Mega Millions: this is the winning number for the drawing this May 28

Mega Millions: this is the winning number for the drawing this May 28
Mega Millions: this is the winning number for the drawing this May 28

You do not have to be a US citizen to participate in Mega Millions (Infobae/Jovani Pérez)

These are the winning results of the drawing for this Tuesday, May 28, carried out by Mega Millionsone of the main lotteries in the United States that delivers millions of dollars in prizes.

You do not have to be a US citizen or resident to participate in the Mega Millions lotteryyou only need to be of legal age in the jurisdiction where the ticket is purchased to play.

The time you have to claim the winning prize varies according to local rules and regulations, The period can be from 90 days to one year from the date of the draw. To find out the maximum window to claim your prize, check with the lottery in the state where the winning ticket was purchased.

Draw date: May 28

Winning numbers: 12 18 48 57 62 4

Multipler: 5

Mega Millions holds two drawings a weekon Tuesdays and Fridays, where you have the opportunity to win several million dollars.

Mega Millions is one of the most popular lotteries in the world (Archive)

To play Mega Millions you must choose six numbersthe first five must be between 1 and 70, without repeating, the sixth number must be one between 1 and 25.

If you don’t decide which number to select you can let Mega Millions select it randomly for you.

To win the Mega Millions jackpot, the combination must match each of the six numbers in the draw. However, you can win from the first draw. The more numbers you get, the greater your prize will be.

Mega Millions prizes range from two dollars to several million dollars.

The price for each Mega Millions play is two dollars, which you recover by hitting even one of the six numbers in the drawing.

If you win the jackpot, Mega Millions has two options to collect it: the first is in cash, make a single payment of the total amount obtained in your draw; the second is through an annuity, delivers one payment followed by annual payments for 29 yearseach payment is 5% greater than the previous one.

Mega Millions started on August 31, 1996 with the name of the “Big Game.” The first draw was held on September 6, 1996 and only six states participated.

At first, draws were only held on Fridays, it was not until 1998 that they also began to be held on Tuesdays. The following year, New Jersey became the seventh member state, followed by Ohio, Washington, New York, and California.

In 2002, the game changed its name from the Big Game to Mega Millions and in 2010 all 45 states of the United States were part of the drawing, as well as the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.

On March 30, 2012, Mega Millions made history with the world’s largest prize in any game to date: $656 million. The jackpot was divided into three parts.

That lottery industry record stood for nearly four years until it was eclipsed, first, by a Powerball jackpot of 1,586 billion dollars in January 2016 and then on November 8, 2022 when the same Powerball delivered 2,400 million dollars.

Mega Millions joined the billion-dollar club on October 23, 2018.

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