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Mega Millions® Jackpot Drawing

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Mega Millions drawings take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:00p.m. CST.

Welcome to Bigger Jackpots!

Did you know that Illinois was one of the original nine states to sell Mega Millions? Since 2002, Mega Millions has become a wildly popular game. With jackpots starting at $15,000,000 and prizes ranging from $1 to $1,000,000, it’s no surprise that this game is an Illinoisan favorite.

Each ticket costs $1

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When you purchase $3 or more of MEGA Millions® on one(1) ticket or $3 or more of MEGA Millions® with Megaplier® on one (1) ticket June 19 – June 25, 2016 you will receive one (1) FREE promotional MEGA Millions® Quick Pick ticket.

This offer is valid at retail locations and self-service machines as well as online and through our mobile app.

To view MEGA Millions® official rules, click here.

Latest Draw Results

    Mega Millions Prize Payouts

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    Megaplier® Prize Payouts

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    How to Play Mega Millions in Store

    Mega Millions is a fun and easy game to play! To play Mega Millions, follow these easy steps and you are on your way to starting your mega play!
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    Pick numbers:

    Pick five lucky numbers 1 through 75 or try Quick Pick to have your numbers randomly generated.

    *Remember to pick your lucky numbers by 9:45pm CST on the day of the drawing!

    Mega Ball®:

    Pick one Mega Ball number between 1 through 15. If you chose Quick Pick, your Mega Ball number will be randomly generated.

    Megaplier®:

    Add even more fun and multiply your non-jackpot winnings for an extra $1! You can multiply your Mega Millions prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times the amount! You can win up to $5,000,000 by adding Megaplier!

    Number of Drawings:

    You can play the same numbers for multiple drawings. To play from 2 to 15 drawings, mark the number of drawings you wish you to play.

    Pick Numbers:

    Pick five lucky numbers 1 through 75 or try Quick Pick to have your numbers randomly generated.

    *Remember to pick your lucky numbers by 9:45pm CST on the day of the drawing!

    Pick Mega Ball Number:

    Pick one Mega Ball number between 1 through 15. If you chose Quick Pick, your Mega Ball number will be randomly generated.

    Add Megaplier®:

    Add even more fun and multiply your non-jackpot winnings for an extra $1! You can multiply your Mega Millions prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times the amount! You can win up to $5,000,000 by adding Megaplier!

    Number of Drawings:

    You can play the same numbers for multiple consecutive drawings. To play from 2 to 15 drawings, mark the number of drawings you wish you to play.

    How to Purchase Online

    Follow these easy steps and you are on your way to starting your Mega Millions online purchase!

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    CHOOSE how many tickets (1-10) you want to buy.

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    PICK your own numbers or choose Quick Pick.

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    ADD Megaplier® for $1 to multiply your non-jackpot winnings!

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    SELECT how many drawings you wish to purchase.

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    SELECT "Add to Cart".

    How to Win

    If your numbers match, you could be a winner! Use the chart below to understand the odds of winning and the various payout options of the game.

    Megaplier®** Multiply your non-jackpot winnings for $1 more per play

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    Prize liability cap. Should the total prize liability, as defined in the Mega Millions Finance and Operations Procedures, exceed the Liability Cap (as defined in the Mega Millions Finance and Operations Procedures), the second and third prizes shall be paid on a pari-mutuel rather than fixed prize basis, provided, however, that in no event shall the pari-mutuel prize be greater that the fixed prize. The amount to be used for the allocation of such pari-mutuel prizes and related calculations of pari-mutuel prize values shall be as defined in the Mega Millions Finance and Operations Procedures.

    Pari-mutuel Treatment of Megaplier Prize Categories Two (2) and Three (3).The expected payout percentage for an Mega Millions Megaplier drawing is 50% of Mega Millions sales. However, because Mega Millions Megaplier pays out fixed prizes, the total prize liability will be above or below 50% of sales based on the number of winning plays at each prize level. If the base prizes awarded for any Mega Millions drawing meet the pari-mutuel criteria of the Mega Millions liability cap, as outlined in the Mega Millions Finance and Operations Procedures, then the Megaplier prizes shall be calculated upon the same pari-mutuel basis. Prize Categories Two (2) and Three (3) shall be an amount equal to the pari-mutuel prize value multiplied by the Megaplier number selected for that drawing.

    Drawing Times

    Mega Millions drawings are conducted Tuesdays and Fridays (10:00 p.m. CST) by the Georgia Lottery.

    One drawing machine is available for the 5/75 portion of Mega Millions drawing and one machine is available for the 1/15 portion of Mega Millions drawing. If either machine is out of service, the Georgia Lottery's Lotto drawing machine is reprogrammed for Mega Millions drawing. The particular ball set to be used for each component of a given Mega Millions drawing is determined by random selection from among the available ball sets.

    Prior to each Mega Millions drawing, the Georgia Lottery's Drawing Specialist conducts 3 test drawings with each machine. The balls are then re-racked in random order and the machine resealed until the official drawing is conducted. After the official drawing, 2 more test draws are conducted with each machine to ensure the validity of the official drawing results.

    You can watch the next drawing on WGN-TV (Tuesday or Friday at 10:00 p.m. CST). Winning Numbers are published in most local newspapers and here.

