On October 23, 2018, Mega Millions awarded a whopping $1.537 billion jackpot prize to a single ticket holder. This fell short of the largest prize of $1.586 billion in the Powerball lottery awarded in 2016, and shared by multiple ticket holders. The lottery draws are done on Wednesday and on Saturday.
How to Play Mega Millions
Players need to choose numbers from two different sets. Five numbers out of 70 need be selected first, plus 1 gold ball number out another set of 25 gold balls. The player needs to only guess one of the sets correctly in order to win a prize. Those that get the 5+1 combination correct, get the top jackpot. Besides these numbers, there is a Megaplier number as well, which can multiply the winnings if one chooses to pay for it.
Mega Millions Prizes and Odds
The odds of winning the top jackpot is 1 in 303 million.
Other than the Grand Prize, all Mega Millions prizes are set amounts. The lottery starts at a minimum of $40 million and grows by a minimum of $5 million per draw each time the jackpot rolls over.
Prize Tier Odds of Winning Average Prize
1 in 302,575,350 Jackpot Prize
1 in 12,607,306 $1,000,000
1 in 931,001 $10,000
1 in 38,792 $500
1 in 10,720 $200
1 in 606 $10
1 in 693 $10
1 in 89 $4
1 in 37 $2
There is also a multiplier feature called PowerPlay. With this feature you are able to increase non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times.
|Megaplier||Prize Times MegaPlier||Odds|
|5x||Prize Won Multiplied by 5||1 in 14|
|4x||Prize Won Multiplied by 4||1 in 4|
|3x||Prize Won Multiplied by 3||1 in 1.5|
|2x||Prize Won Multiplied by 2||1 in 2|
Where can I Buy Mega Millions?
Mega Millions tickets can be purchased in multiple states including: Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Virginia. A complete list of which states can be found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_Millions
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