Mega Millions is one of America’s multi-state lotteries that regularly produces giant-sized jackpots. Like many other lotto games, Mega Millions has undergone changes both to the brand and the format over the years. Previously known as the The Big Game and then the Big Game Mega Millions, it finally changed to its current name Mega Millions in 2002. The minimum jackpot is $40 million, and each time it is won is paid in 30 yearly instalments, increasing by 5% each year. Mega Millions is most renowned for the largest jackpot win ever, a staggering $656 million was claimed on 30 March 2012 by three ticket-holders; from the states of Illinois, Kansas and Maryland. The biggest single winner of Mega Millions came on the 25 March 2011 drawing, where $319 million was claimed.