackpot is high lines at lottery terminals can be very long. If you want to avoid these long lines, simply log onto your official state website. These sites explain how to purchase tickets, and often times tickets can be purchased online so you can play most state lotteries from the comfort of your own home. You can also refer to official state websites for custom lottery news. Many sites offer lottery number generators to help make your lottery number picking easier for you. If you would like to purchase your tickets in person, you can also visit a local lottery terminal. No matter how you choose to purchase your tickets, or which tickets you choose to buy, you're bound to have some fun!
About the Author
Anthony Wayne works in the marketing department of online lottery site LuckyLotto in Pennsylvania. He is also editor of the Internet Bingo Blog a great source of internet bingo information.
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