Mega Millions tickets cost $1.00 per play.
Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 75 and one number from 1 to 15 – or select Easy Pick. 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.
What if you win the jackpot?
Annuity option: The Mega Millions annuity is paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments. Each payment is 5% bigger than the previous one. We used to pay the jackpot in equal installments, but players expressed concern that the cost of living would be increasing while their payments were not. We changed to payments that increase each year to help protect winners’ lifestyle and purchasing power.
Learn more at MegaMillions.com.