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Mega Millions States 2021

Many of us dream of a day where we don’t have to work. It’s the ultimate fantasy to have more money than you know what to do with, being able to purchase everything you’ve ever wanted without lifting a finger ever again. For people that win the lottery, this dream is actually a reality.

One of the most popular lotteries to play in the United States is Mega Millions. Mega Millions first made its appearance in the U.S. in 1996. At the time of its introduction, however, it was known as The Big Game. This was later changed to The Big Game Mega Millions before finally being called Mega Millions, which is the name of the game today.

As of June 2019, Mega Millions is available in 44 states. The game is also available in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Mega Millions winning numbers are drawn twice per week. Every Tuesday and Friday, the drawings are held at WSB-TV studio in Atlanta, Georgia. The minimum jackpot for Mega Millions is $40 million, which is paid in installments over a period of 30 years. Winners can also take an immediate payout. However, the total amount received is less than taking installments.

To play Mega Millions, a person must be over the age of 18. Each game requires a ticket, which costs $2. In most states, a Megaplier option is available for an additional dollar. This adds a multiplier to non-jackpot prizes. Winners can pick their own numbers or can have random numbers selected by their chosen lottery retailer.

If there are no winners for one night’s drawing, the amount of the jackpot continues to climb until there is a winner. The largest jackpot in the history of the game was during the October 23, 2018 drawing. The $1.537 billion jackpot was claimed by one winner in South Carolina the following March.

Mega Millions States 2021

State 2021 Pop.
Arizona7,520,103
Arkansas3,033,946
California39,613,493
Colorado5,893,634
Connecticut3,552,821
Delaware990,334
Florida21,944,577
Georgia10,830,007
Idaho1,860,123
Illinois12,569,321
Indiana6,805,663
Iowa3,167,974
Kansas2,917,224
Kentucky4,480,713
Louisiana4,627,002
Maine1,354,522
Maryland6,065,436
Massachusetts6,912,239
Michigan9,992,427
Minnesota5,706,398
Missouri6,169,038
Nebraska1,951,996
New Hampshire1,372,203
New Jersey8,874,520
New Mexico2,105,005
New York19,299,981
North Carolina10,701,022
North Dakota770,026
Ohio11,714,618
Oklahoma3,990,443
Oregon4,289,439
Pennsylvania12,804,123
Rhode Island1,061,509
South Carolina5,277,830
South Dakota896,581
Tennessee6,944,260
Texas29,730,311
Vermont623,251
Virginia8,603,985
Washington7,796,941
West Virginia1,767,859
Wisconsin5,852,490
Wyoming581,075

Mega Millions States 2021