How is the unclaimed Mega Millions Lottery prize used.

There have been instances in the history of Mega Millions Lottery that jackpot was not claimed by anyone..

And when the prize is not claimed by anyone within the certain time period for whatever reason. The unclaimed money is..

Distributed among all the participating states. The distribution is done in the same ratio each state contributed to the lottery

If you are wondering how this Mega Millions price money is used by states, then take a look at the next slide for your answer

Each state has its own ways to spend the unclaimed money. Most of the state use it towards public welfare, education 

Illinois spent 25% of the uncliamed Mega Millions Money towards funding for public schools last year.

Rest of the money remains in the state lottery fund, and is used whenever necessary.