General information about Megabucks WI
This is the US based lottery game that was launched in June, 1992, or 28 years, 1 month and 18 days ago. WI Megabucks is currently available only in Wisconsin. This is a widely popular lottery, but it has still always been known as WI Megabucks. The game-play format wasn’t changing since the game was launched. The lottery is operated by The Wisconsin Lottery. In case you want to know more about The Wisconsin Lottery, here is their official website: https://www.wilottery.com. USA Wisconsin Megabucks results may be found there as well, by the way. As for their support service, The Wisconsin Lottery can be reached via the following contact details:
- Phone: 608-261-4916
- Lottery office: 2135 Rimrock Road, Madison, WI 53713
Keep in mind that players must be 18 or over to play.
Check USA Wisconsin Megabucks results
USA Wisconsin Megabucks results are aired right after the drawings that take place in the headquarters of The Wisconsin Lottery in Madison. At the moment, draws are held twice a week. To be more precise, they are held on Wednesday and Saturday, at 10 p.m. local time. The numbers are drawn using the random number generator. In case you were curious, the first ever draw was held on June 18, 1992, or 28 years, 1 month and 18 days ago.
How it works: picking up USA Wisconsin Megabucks numbers
The currently applied format is as follows: 6 / 49. As you can see, players are to choose six main USA Wisconsin Megabucks numbers from the range between 1 and 49 USA Wisconsin Megabucks numbers. Pay attention that there are neither additional, nor bonus numbers, just the EZmatch number.
Megabucks WI winning odds & prize categories
The lottery currently offers four prize categories. A great news is that in case no winner is found, the WI Megabucks top prize rolls over to the next draw. For now, it accounts for $1 million. This is the minimum amount, while the biggest WI Megabucks jackpot ever has reached $22.2 million. It was set on May 30, 2015, or 5 years, 2 months and 7 days ago. Just for your interest, the winning numbers were 21, 22, 34, 36, 40, and 43. As shown by official estimates, the odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 6,991,908. In particular, you will have to correctly guess all the six main USA Wisconsin Megabucks numbers. For more information, please look at the table below:
1 : 6,991,908
1 : 27,101
1 : 517
1 : 29
The overall winning chances, in turn, are 1 in 24.
Megabucks WI prices
The minimum cost of playing is $1 (for two panels). An important thing to mention is that players have an opportunity to increase their winning odds using the lottery’s multiplier feature, namely EZmatch. In case some of your main numbers match the EZmatch number, you win instant prizes of up to $250. No add-on games are provided, however.
Hot and cold USA Wisconsin Megabucks numbers
The lottery’s most often drawn numbers are 39, 05, 20, 24, 36, and 43. The cold, or the least frequent numbers are 10, 22, 15, 49, 48, and 45.
Payouts of Megabucks WI prizes
In case you happen to win WI Megabucks jackpot, be ready to decide between the lump sum and annual payments. You will have 60 days to take the decision. In case there are two or more winners, by the way, the top prize will be equally shared. As for prizes of other categories, winnings of up to $599 can be received at lottery retailers. Amounts between $600 and $50,000 may be claimed at the lottery offices. In case you've won more, call the lottery office and ask for further instructions. Unfortunately, WI Megabucks winnings are subject to taxation: for the US citizens, this is both federal and state tax. One more thing to take into account is that all the prizes are to be claimed within 180 days from the day of the draw or otherwise the winning ticket expires, regardless of USA Wisconsin Megabucks results.