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Number of balls to pick: 5 main numbers 1 to 70 and 1 Mega Ball 1 to 25 Odds to win the jackpot: 1 in 302,575,350 Mega Millions draws: every Tuesday and Friday at 23:00 ET Ticket cost: $2.00

Odds to win Mega Millions jackpot

Winning selections Odds Prize
Match 5 numbers + megaball 1 in 302,575,350 Jackpot!
Match 5 main numbers 1 in 12,607,306 $1,000,000
Match 4 numbers + megaball 1 in 931,001 $10,000
Match 4 main numbers 1 in 38,792 $500
Match 3 numbers + megaball 1 in 14,547 $200
Match 3 main numbers 1 in 606 $10
Match 2 numbers + megaball 1 in 693 $10
Match 1 number + megaball 1 in 89 $4
Match the megaball 1 in 37 $2

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 pm ET. Tickets cost $2.00 per play. Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers - five different numbers (white balls) from 1 to 70 and one number (yellow ball) from 1 to 25. You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing. The jackpots start at $15 million and grow by a minimum of $5 million per draw each time the jackpot rolls.


October 2017 format/price point change

On October 28, 2017, the price of a Mega Millions play doubled to $2; the first drawing under the current price point was October 31, 2017. The Mega Millions double matrix changed, from 5/75 + 1/15 to the current 5/70 + 1/25. The starting jackpot became $20 million, with minimum rollovers of $5 million.

October 2013 format change

The final 5/56 + 1/46 Mega Millions drawing was held on October 18, 2013. The first drawing under the current 5/75 + 1/15 format occurred on October 22.

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