Mega Millions is available in 45 states, apart from the District of Columbia and the United States. The Virgin Islands debuted in 1996 as The Big Game and was briefly reintroduced in 2002 as The Big Game Mega Millions before being renamed Mega Millions. The Megaplier is not available in California. The states with the most Mega Millions of winners are New York and California.
The Only the Jackpot feature gives players two opportunities to win the jackpot. Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming all have this choice. Just the Jackpot plays are only available as Quick Picks in Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, South Dakota, and Texas.
How do I participate in Mega Millions?
Choose five numbers ranging from 1 to 70 and a Mega Ball number ranging from 1 to 25, or choose Quick Pick. Add the Megaplier option to increase the chances of multiplying any non-jackpot winnings.
What exactly is the Quick Pick option?
The Quick Pick game produces random numbers for the draw, saving you from being required to come up with your own numbers.
Which number is the Mega Ball winning number?
It’s the sixth number on a ticket, and it ranges from 1 to 25. You’ll get at least $2 if you match it.
What exactly is the Mega Millions Multiplier?
Each Mega Millions draw includes Megaplier numbers from 2 to 5. When a player selects the Megaplier option, their non-jackpot wins are doubled by that number. Except for California, all states provide the Megaplier option. The Megaplier cost an additional $1.
What exactly is Just the Jackpot?
Just the Jackpot is a function that provides players with two number sets that can only be used to win the jackpot. Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming are among the states that offer it. Non-jackpot prizes are not accessible when gaming Just the Jackpot. In some states, the numbers are only available for Quick Pick.
What are the Mega Millions jackpot payout options?
If you hit the jackpot, you have the option of receiving it as a one-time cash payment or as an annuity with annual payments spread out over 29 years. Try out our annuity cash conversion tool to compare the two choices.
Why is the cash lump amount on a Mega Millions jackpot lower than the annuity option advertised?
The cash lump sum is the amount of money that is immediately available as a result of the sale of Mega Millions of tickets. The annuities option deposits the cash lump payment over 29 years in government bonds, earning interest over time. View an approximation of these annual payments with our annuity payment schedule tool.
When are the Mega Millions draws?
Mega Millions of drawings take place at 11:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.