The Mega Millions is one of the most popular lottery draws in the USA alongside the Powerball game and it’s easy to see why. The prizes are normally huge – no smaller than $15 million – and have reached nine figures in the past. To play, you only have to spend $1 on one ticket, which is affordable for more people, and then pick five main numbers and a bonus ball number (the total is then 6). In order to with the jackpot, the player must match all five including the bonus number (known as the Mega Millions ball). However, matching just one ball is also enough to grant you a prize starting from $2.
When you have bought that ticket don’t forget to check the results. It may sound silly but plenty of people forget how important it is to make sure that you keep the ticket safe, and then check the results. There are lots of stores of people forgetting they bought a ticket, forgetting to check the results forgetting for all kinds of reasons (after all real life can be busy!). So how do you check your results?
You can check lottery results in the newspaper, you can check it in online on various websites, on some of the newer televisions with an interactive service, on your mobile phone by SMS or via the web. You can also watch the draw live (depending on where you live) and on the satta official website of the lottery afterwards. Going on to the website is great idea because you will also get a breakdown of the winning numbers, how many people won the jackpot how many people got 5 numbers, how many people for four, how many people got three etc. Just to demonstrate how large the contrast is between large winners and small winner, the official Mega Millions website shows on the 16th of January, 2009 that there are no jackpot winners for the $12 million jackpot, there are three people who got all 5 main balls however winning $250,000, there are them 17 people who go four main balls and the bonus number.
Then working down the list of the possible nine combinations, there are 201, 093 people who matched just one ball (the golden ball) and pocket $2. Therefore winning a smaller end prize is a lot easier to do than winning higher end prize, bearing in mind that millions of tickets are sold every week. The lottery results checker gives us that chance to explore these winners and losers to our hearts content. The results will normally tell you where the winners are located too (something that is quite unique as the UK lottery for sample, will not). The results checker will tell you which state the winners are in and how many winners live there – so who knows, you may have a jackpot winner in your town! Its worth remembering that California has a slightly different way of handling prize funds and the prizes may differ so check these results on a special website.