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How to Play Mega Millions In Ireland

The Irish Lottery is one of the biggest and best national lotteries in Europe. It’s hugely popular in its homeland, as you would expect, but while its jackpots are impressive they don’t come close to the jackpots offered on the Mega Millions.

This lottery is often seen as an American lottery to be played by Americans only. But it is possible to play Mega Millions in Ireland, with Mega Millions tickets sold by online lottery vendors.

And if that’s not enough to convince you, then this guide will be as we look at all the reasons you should play Mega Millions in Ireland.

How to Play Mega Millions in Ireland?

You can play Mega Millions through online lottery portals. These portals are unofficial vendors, which means they are not controlled by the licensing authority that owns the lottery. But they are still legitimate, with winnings often paid as soon as the official Mega Millions results are in.

Mega Millions tickets bought through these portals are all virtual, stored safely in online accounts. It presents a viable option for anyone looking to play Mega Millions without flying to the United States.

Mega Millions in Ireland

Mega Millions tickets consist of 6 numbers, one of which is a bonus ball known as the “Mega Ball”. Players must choose main numbers from 1 to 70, with the Mega Ball chosen from a pool ranging from 1 to 25. There are 9 prize tiers in total, the first of which is paid to players who get the Mega Ball and nothing else.

How Much is a Mega Millions Ticket?

In the United States Mega Millions tickets cost $3 each, with an extra charge of $2 for a Megaplier. This offers players the chance to multiply all non-jackpot winnings by between 2x and 5x, depending on how the Megaplier is drawn.

Players who buy their tickets through online portals can expect to pay more and may not be able to play the Megaplier. There is also something known as Just the Jackpot, which costs $3 per ticket and gives players two chances at winning the jackpot, while discounting all other prizes.

The Just the Jackpot option is taken by thousands of players every week, but at the time of writing it has yet to lead to a jackpot win. It is available on physical tickets purchased in several American states, but as with the Megaplier it may not be available outside of the US.

Playing Mega Millions at Multilotto costs just €3.00. In any case, it should be cheaper to play Mega Millions in Ireland than it is to play the Irish Lotto. That’s because the Irish Lotto has a minimum spend of €4, which consists of two lines of €2. Mega Millions does not have such a minimum spend and players can play just 1 line per draw if they choose.

What is the Maximum Mega Millions Jackpot?

There is no maximum jackpot on the Mega Millions. There is a minimum jackpot, which is set at $40 million, but there is no maximum, so it just keeps on climbing. Theoretically, the larger it is, the higher the chance it will be won, as more Mega Millions tickets leads to more number combinations being used.

The highest this lottery has ever been was $656 million in 2012. At the time this was the largest amount ever won on a lottery and was split between three lucky lotto winners, who each claimed $158 million in cash.

Mega Millions in Ireland

The Mega Millions, just like the Powerball and other US lotteries, advertises its lottery as an annuity, which is paid out in 30 annual instalments. Players are given the option of this annuity or a cash-lump sum, which is smaller but is paid out immediately.

The difference between these two amounts can be quite significant. As an example, the cash sum for the $656 million jackpot was $347.6 million, which meant that the three ticket holders ended up with “just” $158 million. Of course, the alternative is to take instalments that will be paid out over the course of 30 years.

Find Mega Millions Results Online

You can find Mega Millions results on the official site, on social media, on online lottery portals, and in many other locations. This is a huge lottery that sells millions of tickets every week, which means that there is no shortage of players looking for those results.

The Mega Millions draw takes place every Tuesday and Friday evenings at 11pm, and the Mega Millions results are available online shortly after this. The draw takes place at the WSB-TV studios in Atlanta, Georgia and is sanctioned by the Georgia Lottery Organisation.

Mega Millions tickets can be purchased up to half an hour before the draw takes place, and tickets for the following draw are available shortly afterwards. Most online lottery portals will send ticket holders notifications if their numbers come in, but it can take several hours for these to be sent as they need to wait for the result and confirm them, and this is not always instantaneous.

Multilotto offers players in Ireland the chance to play lotteries from around the world including Mega Sena, Viking Lotto, New York Lotto and the Eurojackpot. What are you waiting for, buy a lotto ticket today!


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