Mega Millions prizes range from $2 for matching the Mega Ball only, and can go up to the jackpot which is won when players match the five main numbers and the Mega Ball. The overall odds of winning a prize in the Mega Millions lottery are 1 in 24.
Mega Millions offers nine different prize tiers, from $2 for matching the Mega Ball alone, to the jackpot, which is won when all five main numbers and the Mega Ball are matched. The jackpot starts at $20 million; if no one wins the jackpot in a drawing, it rolls over to the next one. With no cap in place, jackpots often reach hundreds of millions of dollars.
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The Mega Millions prizes are the largest ones that the lottery has to offer! So, if it’s huge payouts you’re after, then this is the right lottery for you ! The Mega Millions jackpot starts at a staggering $20 million and has risen as high as $1,537 billion!
A new Mega Millions jackpot record was set on 23rd October 2018 when one player from South Carolina landed a prize worth a staggering $1.53 billion. It set a new record for the biggest lottery jackpot ever won by a single ticket holder, and was just short of the world record $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot from January 2016.
Five white balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; one gold Mega Ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25. You win if the numbers on one row of your ticket match the numbers of the balls drawn on that date. There are nine ways to win a prize, from $2 to the jackpot.
Mega Millions is one of America's two big jackpot games, and the only one with Match 5 prizes up to $5 million (with the optional Megaplier).
There are a total of nine ways to win a prize in Mega Millions, ranging from the jackpot down to $2: * In California, all prizes are pari-mutuel, meaning payouts are based on sales and the number of winners. All other Mega Millions states set the 2nd through 9th prizes at pre-determined amounts.
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