American lotteries like Powerball and Mega Millions are hugely popular not just in the US, but across the entire globe. One reason for their monumental success is their limitless jackpots, of course, but their secondary prizes also garner worldwide attention. Three players from theLotter have had massive Mega Millions luck, winning Mega Millions' marvellous second prize.
The Mega Millions second prize is now worth a striking $1 million, but this wasn't always the case. Prior to Mega Millions rule changes implemented in October 2013, the second prize was worth $250,000 – lower, but a stunning amount nevertheless. All of theLotter's Mega Millions second place winners won their prizes prior to 2013.
In October 2009, T.K. from New York became our first huge Mega Millions winner when he decided to use theLotter to buy Mega Millions tickets online from the comfort of his own home. As he was already located in New York, he did not have to travel far to collect his $250,000 prize from the Big Apple's Mega Millions headquarters after matching all five main numbers in the 2009/63 draw!
N.B., on the other hand, was treated to a trans-Atlantic flight from Switzerland to New York to collect his Mega Millions second prize when he matched all of the main numbers on 26 April 2011. N.B. had purchased a multi-draw package on theLotter, allowing him to participate in every Mega Millions draw automatically and benefit from a 20% discount. In addition to the free flight from theLotter, N.B. toured New York City, which included a stop at the lottery headquarters, where theLotter officials helped the winner through his prize-collection process. He returned to Switzerland $250,000 richer – not your average tourist souvenir!
They say luck comes in sets of three and B.G. from Spain completes our Mega Millions hat trick! The Spanish player won our third Mega Millions $250,000 second prize in March 2012. At the time of his win, B.G. was a VIP Diamond player and benefited from a 20% discount, in addition to the 20% savings he received on his Mega Millions tickets since he purchased them as part of a multi-draw package. B.G. saved big to win big, becoming a quarter of a million dollars richer, thanks to his decision to play Mega Millions online.
As stated previously, since October 2013, the Mega Millions second prize has been worth an amazing $1 million… at least! Wait, what? Yes, you read that right. While the prize is worth $1 million, it climb to as high as $5 million with the purchase of a Megaplier. The
Mega Millions Megaplier is an optional add-on which multiplies all secondary prizes from 2 to 5 times, depending on the draw. Make sure to always add the Megaplier when you purchase Mega Millions tickets online!