How to Play

Mega Millions tickets cost $1.00 per play.                                               

Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers - five different numbers from 1 to 56 and one number from 1 to 46 - or select Easy Pick. You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.

What if you win the jackpot?

Annuity option: Provides 26 annual payments. For every $1,000,000 in the jackpot, you will receive approximately $38,500 per year before taxes.

Cash option: A one-time, lump-sum payment that is equal to all the cash in the Mega Millions jackpot prize pool.

In addition to the jackpot, there are other prizes ranging from $2 to $250,000*.

* In California all prizes are pari-mutuel, meaning payouts are based on sales and the number of winners. All other Mega Millions states set the 2nd through 9th prizes at pre-determined amounts.

Megaplier

Some states use a Megaplier feature to increase non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3 or 4 times; it costs an additional $1 per play. To find out if your state participates, visit the lottery website in the state in which you played. The odds of getting each of the Megaplier numbers are listed in the Megaplier Prize Chart: