How to Play
Drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays in Atlanta, Georgia at 10 p.m. CST. Buy your ticket by 9 p.m. on the day of the drawing. Tickets purchased after 9 p.m. on drawing nights will be valid for the next drawing(s).
1. Choose one of the three following options to play Mega Millions:
- On a Mega Millions playslip, mark five numbers from 1 through 75 and one yellow Mega Ball number from 1 through 15, using black or blue ink only. You can play up to five different sets of numbers on each playslip (A - E). Each Mega Millions play costs $1.
- Mark the Quick Pick (QP) box to have your Mega Millions numbers randomly generated for you on each board (A-E). A Mega Millions playslip lets you choose Quick Pick for the first set of numbers, the Mega Ball number or both sets of numbers.
- Ask the retailer for a Quick Pick for your Mega Millions numbers - up to 10 plays on one ticket.
2. You may play the same sets of numbers for 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, or 20 consecutive drawings by marking the appropriate MULTIDRAW box on the playslip. Or, when purchasing a Mega Millions Quick Pick, ask the retailer for the number of drawings you want to play, up to 20 drawings.
3. Add Megaplier®! For an extra $1 per board per draw, mark the MEGAPLIER box to increase any nonjackpot prize won. Or, ask the retailer for the Megaplier when purchasing a Quick Pick ticket. With the Megaplier option, all prizes except for the jackpot prize ($1 to $1,000,000) are multiplied by the Megaplier number (2, 3, 4 or 5) randomly selected at the time of the drawing.
Check your playslip carefully. Mega Millions tickets cannot be canceled.
How to Win
for drawings beginning 10/22/13
Match 5 + Mega Ball
Odds 1 in 258,890,850
Odds 1 in 18,492,204
Match 4 + Mega Ball
Odds 1 in 739,688
Odds 1 in 52,835
Match 3 + Mega Ball
Odds 1 in 10,720
Odds 1 in 766
Match 2 + Mega Ball
Odds 1 in 473
Match 1 + Mega Ball
Odds 1 in 56
Match Mega Ball Only
Odds 1 in 21
Overall Odds of winning a prize are 1 in 15.
*Pari-Mutuel Prize: The jackpot prize is divided equally among multiple winners. The advertised Jackpot Prize represents an estimate of the annuity amount which would be paid in 30 graduated installments that increase by a percentage set out in the Mega Millions game directive. Winners also have the option to take a one-time lump sum cash payment equal to the amount of money that would have been invested to provide the 30-installment annuity option. In accordance with game rules certain Mega Millions and Megaplier prizes may become pari-mutuel if claims exceed available prize funds.
For complete game rules, see the Mega Millions directive on the Lottery's full website.