Next Est. Jackpot: $15 Million
Drawing are held at 11:00pm on Tuesdays and Fridays. Pools close at 10:45pm. Mega Millions drawings are broadcast on cable channel WGN. Winning numbers will also be displayed here after the drawings, and the drawings can be viewed on the Official Mega Millions site.
Approximate overall probability of winning is 1 in 39.89
Subject to the published rules of the Ohio Lottery Commission, certain lower tier prize amounts may become pari-mutuel
* The jackpot prize will be divided equally among multiple jackpot winning tickets
The “Play it Again” feature is part of most Ohio Lottery on-line games, including Pick 3, Pick 4, Rolling Cash 5, Classic Lotto, Ten-OH!, KENO and Mega Millions/ MEGAPLIER. A second barcode, printed on each ticket above the game logo, permits a retailer to scan the ticket with the 2D reader and duplicate the exact wager information for the next scheduled drawing.
“Play it Again” was added as a convenience for players because it eliminates the need for a new bet card. The feature also allows retailers to reproduce a customer's wager by eliminating the need to manually enter the numbers.
Once the added bar code at the top of a ticket is scanned by the 2D reader the terminal will print out the exact wager showing on that ticket. The terminal will show a confirmation screen before printing the wager so the customer can verify the cost of the new wager.
There is no additional charge for “Play it Again”. The customer pays only the cost of the duplicated ticket.
A Mega Millions ticket generated by the "Play it Again" barcode will include the same numbers played for each board, the draw duration, and the total wager amount.
“Play it Again” will duplicate the bet type, while offering players a choice of changing the following items:
The “Play it Again” feature will work only with the specific game ticket presented to a retailer. It will function just like it does for most online game tickets. A second barcode, printed on each ticket above the game logo, permits a retailer to scan the ticket with the 2D reader and duplicate the exact wager information for the next scheduled drawing.
Once the added bar code at the top of any Bundle Play ticket is scanned by the 2D reader the terminal will print out the exact wager showing on that ticket. Using “Play It Again” on a Bundle Play ticket will only reproduce that game wager. The entire Bundle Play package will not be duplicated.
Yes. The “Play it Again” barcode located at the top of the ticket will read just like a bet card and duplicate the wager regardless of the status of the ticket.
Mega Millions tickets may be purchased at licensed Ohio Lottery retailers.
Mega Millions tickets may also be purchased in another 41 U.S. jurisdictions. Mega Millions tickets purchased outside of Ohio are not redeemable in Ohio. The only U.S. jurisdictions that do not offer Mega Millions are Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Alaska, and Florida.
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights at 11:00 p.m. eastern time by the Georgia Lottery in Atlanta. You can buy tickets until 10:45 p.m. eastern time in all Mega Millions states except Illinois and Washington due to time zone differences.
The Mega Millions prize is an annuity prize, although players can, at the time of claim, choose the cash option. Upon claiming the winning Mega Millions jackpot, the prize winner is given the option to receive the prize winnings in a single cash payment. The gross cash option amount presents the sum of the first annuity installment plus the net proceeds from the sale of government securities originally purchased to fund the annuity prize. Government securities are susceptible to financial market conditions; therefore, the amount that is actually realized may vary from the amount originally invested, especially with the passage of time. As a result, the risk of loss rests with the prize winner.
The odds are calculated based on the entire wager a player makes, and a wager is made on two pools of numbers.
The 1 in 75 calculation includes the odds of matching zero numbers in the white ball pool (1 out of 56) and correctly matching the Mega Ball number in the second pool (1 out of 46). A player cannot make a wager on the Mega Ball number only.
Lottery winnings, including installments that have not yet been paid, become part of the winner's estate, and are divided according to his or her will or trust. For this reason, the Ohio Lottery encourages Lottery winners to contact a financial advisor and competent attorney as soon as possible.
Example: If a wager is placed on Thursday, can you skip the Friday Mega Millions drawing and play for Tuesday's jackpot?
This option is not currently available due to software limitations. Players are afforded the opportunity to purchase up to 10 concurrent draws in advance. Research shows that the majority of multi-draw players are satisfied with the current advance draw option.
Yes. The Mega Millions selling bonus is 1/10th of 1% of the advertised jackpot. For example, a $40 million dollar jackpot will award a $40,000 selling bonus for a winning ticket sold in Ohio. When there is more than one winning ticket sold in Ohio, the selling bonus will be a minimum of $10,000 per selling agent. There is a $100,000 cap on the selling bonus.
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