To win the Mega Millions jackpot you have to match all six numbers of the winning combination (Infobae/Jovani Pérez)
Look right away at the winning numbers from the drawing this Tuesday, September 26, carried out by Mega Millions, one of the main American lotteries that awards millions of dollars in prizes.
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It is worth mentioning that the time you have to claim your prize changes depending on the jurisdiction, state rules and regulations, the period can be from 90 days to one year, from the date of the drawing. To find out the maximum period to claim the prize, consult the lottery in the state where the ticket was purchased.
You do not have to be a citizen or resident of the United States to participate in the Mega Millions lottery, you only need to be of legal age in the jurisdiction where the ticket is purchased to play.
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Draw date: September 26
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Winning combination: 15 30 35 42 60 16
Mega Millions holds two drawings a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, where you have the chance to win several million dollars.
You do not have to be a US resident to participate in Mega Millions (File)
To play Mega Millions you must select six numbers, the first five must be between 1 and 70, without repeating, the sixth number must be one between 1 and 25.
If you don’t know which number to choose you can let Mega Millions choose it randomly for you.
To win the Mega Millions jackpot, your choice must match each of the six numbers in the drawing. However, you can win from the first draw. The more numbers you get, the greater your prize will be.
Mega Millions prizes range from two dollars to several million dollars.
The price for each Mega Millions play is two dollars, which you recover by hitting even one of the six numbers in the drawing.
If you win the jackpot, Mega Millions has two options to collect it: the first is in cash, making a single payment of the total amount obtained in your drawing; The second is through an annuity, it delivers one payment followed by annual payments for 29 years, each payment is 5% greater than the previous one.
Mega Millions started on August 31, 1996 with the name of the “Big Game.” The first draw was held on September 6, 1996 and only six states participated.
At first, draws were only held on Fridays; it was not until 1998 that they also began to be held on Tuesdays. The following year, New Jersey became the seventh member state, followed by Ohio, Washington, New York, and California.
In 2002, the game changed its name from the Big Game to Mega Millions and in 2010 all 45 states of the United States were part of the drawing, as well as the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.
On March 30, 2012, Mega Millions made history with the world’s largest prize in any game up to that date: $656 million. The jackpot was divided into three parts.
That lottery industry record stood for nearly four years until it was eclipsed, first, by a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot in January 2016 and then on November 8, 2022 when Powerball itself delivered 2 thousand 40 million dollars.
Mega Millions joined the billion-dollar club on October 23, 2018.
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