Mega Millions made changes to starting jackpot amount and minimum jackpot roll increases.
Drawings are held at 11:00pm on Tuesdays and Fridays. Pools close at 10:45pm. Mega Millions drawings are broadcast on cable channel WGN or can be viewed on the Official Mega Millions website. Winning numbers will be displayed here after the drawings.
Approximate overall probability of winning is 1 in 24
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
Adding the Megaplier® feature for an extra $1 per $2 wagered allows a winner to multiply or increase the original prize amount.
Mega Millions players winning the $1 to $1,000,000 prize levels can multiply their Mega Millions prize by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times. For example, if a player wins $10,000 on Mega Millions and the Megaplier number drawn is 4, the total win is $40,000 ($10,000 x 4) if the bet card also has a checkmark in the Megaplier box.
When a player selects Megaplier and matches all 5 white balls without the Megaball, the player automatically wins $1,000,000 times the Megaplier number drawn.
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.
Mega Millions tickets may also be purchased in another 42 U.S. jurisdictions plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 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.
The Cash Option Jackpot Prize shall be paid in a single payment upon completion of the Lottery’s internal validation procedures. The Cash Option amount offered will be the Cash Equivalent of the Jackpot Prize as established under the Mega Millions Official Multi-State Game Rules.
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights at 11:00 p.m. eastern time by the Georgia Lottery in Atlanta.
Pools close at 10:45 p.m. eastern time in all Mega Millions states except Illinois and Washington due to time zone differences.
The jackpot is divided equally among the number of winning tickets.
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?
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.