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How to Play Mega Millions in South Africa | The USA Lucky Numbers Game That Pays Big

Along with the USA Powerball, the USA Mega Millions is one of the most popular lotteries to play in South Africa with jackpots bigger than most other Lucky Numbers games.

To get some idea of how good the USA Mega Millions is to play, it made the world’s richest lottery winner in 2018 when a woman from South Carolina won an astonishing $1.53 billion (R24.52 billion).

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Can you even imagine winning that much money? I certainly can't!

I'm sure you're desperate to get started learning how to play Mega Millions in South Africa, so let's get right to it!

How to play Mega Millions in South Africa

The first thing that's quite unique about the USA Mega Millions is the number range, which is wider than most other lotteries. There are 70 balls to choose from which means predicting even 1 ball correctly isn't easy.

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When you play Mega Millions in South Africa, you can choose to pick 1, 2, 3 or 4 main draw numbers which range from 1 to 70. Your other option is to make your Mega Millions predictions including the Bonus Ball (Mega Ball), which is in the number range of between 1 and 25. 

Selecting your USA Mega Millions numbers with the bonus ball included significantly increases your potential payout but also reduces your chances of winning because correct predictions are much more difficult. 

What time is the Mega Millions Draw in South Africa?

The USA Mega Millions draw takes place every Wednesday and Saturday at 5 am South African time. So be sure to get your bets in by Tuesday and Friday evening before you go to bed for the following morning's draw!

How much does it cost to play Mega Millions?

The great thing about playing Mega Millions online in South Africa is that you can bet as little as R1 on any draw. This means playing Mega Millions is easy and affordable no matter how many numbers you want to play or which type of bet you want to place.

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Where to play Mega Millions online in South Africa

If you aren't yet registered with a bookmaker, signing up for a betting account is a very important first step to playing the Mega Millions online.

These are our recommended betting sites for playing Mega Millions online in South Africa:

➡️ Hollywoodbets (R25 Sign Up Free Bet)

➡️ Betway South Africa (R1000 First Deposit Bonus)

➡️ Gbets (R25 Free Bet or R1000 First Deposit Bonus)

How to bet on Mega Millions online in South Africa

If you've played Lucky Numbers before, you won't have any trouble betting on the Mega Millions in South Africa. You'll just need to visit your favourite bookmaker online and find Mega Millions in the Lucky Numbers section to start playing. 

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For beginners, the steps required for placing a bet on the Mega Millions depend on where you choose to play, but here are the basic steps:

1️⃣ Register and login to Hollywoodbets, Betway or Gbets.

2️⃣ Find the Lucky Numbers page. 

3️⃣ Select the USA Mega Millions lottery. 

Upcoming draws are usually displayed in order from soonest to furthest away from starting. Some sites will let you filter by country or let you search for the lottery by name. 

4️⃣ Choose your bet type. 

For Regular/Main Draw bets, you'll need to pick your numbers from the grid. For Draw Sum bets, click the odds to make your selection.

5️⃣ Go to your betslip to see your selections. 

6️⃣ Enter your stake where it says "Bet Amount" or "Stake".

7️⃣ Click "Bet Now" or "Submit" to place your bet.

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Mega Millions Predictions

One of the biggest questions we always get asked about Lucky Numbers betting is how to choose your numbers. There are many different methods you can use to make your Lucky Numbers predictions.

Some punters like to choose their numbers based on their birthday, while others use our Horoscope Lucky Numbers guide our Lucky Numbers Dream Guide.

But the quickest way to make your Mega Millions predictions is to use our Lucky Numbers generator below. 

Get Your Mega Millions Lucky Numbers

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Mega Millions Results

You can check Mega Millions results from past draws here to see if you're a winner. The Mega Millions past results with winning numbers are posted in order starting with the latest draw and going back. To find older past Mega Millions results, use the calendar to filter for the specific dates you need. 

Want to know more about Lucky Numbers?

For more detailed information on how to bet on Lucky Numbers at various bookmakers in South Africa, please read any of these guides:

📖 Hollywoodbets Lucky Numbers Guide

📖 Betway Lucky Numbers Guide

📖 Gbets Lucky Numbers Guide

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For more about online sports betting, casino games and lotteries in South Africa, visit the Betting Guide homepage to find bookmaker reviews, promotions, betting tips and more.

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