Are you interested in playing Mega Millions? The potential winnings here can be astronomical so it’s well worth considering. However, you might have a few questions before joining in. Here are some of the most frequently asked Mega Millions questions.
1. Can Mega Millions be played online or can Mega Millions tickets be purchased online?
Yes! All you need is a PlayHugeLottos.com account and money in your account to purchase entries.
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2. Can Mega Millions numbers be in any order?
When you play the Mega Millions lottery, you will need to pick five numbers. These will be between 1 and 70. You’ll then need one other number between 1 and 25. The five numbers can be in any order. When the numbers are drawn, they will be drawn randomly.
3. Can Mega Millions annuity be inherited?
Annuity from Mega Millions can be inherited. If anything happens to the winner, Mega Millions will continue to pay the annual payments, as already scheduled, to the beneficiary or potentially to the estate.
4. How are Mega Millions winnings paid out?
You have two choices when deciding how your Mega Millions winnings are paid out. You can get the winning in a lump sum. Here, you will receive the immediate total payment and this will be put directly in your account.
Alternatively, you can choose the annuity method. With this option, you will receive an initial immediate payment. You will then be given 29 payments from Mega Millions. One of these will be provided each year. Every payment is five percent larger than the previous one.
5. How many Mega Millions number combinations are there?
There are a total of 12,103,014 potential combinations for the first five numbers that range from 1 to 70. You need to multiply this by 25 for the final ball. This provides you with the number 302,575,350. That’s the total number of possible Mega Millions tickets.
We hope this provides you with all the answers to the questions you have about the Mega Millions lottery before you play.
This article forms part of our Mega Millions Resource Centre.