Mega Millions Lottery Tickets


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Jackpot:

$79,000,000

Next Draw:
Tuesday 20th August

Mega Millions is one of the USA’s most attractive lotteries, and players from 44 US states and all over the world can buy tickets for this lottery for the chance to win an incredible jackpot prize. The jackpot starts at $40 million but regularly rolls over to hundreds of millions of dollars, and it has even reached more than $1.5 billion in the past!

How to Get Mega Millions Tickets

Mega Millions is drawn every Tuesday and Friday at 11 pm ET, so your Mega Millions lottery tickets need to be bought as early as possible before this cut-off. Don’t forget that you don’t have to be a US citizen to play, as you can easily get your lottery tickets online too. The rules are simple: pick five of your favourite lucky numbers from 1 to 70, and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25, and try to match them with the winning numbers. Alternatively, you can also use the Easy Pick option to randomly select your numbers. You win the jackpot if your Mega Millions ticket matches all six numbers drawn.

The Megaplier

The Megaplier is an extra feature that you can add to your Mega Millions lottery ticket at the point of purchase. With the Megaplier, you can multiply any win (apart from the jackpot) by 2, 3, 4, or 5. Just before each draw on Tuesday and Friday nights the Megaplier is drawn from a pool of 15 balls: five of 2X, six of 3X, three of 4X and one of 5X.

This guarantees that non-jackpot prizes will be at least doubled for players who opt in to the Megaplier, and it has proved extremely popular as a result.

Winning Tickets

The Mega Millions jackpot starts at $40 million and rolls over every time it is not won, until someone hits it. The best thing is that there is no cap on the maximum prize, so it can reach billions of dollars!

Your lottery ticket can win you cash prizes from nine tiers, depending on how many of the winning numbers you match with the numbers on your Mega Millions ticket. This means that smaller prizes are very possible to win, as well as the gigantic jackpot prize!

Cash prizes range from $4 for matching the Mega Ball, to the second tier prize of $1 million, which can potentially increase to $5 million with the biggest Megaplier.

A jackpot win can be claimed as an annuity over 29 years, with a 5% increase on your payout per annum, or it can be claimed as a smaller one-off payment that is equal to the amount of cash available in the jackpot prize fund when you claim.

The odds of a Mega Millions lottery ticket winning any sort of prize are good at 1 in 24, so what are you waiting for?!