The rival Powerball lottery used to hold the record for the largest jackpot when three players won and shared $1.586 billion on 13th January 2016. This record is guaranteed to be beaten this Tuesday though, with a prize that neither the UK Lottery nor the EuroMillions could ever match, as this life-changing jackpot prize goes up for grabs.
The next Mega Millions draw will take place in the USA on Tuesday at 11 pm Eastern Time (or Wednesday 3 am GMT), and then again on Friday at the same time. The final jackpot amount would generally be revised a number of times depending on ticket sales, so if the excitement carries on and ticket sales increase there could be a larger prize on offer come Tuesday. Is it possible to have the worlds first $2 billion lottery next week?
In order to ramp up interest in the Mega Millions, the organisers changed the game format in October 2017, which increased the initial starting jackpot from $15 million to $40 million, reduced the number of balls to pick from 75 down to 70, while the Mega Ball bonus balls increased from 15 to 25. This was a successful move and increased the game's popularity among lottery players to the point that it is now at today. With some time left before Tuesday’s draw, the ticket sales are bound to go through the roof, so the only question is whether you want to be in with the same chance of winning as everybody else is? Playing online from Europe is easy as well - simply click here! Somebody is going to win the jackpot sooner or later - so why not you?