United States Mega Millions Lottery
Mega Millions (MM) is a US multi-jurisdictional lottery game. Mega Millions' advertised jackpots have started at $12 million and are paid in 26 yearly installments (unless the cash option is chosen). The jackpot increases when there is no jackpot winner.
Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers - five different numbers from 1 to 56 and one number from 1 to 46 - or select Easy Pick. You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.
The largest jackpot in Mega Millions, as well as in American lottery history, was $656 million annuitized (with a cash option of $474 million) for the March 30, 2012 drawing in which there were three jackpot-winning tickets; one each in Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland.