What is the Mega Millions Lotto Anyway?

Simply put, the Mega Millions lottery is a multi state lottery, not unlike the trans-national lotteries in Europe. The only difference is that the participating states all belong to the United States Federation. In all, there are 42 participating states, plus D. C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. When you add it all up, there's a lot of money coming in. It's a fact that the Mega Millions Lottery is one of the richest in the world, with one of the biggest jackpots in the history of lotteries.

As I said, playing is easy. All you have to do is choose some random numbers and then match them to some other random numbers that a lottery representative reads out. You can even get the results directly online on TheLotter. Additionally, you can even look at results from last week, and the week before that, and so on for every result there ever was in the history of the Mega Millions.

This is no accident. It's a tool that the service provides shrewd players who understand that according to statistical analysis, certain numbers simply perform better than others.

The Mega Millions Lottery got its start in 2000, when multi-state games were all the rage. So the states of Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey and Virgina all got together to see what they could come up with. The result was a $363 million dollar jackpot. New York and Ohio quickly joined in after realizing this was no joke, and they upped the ante with their large affluent populations. Prizes routinely crossed the $300,000,000 mark because, let's face it, there was enough money moving through the lottery to make it possible. By 2005 the rest of the big boys joined in - Washington, California and Texas. The game became unstoppable and within 5 more years, 23 more states were added to the roster, making the Mega Millions one of the richest lotteries in the history of the planet.

So it's understood that the prizes are large and the tickets are easy to come by. The question of how to win still stands, polluting the air with its obviousness. Everyone wants to know how to win. I am going to outline the simplest, most legal ways to win the Mega Millions Lotto in a separate entry. There are other ways to win, but they involve breaking people's fingers and committing unsavory acts that the law frowns upon.

It's always best to do things by the book, and winning is no exception. Grab onto your hat, keep your hands inside the ride at all times, and get ready to let your mind explode!