LottoSmile's Mega Millions Mega Winners

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 LottoSmile have had massive Mega Millions luck, winning Mega Millions' marvelous second prize.

Mega Millions 2nd division prize winners at LottoSmile

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 LottoSmile's Mega Millions second place winners prior to that date won the $250,000 prize. A more recent winner at LottoSmile, Nataliia from the Ukraine, won an amazing $1,000,000 Mega Millions prize in September 2017!

Winners from both sides of the Atlantic

Mega Millions winners

In October 2009, T.K. from New York became our first huge Mega Millions winner when he decided to use LottoSmile 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 LottoSmile, allowing him to participate in every Mega Millions draw automatically and benefit from a 20% discount. In addition to the free flight from LottoSmile, N.B. toured New York City, which included a stop at the lottery headquarters, where LottoSmile 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. benefited from a 20% discount 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 these stories show, you can play Mega Millions if you're not a US resident.

Winning the Mega Millions second prize today

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 can climb to as high as $5 million with the purchase of a Megaplier. Playing Mega Millions with the optional Mega Millions Megaplier feature as an add-on gives you a chance to multiply your 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!