A player must select five numbers between 1 and 56 and then select one number (the Mega Ball) between 1 and 46. The cost for one play is $1. A player may select each set in one of three ways: by verbally communicating the numbers to the retailer, by completing a playslip or by requesting a “Quick Pick.” A Quick Pick is a computerized randomly-selected set of numbers available through the Draw Games terminal. Mega Millions is drawn twice a week – Tuesday and Friday -at approximately 9:59 p.m. The more numbers the player matches to those drawn, the more he or she wins.
How to play Mega Millions using a playslip
How to play Mega Millions verbally
At the discretion of the retailer, Mega Millions may be played by making a verbal request for a ticket. The player must provide the clerk with the following information:
Mega Millions tickets CANNOT be canceled.
Jackpot winners have 60 days from the claiming date to declare whether they would like their payments in CASH (equal to approximately 50 percent of the estimated, advertised jackpot) or ANNUITY (the advertised jackpot amount paid in 26 annual payments).
The set prize amounts are based on an expected number of winners. In some cases, these prizes may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis, which will be lower than the published prize levels.
Prizes are approximately 50 percent of sales. Overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 39.89 for each $1 played.
Megaplier - General Rules
Choosing the Megaplier® feature for an extra $1 per playboard can increase non-jackpot prize winnings by 2, 3 or 4 times their normal value. To play, the "YES" box under "Megaplier" must be marked to select this feature for all playboards on the playslip. The Megaplier number will be chosen from a field of 21 numbers according to the following frequency: 12 “4s”, 7 “3s” and 2 “2s”. If the Megaplier feature is chosen, any non-jackpot prize won on a Mega Millions play will be multiplied by that drawings Megaplier number. For example, if a ticket is a $250,000 winner on Mega Millions and the Megaplier number drawn is 4, the ticket would be worth $1,000,000 ($250,000 x 4) if the Megaplier feature was selected. To win the Mega Millions Megaplier, a Mega Millions ticket must be a prize winner between $2 and $250,000, and it must be labeled, “MEGAPLIER – YES” (meaning it is a Megaplier ticket).
All Draw Games are available for purchase from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. (Club Keno until 1:52 a.m.) seven days a week at any Draw Games retailer, except during Draw Breaks.
The process of selecting winning numbers for each game is referred to as a “Drawing” or “Draw.” A “Draw Break” is when sales are suspended for a particular game so that the wagers for that “Drawing” may be balanced and the winning numbers drawn. The draw breaks for each game are listed below:
|Pick 3, Pick 4|
12:45 p.m. – 12:59 p.m. & 8:59 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. daily
|Show Me Cash||
8:59 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. daily
8:59 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday
8:59 p.m. – 10 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday
8:59 p.m. – 10 p.m. Tuesday and Friday
Every 4 minutes starting at 5 a.m. each day
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Jefferson City, MO 65102-1603
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Claim winning tickets up to and including $600 at any Draw Games retail location.
Claim winning tickets of more than $600 at Missouri Lottery redemption centers or by mailing in your ticket with a completed claim form. A claim form must accompany winning tickets of more than $600. A claim form is available at any Lottery retailer or here on our website.
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Jefferson City, MO 65102-7777