Mega Millions Information
Mega Millions was originally called ‘The Big Game’ when it launched in 1996, and was briefly known as ‘The Big Game Mega Millions’ from 2002, before becoming simply ‘Mega Millions’ as we know it today. A truly nationwide lottery, it is offered in 44 US states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. Today, the Mega Millions lotto is administered by a consortium made up of the twelve original lotteries, and the draws are overseen by the Georgia Lottery.
So far, the biggest jackpot ever won in Mega Millions was a crazy $1.537 billion, yes billion, going to one single ticket holder in South Carolina in March 2019! Now, that really is ‘mega!’