Mega Millions is a multi-state game that costs $2 per play. Megaplier® is available as an add-on and costs an additional $1 per play.
Mega Millions has large jackpots and a second-tier prize of $1 million!
Drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at approximately 10 p.m.
|Mega Millions Structure||Prize payout with Megaplier® purchase when Megaplier number is:|
|Match||Prize||Chances 1 in||2x||3x||4x||5x|
|5 white balls + Mega Ball||Jackpot||302,575,350||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|5 white balls||$1,000,000||12,607,306||$2,000,000||$3,000,000||$4,000,000||$5,000,000|
|4 white balls + Mega Ball||$10,000||931,001||$20,000||$30,000||$40,000||$50,000|
|4 white balls||$500||38,792||$1,000||$1,500||$2,000||$2,500|
|3 white balls + Mega Ball||$200||14,547||$400||$600||$800||$1,000|
|3 white balls||$10||606||$20||$30||$40||$50|
|2 white balls + Mega Ball||$10||693||$20||$30||$40||$50|
|1 white balls + Mega Ball||$4||89||$8||$12||$16||$20|
|0 white balls + Mega Ball||$2||37||$4||$6||$8||$10|
Overall Chances of Winning a Prize: 1 in 24 for each $2 play
Select five different numbers from 1 to 70 and mark them on the top portion of the playboard.
Then, select one Mega Ball® between 1 and 25 from the bottom portion of the playboard.
Quick Pick: Mark the QP box, for one or both of the playslip areas, to have the terminal randomly select your numbers for you.
Multi-Draw: Mega Millions can be played for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 or 15 consecutive drawings. Each play costs $2.
Add the Megaplier® feature for an extra $1 per playboard, and increase your non-jackpot prize winnings by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times their normal value! Mark the "Y" or YES box next to "Megaplier" to select this feature for all play boards on the playslip. The Megaplier number will be chosen from a field of 15 numbers according to the following frequency: one 5X, three 4X, six 3X and five 2X.
With the Megaplier feature, any $2 through $1 million prize won on a Mega Millions play will be multiplied by that drawing's Megaplier number. For example, if you purchase a ticket with the Megaplier option, win $10,000 in the Mega Millions drawing and the Megaplier number drawn is 4, you could win a total of $40,000 ($10,000 x 4).
Give your playslip to the retailer to process your ticket. Check your ticket to confirm that the numbers and date are correct. Sign your ticket, and store it in a safe place. Remember to check the next Mega Millions drawing to see if you've won!
$2 for one play
Tuesday and Friday, 10 p.m. Central Time
No Ticket Sales
- Tuesday and Friday, 8:59 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- 2-5 a.m. daily
Cash your winning Mega Millions tickets up to $600 at any Draw Games retail location. Prizes above $600 can be claimed by completing and mailing a claim form with the winning ticket to: Missouri Lottery, P.O. Box 7777, Jefferson City, MO 65102-7777. Players also have the option to submit their claim form and original winning ticket at a Lottery office. Players have 180 days from the last winning drawing date on their ticket to claim their prize(s).
Lump sum payment (cash) or jackpot payments (annuity)
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 paid out over 29 years).
Understanding your chances of winning
No matter how many people play Mega Millions, the chances of winning never change. The chances of winning are based on the amount of number combinations, not the number of players. Here's how your chances of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are determined.