The US Mega Millions lottery has reached a new world record, jackpotting again last week to now be a massive $1.6 billion USD ($2.2 billion AUD).
The current jackpot streak is at 25 rollovers, but with more and more people buying tickets for each draw from all around the World the chances of a ticket having all six winning numbers are growing.
Prior to this week’s record draw, the largest division one prize pool was $1.586 billion USD for US Powerball on January 13, 2016. And the previous biggest draw in Mega Millions history to be won was $656 million on March 30, 2012.
Even though it is an American lottery, Australian’s can purchase tickets in this historic draw through our trusted lottery partner. They will purchase an official lottery ticket on your behalf and load it into your account. Read here for how theLotter works.
Buy your official US Mega Millions tickets here – closes Wednesday 12:30pm AEDT.
“Mega Millions has already entered historic territory, but it’s truly astounding to think that now the jackpot has reached an all-time world record,” Gordon Medenica, Lead Director of the Mega Millions Group and Director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming said.
“It’s hard to overstate how exciting this is – but now it’s really getting fun.”
In order to win the Mega Millions lottery you need to select all six numbers, five from one pool of 1 to 70 (white balls) and one number from a pool of 1 to 25 (yellow balls). Click here to learn how to play Mega Millions.
The US Mega Millions will be drawn on Wednesday 24 October Australian time, at approximately 2pm AEDT.
Closer to home there are a number Australian lotteries with big jackpots on offer this week: