Mega Millions: How to Play

Jackpots start at $40 million and tickets are $2.


The Basics


Get a Ticket


Drawings


Multi-Draw Tickets


Annuity vs. Cash


Last Big Winner


Participating Lotteries


$5,000 winner!

Prizes and Odds of Winning

MatchWinApprox. Odds
5 of 5 + Mega Ball JACKPOT* 1 in 302,575,350
5 of 5 $1,000,000 1 in 12,607,306
4 of 5 + Mega Ball $10,000 1 in 931,001
4 of 5 $500 1 in 38,792
3 of 5 + Mega Ball $200 1 in 14,547
3 of 5 $10 1 in 606
2 of 5 + Mega Ball $10 1 in 693
1 of 5 + Mega Ball $4 1 in 89
Mega Ball ONLY $2 1 in 37

The approximate overall odds of winning a Mega Millions prize are 1 in 24.

Pursuant to Mega Millions game procedures, the prize amounts indicated above may be modified. A prize amount will increase if the winner has added Megaplier to the ticket. Megaplier increases do NOT apply to Mega Millions jackpots.

*The jackpot prize will be divided equally among all winning jackpot prize tickets.

Lotto game tickets must be claimed within one year of drawing date.

Click for larger image. Sample play slip