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MEGA MILLIONS®

JACKPOT IS CURRENTLY JACKPOT $453,000,000

DRAW CLOSE MAY 24, 9:45 PM

How to Play Mega Millions

Mega Millions is a large multi-state lottery game with nine ways to win.

  • Pick your numbers

    Each game played costs $2.00.

    Pick 5 numbers between 1-70 or select Quick Pick.

    Pick your numbers
  • Pick one Mega Ball

    Pick 1 Mega Ball between 1 - 25 or select Quick Pick.

    To Edit a line select the line, click a previously picked number and selecting a new number

    To Delete a line click on the trash icon next to the line

    Pick one Mega Ball
  • Add Megaplier® to your ticket

    Select Megaplier for an extra  $1.00 per game to multiply your non-jackpot winnings by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times.

    Add Megaplier® to your ticket
  • Select your purchase type

    Select Single Purchase or Subscription.

    You can purchase up to eight draws in advance using the Single Purchase option or subscribe to your favorite numbers for up to 12 months using the Subscription option. 

    When selecting the Subscription option, your wallet will be deducted for each draw individually. If you run out of funds during your subscription and wish to be included in the next draw, you must add funds at least 90 minutes before the next draw time.

    Select your purchase type
  • Play multiple drawings

    Buy up to 25 draws in advance.

    Play multiple drawings
  • Select "Add to Cart"

  • Review your purchase

    Review your ticket summary, draw dates, total amount and select Confirm.

    Review your purchase
  • Pick your numbers

    Each game played costs $2.00.

    Pick 5 numbers between 1 - 70 or select Quick Pick.

    Pick your numbers
  • Pick one Mega Ball

    Pick 1 Mega Ball between 1 - 25 or select Quick Pick.

    To Edit a line select the line, click a previously picked number and selecting a new number.

    To Delete a line click on the trash icon next to the line.

    Pick one Mega Ball
  • Add Megaplier® to your ticket

    Select Megaplier for an extra  $1.00 per game to multiply your non-jackpot winnings by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times.

    Add Megaplier® to your ticket
  • Select your purchase type

    Select single purchase or subscription.

    Select your purchase type
  • Play multiple drawings

    Buy up to 25 draws in advance.

    Play multiple drawings
  • Select "Add to Cart"

  • Review your purchase

    Review your ticket summary, draw dates, total amount and select Confirm.

    Review your purchase

Mega Millions is a large multi-state lottery game with nine ways to win.

  • Pick your numbers: Use a play slip or speak to your retailer

    Each game played costs $2.00.

    Pick 5 numbers between 1 - 70 or select Quick Pick.

    Pick your numbers: Use a play slip or speak to your retailer
  • Pick one Mega Ball

    Pick 1 Mega Ball between 1 - 25 or select Quick Pick.

    Pick one Mega Ball
  • Add Megaplier® to your ticket

    Multiply your non-jackpot winnings by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times by adding Megaplier, for an extra $1.00 per game.

    Add Megaplier® to your ticket
  • Play for more draws

    Speak to your retailer for more details.

    Play for more draws
  • Pick your numbers: Use a play slip or speak to your retailer

    Each game played costs $2.00.

    Pick 5 numbers between 1 - 70 or select Quick Pick.

    Pick your numbers: Use a play slip or speak to your retailer
  • Pick one Mega Ball

    Pick 1 Mega Ball between 1 - 25 or select Quick Pick.

    Pick one Mega Ball
  • Add Megaplier® to your ticket

    Multiply your non-jackpot winnings by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times by adding Megaplier, for an extra $1.00 per game.

    Add Megaplier® to your ticket
  • Play for more draws

    Speak to your retailer for more details.

    Play for more draws

Mega Millions Prizes & Odds

If your numbers match, you could be a winner! Reference the chart below to see the various game payouts and to understand how you could win more with Megaplier®.

Illinois Lottery Mega Millions Prizes and Odds

*Prizes with Megaplier when number drawn is 2X, 3X, 4X & 5X

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 basis, rather than a fixed prize basis. However, in no event shall the pari-mutuel prize be greater than 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 a 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.

 

Payout Details

The prize payout information for Mega Millions will be updated by Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 12:30AM CT, 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?

If you purchased your ticket at an Illinois Lottery retailer, you can determine whether your ticket is a winner by scanning the barcode located at the bottom of the ticket with the scanner on the ticket checker, Illinois Lottery vending machine, or the Illinois Lottery app. Any prize of $600 or less can be redeemed immediately at any Illinois Lottery retailer, subject to onsite fund availability and the individual retailer’s preference. 

If you purchased your ticket online, please check your online “My Account” section. Any prize of $600 or less will be automatically added to your online account wallet. However, if such winnings cause your total account balance to exceed $2,000, the winnings will be sent to you via check. 

For tickets purchased at an Illinois Lottery retailer or online, any prize over $600 must be claimed by mail or at an Illinois Lottery Claim Center. Prizes of $10,000 or less may also be redeemed through an Illinois Lottery e-Claim. For more information please visit When You Win.

All you need to know about Mega Millions

Mega Millions is a large multi-state lottery game with two draw days a week and nine ways to win! For just $2, you could win up to the jackpot! Play today!

You have the same options for online Mega Millions purchases that you have in retail stores.


Mega Millions Drawings

Mega Millions drawings are conducted Tuesday and Friday evenings at 10:00 PM CT in a studio in Atlanta, GA. Drawing results can be found on the Illinois Lottery website: www.illinoislottery.com and on the Illinois Lottery app.

Megaplier®

Play Megaplier for a chance to increase your non-jackpot winnings by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times. If you match any of your numbers with the winning numbers drawn (with the exception of the jackpot win), you will win that prize multiplied by the Megaplier number drawn.

  • The Megaplier number will be randomly drawn at the time of the Mega Millions drawing. 

  • When a Mega Millions with Megaplier ticket is purchased at retail, your ticket will clearly be marked with a YES indicator for the Megalier feature. If you don’t purchase Megaplier, your ticket will be clearly marked with a NO indicator for the Megaplier feature.
  • Megaplier costs an extra $1.00 per game. The choice to play Megaplier applies to all games played on the ticket.

 

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