Mega Millions is played in 43 states, D.C. and U.S. Virgin Islands. To learn more about the participating jurisdictions, go to: www.megamillions.com.
The cost for a single play is $1. If a player chooses the Megaplier option, there is an additional $1 charge per play.
For an extra $1 per play, add Megaplier to increase your non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times! On draw nights, a Megaplier number is drawn from a field of 15 numbers with the following frequency: six 5’s, three 4's, four 3's, and two 2's. If your Mega Millions ticket includes Megaplier, your non-jackpot prize is MULTIPLIED by the Megaplier number drawn! To add Megaplier, simply mark the Megaplier option on your play slip or ask your retailer to add it to your Mega Millions play..
Drawings are held each Tuesday and Friday night at 10:00 p.m. CT. To be eligible on the nights of the drawing, you must purchase your Mega Millions tickets before 8:58 p.m. CT.
The odds of winning any prize on a $1 play are 1 in 14.71. More detailed information on odds and prizes is available at: www.megamillions.com
There are nine different ways to win (including the jackpot)! Mega Millions Information
Yes. A player may buy a Mega Millions ticket for up to nine consecutive draws (current draw plus the next eight draws). This is a "multiple draw ticket." A player may also choose to purchase a subscription for Mega Millions. A subscription is good for 26 draws (3 months), 52 draws (6 months), or 104 draws (1 year).
A jackpot prize winner may choose to receive the prize money in annual payments over a period of 29 years (30 payments over 29 years), or as a single lump sum cash payment.
When a player chooses the Cash Option, the Lottery pays the money that would have been invested over 29 years directly to the player in one payment.
Both payment options are subject to income taxes. A player automatically receives the annuity option unless the player chooses the Cash Option within 60 days of claiming the jackpot prize.
If a winning player passes away during the annuity payment period of a prize that is paid on an annuitized basis, the Multi-State Lottery Association's game group, in its discretion, may accelerate the payment of all of the remaining proceeds to the player's estate.