Strict security procedures are followed for every Mega Millions draw.

Each draw is held at WSB-TV studio in Atlanta at 11pm Eastern Time every Tuesday and Friday.

A succesful draw requires numerous componets to be properly executed – often taking around 3 hours of organisation to execute a draw that takes less than 1 minute!

Outside auditors ensure all balls and equipment give each number an equal chance of being drawn.

Pre-drawing tests are run on all machines to ensure they are generating truly random results.

Pre-testing and the actual draws are observed by two draw officials – a lottery employee an an outside auditor.

Only draw officials have access to the securly maintained draw equipment.