    Payout Details

    The prize payout information for Mega Millions will be updated by Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 12:30AM CST, following scheduled drawings.

    Note: Illinois Lottery only reports the payout information for Illinois winners. For payout information of all participating Mega Millions states, please visit www.megamillions.com.

    Did You Win?

    To see if you’ve won, enter your numbers into the Winning Number History Search or scan the barcode on your ticket at your favorite Illinois Lottery retailer. You can cash your prize up to $600 at most lottery retailers. Find a prize claim center near you, to cash prizes over $600.

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    FAQs

    Where can I find the winning numbers?

    Winning numbers can be found on the Illinois Lottery website: www.illinoislottery.com or the Illinois Lottery Mobile App.

    Where can I find information on how to play and win Mega Millions, as well as how to play my numbers in multiple drawings?

    You can find information on how to play Mega Millions at retail or online, how to win, and information on our popular Multidraw option all on the Mega Millions page of the Illinois Lottery website. Simply select the appropriate tab: “How to Play at Retail,” “How to Play Online,” or “How to Win.”

    Where and when do the drawings take place?

    Mega Millions drawings are conducted Tuesday and Friday evenings at 11:00 p.m. EST by the Georgia Lottery.

    Where can I find Mega Millions prize information?

    The prize payout information for Mega Millions jackpots will be updated on www.illinoislottery.com and the Illinois Lottery Mobile App by Wednesday and Saturday, following scheduled drawings.

    The payout information must be verified by all participating states before being released.

    Note: Illinois Lottery only reports the payout information for Illinois winners. For payout information of all Mega Millions participating states please visit: www.megamillions.com

    Can I Purchase Mega Millions On The Internet?

    Yes, you can purchase Mega Millions online. Just, visit illinoislottery.com.

    Can I purchase Megaplier on the internet?

    Yes, Megaplier is available for purchase on the internet at the time you make a Mega Millions purchase, for an additional cost.

    Is Mega Millions available for purchase on the Illinois Lottery Mobile App?

    Yes, you can purchase Mega Millions on the Illinois Lottery mobile app, as well as check winning numbers and find Lottery retailers. If you have an Apple iPhone, the app can be downloaded from the iTunes store. If you have an Android device, visit www.illinoislottery.com from your mobile phone to download the app.

    Did I win?

    To see if you’ve won, enter your numbers into the Winning Number History Search or scan the barcode on your ticket at your favorite Illinois Lottery retailer. You can cash your prize up to $600 at most lottery retailers. Find a prize claim center near you, to cash prizes over $600.

     

    Mega Millions Subscriptions FAQs

    What length of subscriptions are available for Mega Millions?

    You can purchase customized subscriptions for 1 to 25 consecutive drawings or purchase one of the preset subscription lengths of 13, 26, or 52 weeks. You have the option to automatically renew your subscriptions of 13, 26 or 52 weeks.

    How Can I Choose The Number Of Drawings I’d Like To Purchase For Mega Millions Online?

    Purchasing Mega Millions is easy. Start by visiting illinoislottery.com and selecting the "Buy Now" button below the Mega Millions jackpot. Then, select the number of tickets you want to purchase, pick your numbers, and select the number of drawings you would like to purchase from the drop down. After you've made all of your desired selections, select "Add to Cart."

    Do I Have The Same Options For My Online Mega Millions Purchases That I Have In The Retail Stores?

    Yes. You have the same options online that you have in retail stores.

    Can I extend my play and subscribe on the Mobile App?

    Yes, you can extend your play and subscribe to Mega Millions via the Illinois Lottery Mobile App or website. Learn more about the Illinois Lottery Mobile App.

    How do I buy more than one set of numbers?

    After you have created your ticket and added one set of numbers to your shopping cart, an "Add Another Game" section will appear under your ticket details. Just select the "Buy Now" button under the Mega Millions logo to add more tickets. Learn more about the online shopping cart and other online play features.

    I purchased a Mega Millions subscription. When does my subscription start?

    Your subscription will start with the next available drawing.

    What happens when my subscription ends?

    When the end of your subscription is approaching, you will receive a notification email of the approaching end date. If you set up auto renew, a new subscription with the same numbers and same options will be re-purchased for the same length as the original subscription. Your credit card will be charged 2 days prior to your subscription end date.

    If you do not have auto renew selected, your subscription will end, but you can always change your auto renew status. Just log in to your Illinois Lottery online account and go to My Account>>My Subscriptions. Identify the subscription you wish to renew and click the "View" (eye) icon and you'll see your subscription details. Toggle the "Auto-Renew" button to "Yes" and select "Submit."

    My subscription is over and I want to replay my numbers. How can I do that?

    If your subscription has already ended, you can easily replay your original numbers with the same options by copying your subscription. Just log in to your Illinois Lottery online account and go to My Account>>My Subscriptions and identify the subscription you wish to replay under the "Expired Subscriptions" tab. Click the "Copy" (stacked squares) icon and the options for that subscription will be visible. You can then add those numbers to your cart as is, or make edits to your subscription details. Your new subscription will start with the next available draw as long as you have completed your purchase prior to 9:15 p.m. on Monday, Thursday or Saturday evening.

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