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The Mega Millions Prizes And The Odds Of Winning The Mega Millions Jackpot:

Below is the Mega Millions Prize Chart, which helps you understand the odds of winning Mega Millions and the prizes available for each winning tier, thus helping you increase the odds of winning. The Mega Millions prizes start from \$2 for matching the Mega Ball only and escalate up to the Jackpot which is won when players match the five main numbers and the Mega Ball. The overall odds of winning any prize in the Mega Millions lottery are 1 in 24. The prize structure of Mega Millions below can help you calculate the odds of winning the lottery:

Match Prize 2X 3X 4X 5X Odds (1 in) Payback Rates
5+1 \$489,000,000 \$489,000,000 \$489,000,000 \$489,000,000 \$489,000,000 302,575,350 0%
5 \$1,000,000 \$2,000,000 \$3,000,000 \$4,000,000 \$5,000,000 12607306 0%
4+1 \$10,000 \$20,000 \$30,000 \$40,000 \$50,000 931001 0%
4 \$500 \$1,000 \$1,500 \$2,000 \$2,500 38792 0%
3+1 \$200 \$400 \$600 \$800 \$1,000 14547 0%
3 \$10 \$20 \$30 \$40 \$50 606 0%
2+1 \$10 \$20 \$30 \$40 \$50 693 0%
1+1 \$4 \$8 \$12 \$16 \$20 89 0%
1[Lucky Ball] \$2 \$4 \$6 \$8 \$10 37 0%

Overall odds of winning Mega Millions is 1 in 24.

## Megaplier Prizes

The Mega Millions offers a supplementary game, called the Megaplier. Players of all the participating states, except California can enjoy this game. This add-on option costs an additional \$1 per play. It can help boost the value of any non-jackpot Mega Millions prizes that are won by 2,3,4 or 5 times. The Megaplier provides the players a chance to receive a payout with a maximum of \$5 million, without winning the jackpot. The chart below exhibits the various prizes that can be won with Megaplier, the payouts and the odds of a certain Megaplier number being drawn:

Match Base Prize 2x (1 in 3) 3x (1 in 2.5) 4x (1 in 5) 5x (1 in 15)
5 Numbers \$1 million \$2 million \$3 million \$4 million \$5 million
4 Numbers + Mega Ball \$10,000 \$20,000 \$30,000 \$40,000 \$50,000
4 Numbers \$500 \$1,000 \$1,500 \$2,000 \$2,500
3 Numbers + Mega Ball \$100 \$200 \$300 \$400 \$500
3 Numbers \$10 \$20 \$30 \$40 \$50
2 Numbers + Mega Ball \$10 \$20 \$30 \$40 \$50
1 Numbers + Mega Ball \$4 \$8 \$12 \$16 \$20
Mega Ball Only \$2 \$4 \$6 \$8 \$10

## Just the Jackpot

“Just the Jackpot” was introduced in October 2017, which offers the players two chances at winning the Mega Millions jackpot prize for the price of \$3. The players who opt Just The Jackpot wager will only be eligible to win the jackpot prize, which means they are only eligible for one of the nine tiers. The players with this wager cannot claim prizes in any of the other eight prize tiers, which range from \$2 to \$1 million. To take up Just the Jackpot, players can simply pick up a playslip from an authorized retailer and select their preferred numbers. In some states such as Wisconsin, players’ numbers will be generated by the terminal. For more information on the Mega Millions lottery, players can ask their local lottery retailer or they can also contact their nearest lottery office.