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Big Game is the old name of Mega Millions which was opened on August 31, 1996. The first drawing of Big Game was held on September 6, 1996, with the participation of US citizens from six states: Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and Virginia.

Big Game was renamed Mega Millions in May 2002. It also expanded to New York and Ohio. At the same time, rules and prizes are also become more attractive to players.

In September 2002, the expansion spreaded out to Washington state, and Texas in December 2003, then California in June 2005. Over time, Mega Millions became the biggest jackpot lottery in United States.

On March 30, 2012, the first Mega Millions jackpot worth $656 million became the world’s largest jackpot prize. This drawing has kept its position for almost 4 years until it was replaced by a Powerball reward in January 2016.

In order to attract more players, Mega Millions continually offers big prizes plus Megaplier X to multiplier prize value.

The Top 10 Largest Mega Millions jackpots won to date in the table below:

Rank Date Mega Millions Jackpot (USD) Tickets
1 10/23/2018 $1.537 billion 1
2 29/07/2022 $1.337 billion 1
3 03/30/2012 $656 million 3
4 12/17/2013 $648 million 2
5 07/24/2018 $543 million 1
6 07/08/2016 $536 million 1
7 03/30/2018 $533 million 1
8 01/05/2018 $451 million 1
9 03/18/2014 $414 million 2
10 08/11/2017 $393 million 1

With regulations that allow foreigners to buy lottery tickets and win prizes, the Mega Millions lottery prize attracts many players around the world to buy tickets and try their luck through the best online lottery sites.

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