9 Facts About Mega Millions

1. On March 30, 2012, Mega Millions made history with the world's largest prize in any jackpot game to that date: $656 million.

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2. The first three numbers and mega ball (42) in the Mega Millions drawing matched the first three numbers and the final number (which Hurley used as the "mega ball" number) in the Lost sequence.

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3. On January 31, 2010, Mega Millions expanded to include the 23 MUSL members; as of that date, 35 jurisdictions were participating in Mega Millions.

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4. The current version of Mega Millions requires players to match 5 of 70 white balls, and the gold-colored "MegaBall" from a second field, of 25 numbers.

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5. The last two numbers in the Mega Millions drawing did not match the last two numbers that were used in the scene.

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6. In 2005, Mega Millions was the target of a mailing scam.

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7. On the same day, 10 existing Mega Millions-participating lotteries began selling Powerball tickets.

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8. The current version of Mega Millions uses a plus (for the "Mega Ball") double matrix to select its winning numbers.

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9. The first Mega Millions drawing was in 2002; see below.

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