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.
**Some states use a Megaplier feature to increase non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3 or 4 times. To find out if your state participates, and to get Megaplier results, visit the lottery web site in the state in which you played.