Mega Millions Trivia
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There was a jackpot winner in the very first Mega Millions drawing. The drawing on May 17, 2002 resulted in a $27 million winning ticket in Chicago.
There was a second jackpot winner just one week later - which means there were two jackpot winners within the first three Mega Millions drawings.
More than 200 million tickets were sold (at $1 per ticket) for the record $390 million jackpot on March 6, 2007.
Mega Millions has awarded five jackpots of more than $300 million, including the largest North American jackpot of $390 million.
It only took 68 drawings (34 weeks) for Mega Millions to sell its 1 billionth ticket on January 7th 2003.
Mega Millions ticket sales reached 2 billion tickets just 67 drawings later (33.5 weeks) on August 29th, 2003.
The third billionth ticket came just 49 drawings later (24.5 weeks).