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Mega Millions (initially called The Big Game Mega Millions as the successor of The Big Game) is an American multi-jurisdictional lottery game. The first (The Big Game) Mega Millions drawing was in 2002 (see below). The term "mega millions" actually is a pleonasm, since "mega" already means "million" in Greek.
The minimum Mega Millions advertised jackpot is $15 million, paid in 30 graduated yearly installments, increasing 5% per annum (unless the cash option is chosen; see below for differences by state). The jackpot increases when there is no top-prize winner (see below for information on how the game's jackpot is funded).
State governments in the United States are those republics formed by citizens in the jurisdiction thereof as provided by the United States Constitution, with the original 13 states forming the first Articles of Confederation, and later the aforementioned Constitution. Within the U.S. constitution are provisions as to the formation of new states within the Union.
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Main data source: CIA World Fact Book Gambling
The Georgia Lottery is overseen by the government of Georgia, United States. Headquartered in Atlanta and run by the Georgia Lottery Corporation, the lottery takes in over US$1 billion yearly. By law, half of the money goes to prizes, one-third to education, and the remainder to operating and marketing the lottery. The education money funds the HOPE Scholarship, and has become a successful model for other lotteries, including the South Carolina Education Lottery.
The Colorado Lottery is run by the government of Colorado. It is a member of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL).
The Colorado Lottery began on January 24, 1983, initially selling only scratch tickets. Its first drawing took place on April 23, 1983.]citation needed[
A mega number, usually known as a powerball or mega ball, is a number drawn in a lottery game that comes from a second number field, rather than among the game's "regular" numbers.
Currently, 45 U.S. lotteries offer Powerball, Mega Millions, or both. These games each use two sets of numbers. Powerball draws five rubber balls from a machine containing 59 balls. A sixth number, the Powerball, then is drawn from a second drum, of 39 numbers. The Mega Millions game is similar; 5 of 56, then the Mega Ball from a set of 46 balls.
The Missouri Lottery is run by the government of Missouri. It is a charter member of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), whose first drawing was held in 1988.
The Ohio Lottery is run by the Ohio Lottery Commission. Its games include Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 ("numbers games"), Keno, Classic Lotto, Powerball, Mega Millions, and scratch tickets. The Lottery's slogan is "Take a chance on education. Odds are, you'll have fun!"
The Lottery's director is Dennis Berg; previous directors include Mike Dolan and Tom Hayes.
The New York Lottery began in 1967 as the third modern U.S. lottery, after Puerto Rico's began in 1934, and New Hampshire's in 1964. It provides revenue for public education, and is based in Schenectady.