Mega Millions offers a mega starting jackpot of $12 million, eight other prize levels, plus unique draw days - all for just $1 per play! HOW TO PLAY
1. Choose one of the three following options to play Mega Millions®:
On a Mega Millions playslip, mark five numbers from 1 through 56 and one yellow Mega Ball number from 1 through 46, 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 multiply any nonjackpot prize won by the Megaplier number (2, 3 or 4) randomly selected at the time of the drawing; the match-5 prize becomes a set prize of $1 million when the Megaplier is purchased! Or, ask the retailer for the Megaplier when purchasing a Quick Pick ticket.
Check your playslip carefully! Mega Millions tickets cannot be canceled.
How Megaplier Works
At the time of each Mega Millions drawing, a Megaplier number of 2, 3 or 4 is drawn from a weighted field of 21 numbers (two 2s, seven 3s and twelve 4s). Mega Millions prizes for the bottom seven tiers ($2 to $10,000) are multiplied by that number. For example, if you win the $10 Mega Millions prize and the Megaplier is X4, your prize becomes $40! Also, the $250,000 match-5 prize becomes a set prize of $1 million when the Megaplier is purchased!
The advertised Mega Millions jackpot represents an estimate of the annuity amount, which is paid in 26 equal annual installments with the first installment paid at the time the prize is claimed. 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 26-installment annuity option. The cash value of the jackpot prize is available on the Mega Millions website.
Jackpot prizes will be available for payment after the 15th calendar day following the drawing, and winners have 60 days from the date of claim to decide on a payment option. Jackpot prizes are pari-mutuel and are divided equally among all jackpot-winning tickets. In accordance with game rules, all set prizes and Megaplier prizes may become pari-mutuel if claims exceed available prize funds. All prize payments are subject to federal and state withholding as required by law.
Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday in Atlanta, Georgia at 10 p.m. CST and are aired live on Official Lottery Show TV stations (with the exception of WVUE-FOX 8 in New Orleans where they air during the first commerical break of the hour.)
Make sure you buy your tickets for each Mega Millions drawing 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). and are updated on this website.
HOW TO WIN
Odds of Winning
Multi-million dollar JACKPOT
1 in 175,711,536
1 in 3,904,701
1 in 689,065
1 in 15,313
1 in 13,781
1 in 844
1 in 306
1 in 141
1 in 75
Overall probability of winning a prize, exclusive of the Megaplier feature, is 1 in 40.
The jackpot prize is pari-mutuel, meaning it will be divided equally among multiple winners.
The advertised Jackpot Prize represents an estimate of the annuity amount which would be paid in 26 equal installments. In accordance with game rules certain Mega Millions and Megaplier prizes may become pari-mutuel if claims exceed available prize funds.
MEGAPLIER® PRIZE CHART
Megaplier X2 Odds: 1 in 10.5
Megaplier X3 Odds: 1 in 3
Megaplier X4 Odds: 1 in 1.75
* Megaplier does not apply to the Jackpot Prize. The match-5 prize of $250,000 becomes a set prize of $1 million when Megaplier is purchased.
In accordance with game rules, certain Mega Millions and Megaplier prizes may become pari-mutuel if claims exceed available prize funds.
NOTICE: Every effort has been made to ensure that the preceding list of prize payouts, odds, and other game information provided on this page is correct.
However, in the event of an error, the official files of the Louisiana Lottery shall be controlling.