It’s out with the old and in with the new here at PlayHugeLottos.com! In keeping with recent changes across Eurojackpot, UK Lotto and the two Powerball lotteries, the USA Mega Millions is the latest in line to implement a revised format. Find out more...
Lottery players around the world will be pleased to know that the multi-State USA lottery, Mega Millions, will be getting a revised format from the 22nd October. This means Friday’s draw will be the final draw featuring the old format.
What are the new changes?
The changes to Mega Millions are geared towards making this exciting American lottery even MORE thrilling for lotto players around the world.
There are four changes that will be implemented to the Mega Millions lotto. These are as follows:
Increase in the starting jackpot size
The starting jackpot will increase from $12 million USD to $15 million USD with a growth in jackpot size of at least $5 million if the jackpot rolls.
Changes in the number format
The pool for the 5 main numbers will be increasing from 56 numbers to 75 numbers. The pool size for the golden ball will decrease from 46 numbers to 15 numbers. These changes will make it easier to win a prize and will ensure bigger jackpots up for grabs.
Increase in the value of the Match 5 prize tier
In addition to bigger jackpots fans of Mega Millions can look forward to an increase in the Match 5 prize. This will be increasing from a guaranteed $250,000.00 up to $1 million USD.
Change in the annuity payment structure
Winners who choose to receive the annuity payment will be paid out 30 annual payments, an increase from the current 26 payments.
It's 'Red' versus 'Gold'... The new format Mega Millions will make it just as attractive as the other multi-State American lottery, Powerball!
Get ready for Mega Millions excitement here at PlayHugeLottos.com! Friday will be the final draw featuring the old number format, with the arrival of the new format Mega Millions arriving on Tuesday 22nd October 2013.
What if I already have entries running past the 22nd October?
If your chosen numbers fall outside of the new ball structure your entries will be voided and a credit for the relevant number of tickets will be applied to your account. You will be contacted via customer support to advise you of this adjustment.
Best of luck for the last of the old format Mega Millions draw on Friday and the first of the new format taking place on Tuesday.
PLEASE NOTE: Entries for Friday's draw will be closing at 12pm BST on Friday so be sure to get your entries in as soon as possible.
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