How Mega-Millions Is Start

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The game of chance, also known as the lottery, has been around for centuries.

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The first recorded lottery was in China in the 3rd century BC.

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 Lotteries were also used by the Romans and Greeks to raise funds for public works projects.

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The Italian city of Genoa used a lottery to finance the construction of a ship, the Great Michael, in 1469.

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The modern-day lottery was started in the United States by Congress in 1967. 

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The first Mega Millions drawing was performed on May 17, 2002. The game is played in 43 states, Washington D.C., and the United States Virgin Islands.

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Mega Millions is played twice weekly, on Tuesday and Friday nights at 11:00 pm Eastern Time.

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The jackpot starts at $40 million and grows by at least $5 million each time it is not won.

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