Mega Millions is played in 36 states along with the District of Columbia and the U-S Virgin Islands. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 14.71. That's the news coming from the Mega Millions website, in a new press release titled "Mega Millions jackpot won again on the 8th!" The only other jackpot won this year was on January 8 in NY. Just behind that is the $648 million jackpot split by two winners on December 17, 2013.
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights at 11. The mega ball was 5. Under Indiana law, lottery winners' names are public record once they claim the prize, he said.