Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery that costs $2 per play. Players pick a total of six numbers from two different pools of numbers. The first pool consists of white balls numbered from 1 to 70. Players pick five numbers from this pool. The second pool consists of the “Mega Balls” ranging from 1 to 25. Players pick one number from this pool.
To win the jackpot, a player’s selected numbers must match all six numbers drawn in the twice-weekly Mega Millions drawing. Jackpots start at $40 million and keep increasing until someone wins. The amount of the jackpot increase is based on the number of tickets sold, but the minimum increase is $5 million for each drawing.
Megaplier is an add on feature which increases non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times and costs an additional $1 per play. But this feature does not affect the size of the jackpot! The Megaplier value is determined using a random number generator before each Mega Millions drawing.
Just the Jackpot is an alternative way to play Mega Millions that allows players to play specifically for the jackpot only. Players get to select two sets of numbers for the jackpot for $3. Players who choose this way to play are not eligible for any other prize level.
Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday night at 11:00 PM ET in the studios of WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mega Millions is an exhilarating lottery game available in 44 states including the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia, a total of 46 jurisdictions. You can win cash prizes by matching your numbers with the drawn numbers.
On Top of this page, you will see the latest winning numbers of the latest Mega Millions draw.
The legal age to play Mega Millions is determined by the state in which the ticket is purchased.