How to Play Mega Millions

Players need to select five numbers from a pool of 70 numbers and one Mega Ball number from a pool of 25 numbers to play Mega Millions. Players can choose their numbers or use the Quick Pick option, where the system randomly generates the numbers for them. Each ticket costs approximately $2.

Mega Millions Jackpot

The Mega Millions jackpot starts at a minimum of $20 million and increases with every drawing that does not produce a jackpot winner. The jackpot amount can reach astonishing amounts, with a record high of $1.537 billion in 2018, which was won by a player in South Carolina. If there is more than one winner, the jackpot is divided equally among the winning tickets.

Mega Millions prizes

Apart from the jackpot, Mega Millions offers a range of secondary prizes for players who match some or all of the winning numbers. These prizes can range from $2 to $1 million, and players can increase their winnings by adding the Megaplier option for an additional $1 per play.


Mega Millions is an exciting lottery game that provides players with the chance to win a life-changing sum of money. With the twice-weekly drawings, the anticipation and excitement among players only increase. So, why not try your luck and participate in the next Mega Millions drawing? You could be the next big winner!