The Ohio Lottery The New Mega Millions Game

About the New Game

Mega Millions to become even more MEGA, beginning October 22

  • Larger starting jackpots – the jackpot will now start at $15 million.
  • Faster growing jackpots – the jackpot will grow by at least $5 million.
  • A million-dollar second tier prize
  • The Megaplier will now go up to 5x and include the 2nd tier prize.  That means the 2nd tier prize can now win up to $5 million if the Megaplier is purchased.
  • Better odds of winning any prize.

See the New Megaplier Payouts The New Mega Millions FAQs

All for the same $1.
Mega Millions drawings will still consist of five white balls and one gold Mega Ball, for a total of six winning numbers. Under a new matrix, the number of white balls will increase to 75 and the number of gold balls (the Mega Ball) will decrease to 15. The result will be overall odds of just 1 in 14.7 to win any prize.

Match Win Odds
Jackpot* 1 in 258,890,850
$1,000,000 1 in 18,492,204
$5,000 1 in 739,688
$500 1 in 52,835
$50 1 in 10,720
$5 1 in 766
$5 1 in 473
$2 1 in 56
$1 1 in 21

When do the new changes to Mega Millions take effect?
Beginning October 20, 2013, players can select five Mega Millions numbers from 1 to 75 and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 15.  The first drawing will be held on October 22, 2013.

Will the ticket cost more?
No, a Mega Millions ticket still cost just a $1.  Add another $1 for Megaplier.

When was the last date to place a 10 wager multi-draw wager?
The last multi-draw wager for a 10 wager bet was September 17, 2013.  If you purchase a multi-draw ticket between September 18 and October 18, 2013 the number of available draws will decrease.

When is the last Mega Million’s drawing before the changes take place?
The last Mega Million’s drawing will be Friday October 18, 2013. Sales for the new matrix will begin on Sunday October 20, 2013.

Can I cancel a Mega Millions wager?
No, Mega Millions wagers cannot be cancelled.

Will there be new bet cards available?
Yes, look for the new, easy to read bet cards at your local Lottery retailer after October 20, 2013.

Will the drawings days and times change?
No, the drawings will still be Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 pm; draw pools close at 10:45pm.

Will Play it Again be available?
Yes, the Play It Again feature will be available after your first wager has been placed.


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