The Ohio lottery mega millions game has been in operation since 2002. In general, over the past ten years, the growth in annual sales revenue of the Ohio Lottery Mega Millions game from 2002 to 2010 has been phenomenal. More specifically, in 2002 when the game began selling in Ohio, the revenue from sales was only $16.5 million but has been as high as $223.4 million (2006) before settling down at the 2011 level of $165 million.
More interesting than that tidbit is the fact that even though there has been tremendous growth in sales revenue over that period of time, the Mega Millions sales revenue has not been consistent. For instance, from year 2002 to 2005 there was steady growth, but the next six years from 2005 to 2011, revenue fluctuated up and down and.
For the simple cost of a single dollar, anyone can have the chance to win a minimum of twelve million dollars by winning the multi-state Mega Million jackpot. That's right, the opportunity to make any dream a reality for the same price as any size drink at McDonalds. Holding the record for the largest jackpot in the United States history, the Mega Millions game has awarded more jackpots, exceeding $300 million mark, than any other multi-state lottery game in the country.
With forty-two states, as well as Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands participating in the Mega Millions game, there are more people playing the game than any of the other mega jackpot games in the United States. With more people playing the game, the larger the jackpot can become. Just ask the three winning.