The US Mega Millions is one of the American lottery giants. Jackpots have so far reached a record of $1.53 Billion in October 2018. This is the second biggest jackpot in the world, falling only a few millions short of the world record held by US Powerball of $1.58 billion. Mega Millions reached the billion-dollars threshold twice so far, once in October 2018 and again in January 2021, when the Wolverine FFL Club from Michigan scooped $1.05 billion. These enormous prizes made people from all over the world want to play this exciting game. South Africans can also play Mega Millions online!
Mega Millions jackpot just got bigger, after no one claimed the grand prize from Tuesday’s drawing! Now the jackpot for Friday, January 21st is estimated at $376 million (or $256.4 million cash), which is the largest prize of this lottery since September 2021. Don’t miss the chance to win big and grab your tickets now for the next Mega Millions drawing!
To enter the game, all you have to do is pick 5 main numbers from 1 to 70 and a Mega Ball 1-25! If you want, you can also add the Megaplier feature, which can give any prizes you win a huge boost. In a matter of clicks, you can buy your Mega Millions ticket and enter the draws of the world’s biggest lottery. The Mega Millions has made the world’s biggest lottery winner in 2018. A woman from South Carolina won the exhilarating amount of $1.53 billion. You could be the one to break her record if you play Mega Millions!
Can South Africans play USA lottery?
Yes! It’s never been easier to get your hands on a Mega Millions lottery ticket! Not only that you don’t need to travel to the US, but you can get it your phone, tablet, or computer. Thanks to the world-leading lottery concierge service theLotter, you can play Mega Millions online in South Africa in just a few easy steps.
- Create an account on the site.
- Select 5 numbers (1-70) and a Mega Ball (1-25).
- Choose the number of lines you want to buy.
- Click “Play”!
It is that easy to play this top US lottery from South Africa!
theLotter also offers advanced play options such as Mega Millions syndicates, bundles, and systematic forms, which can help you increase your chances of winning the lottery! The US Mega Millions lotto is one of the most rewarding games in the world and with such a massive payday, there’s plenty of potential to win a life-changing jackpot. Are you ready to start playing South African’s favorite US lottery? Click here to get started!
How Big Is the Mega Millions Jackpot?
This lottery’s top prize does not have a cap. This means that it can reach some outstanding amounts, rolling over and over again until someone eventually matches the winning numbers. Over the years, the Mega Millions lottery has had some of the largest jackpots in the US and the entire world. But, in October 2018, all expectations were succeeded when the jackpot reached a whopping $1.53 billion, coming close to setting a new world record. This awesome win was cashed by a woman from South Carolina.
While the jackpot is certainly the most striking thing about the game, there is much more to Mega Millions than the top prize! The 2nd prize is worth a full $1 million (approximately R10 million), which is a prize you are well worth playing for.
It gets even better! If you play with the Megaplier, you can boost the 2nd prize, as well as the other non-jackpot prizes 2, 3, 4, or even 5 times! So, without even guessing all the Mega Millions winning numbers of the draw, you can scoop $5 million! Start playing Mega Millions from South Africa today!
When Are the Mega Millions Draws?
The official Mega Millions drawings are held twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 23:00 EST. To play the game, you have to put in your ticket before the cutoff time, which is 22:00 EST. During the drawing, the lottery officials randomly draw 5 white balls (1-70) and one gold Mega Ball (1-25).
The difference of time zones translates here into different days. Also, the United States observe Daylight Saving Time, while South Africa does not. This means the SA local time of Mega Millions draws changes depending on the season:
- From 2nd Sunday in March until 1st Sunday in November: Wednesdays & Saturdays at 5 AM SAST.
- From 1st Sunday in November to the 2nd Sunday in March: Wednesdays & Saturdays at 6 AM SAST.
Play US Mega Millions with Megaplier!
The Megaplier is an optional feature of the US Mega Millions lottery. It does not influence your odds of winning, but it does boost the value of your wins.If you choose to play with Megaplier, you pay extra, but in case you win, your prizes get 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x bigger, depending on the Megaplier of the draw.
Imagine that you won $1 million – the US Mega Millions second prize, and entered with multiplier. If the Megaplier of the draw was 5, you don’t scoop $1 million, but an incredible $5 million! If you want to play Mega Millions with Megaplier on theLotter, just make sure you checked the Multiplier box at the bottom of the game form.
Become a Mega Millions Lottery Winner
The first thing to do if you want to have a chance of winning the Mega Millions is buying your ticket. Next, keep your fingers crossed and don’t forget to check the Mega Millions results to see if you matched the lucky numbers. It only takes 5 main numbers and the Mega Ball to become a millionaire in this amazing US lottery! Try your luck and play Mega Millions online! You could be the next big winner!
Playing Mega Millions FAQs
Yes! You can use theLotter’s lottery messanger services to play Mega Millions online in South Africa. It’s easy, fun and safe!
You play Mega Millions by selecting five main numbers (from 1-70) and a Mega Ball (from 1-25) for each line.
Yes! If you want to play with Megaplier, you just need to check the box to confirm that. Any secondary prize you win, will be in this case multiplied by the value of the Megaplier for the draw.
The Mega Millions draws are take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 23:00 EST. This means Wednesdays & Saturdays at 5 AM SAST (from 2nd Sunday in March until 1st Sunday in November) and 6 AM SAST (from 1st Sunday in November to the 2nd Sunday in March).
Other lotteries online from South Africa
On theLotter, besides Mega Millions, you can play other American lotteries such as Powerball or Texas Lotto. European lotteries are also well represented. The European draws you can enter online from South Africa include the multi-country games EuroMillions and EuroJackpot, but also those organized by national lotteries such as France Lotto or Germany Lotto.