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


Mega Millions Game Procedures [PDF]

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

$1 million 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.


Prizes & Odds of Winning
(before 10/28/17)


Click for larger image. Sample play slip