The Ohio Lottery The New Mega Millions Game

About the New Game

Mega Millions to become even more MEGA, beginning October 28th

  • Larger starting jackpots – the jackpot will now start at $40 million.
  • Faster Growing Jackpots
  • Better odds to win $1 Million
  • Larger prizes with the Megaplier
Better chance to become a millionaire!
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 decrease to 70 and the number of gold balls (the Mega Ball) will increase to 25. The result will be better odds to win $1 million dollars!
Match Win Odds
Jackpot* 1 in 302,575,350
$1,000,000 1 in 12,607,306
$10,000 1 in 931,001
$500 1 in 38,792
$200 1 in 14,547
$10 1 in 606
$10 1 in 693
$4 1 in 89
$2 1 in 37


When do the new changes to Mega Millions take effect?
Beginning October 28, 2017, players can purchase the updated Mega Millions game.  The first drawing will be held on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Will the new Mega Millions ticket cost more?
Yes, a Mega Millions ticket will cost $2.  Megaplier will still cost an additional $1.

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 26, 2017.  If you purchase a multi-draw ticket between September 28, 2017 and October 27, 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 27, 2017.

Can I use my old bet card or will there be new bet cards available?
No, the current bet cards will not work with the new Mega Millions game.  Look for the new, easy to read bet cards at your local Lottery retailer after October 28, 2017.

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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