Mega Millions Game Information
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5 different numbers from 1 through 56 and 1 MEGA BALL number
from 1 through 46.The MEGA BALL number may (or may not) repeat a number already picked.
2. Players can
place their wagers by using the MEGA MILLIONS playslip, which is available
where lotto games are sold. Players can also mark the QUICK
PICK "QP" box to choose the numbers the easy way --
let the computer pick the numbers randomly.
3. Choose how
many draws to play. Each play costs $1 per play per draw. You
can play MEGA MILLIONS up to 4 weeks in advance at one time (8 draws).
4. You can select the MEGAPLIER
feature for a chance to multiply your winnings. When the MEGAPLIER option is
selected, prizes of $250,000 or less will be multiplied by a number selected from
2 to 4. This option will cost an additional $1 per play per drawing.
MEGAPLIER DOES NOT APPLY TO THE JACKPOT OR BONUS PRIZES. Effective September 14, 2010 the Megaplier for the $250,000 prize will never be less than 4.
5. Receive, sign and safeguard your ticket.
6. Drawings are
Tuesday and Friday at 10:00 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by
9 p.m. to be included in that day's drawing.
7. Jackpot winners
have 60 days from the date they present the ticket to select annuity
or cash option. All tickets are valid for 180 days. Prizes must be claimed within 180 days of drawing.
HOW TO WIN
There are nine ways to win Mega Millions:
| = Mega Ball
|4 times the prize won
|3 times the prize won
|2 times the prize won
Odds based on 1 play for $1. Prizes = approximately 50% of sales.
* The prize money allocated to the JACKPOT shall be equally
divided by the number of plays correctly matching all 6 numbers. A JACKPOT winner has
60 days from date of ticket validation to select either the Annuity payment method of 26
annual installments or the Cash Option payment method. A Cash Option JACKPOT prize
will be equal to the total cash held for the JACKPOT prize pool, which will be less than the
Claim prizes up to $599 at a Lottery retailer. Prizes $600 and higher
must be claimed at a Lottery office or by mail. Tickets, transactions and winners subject
to state law and Lottery regulations. Tickets void if stolen, mutilated, altered, unreadable,
counterfeit, misregistered, defective or fail to pass the Lottery’s confidential validation
tests. Purchasers must be at least 18 years old. Prizes not claimed within 180 days after
drawing are forfeited. JACKPOTS not won will be carried forward to the next drawing.