Player’s Guide to the MegaMillions Lottery

Player’s Guide to the MegaMillions Lottery


Lottery Info…

The MegaMillions Lottery is America’s biggest jackpot game with a minimum jackpot of $15 million. The draw takes place twice a week on a Tuesday and Friday at 5.00am CET.

MegaMillions Winner
MegaMillions Winner

The first MegaMillions jackpot was won in 2002 with a hefty win of $27 million for a lucky winner in Chicago, USA.

MegaMillions has typically been an industry leader with its high jackpots. In fact, over seven individual jackpots have awarded lucky winners over $300 million each since its launch.

The biggest sum to date is a life changing amount and the world’s largest jackpot of $565 million – a jackpot win that was shared by three winning ticket holders!

Buying Tickets…

MegaMillions Lottery
MegaMillions Lottery

The jackpot rises by $5 million each time a draw does not produce a winner. Buying tickets online allows players to check out the jackpot prize fund online and play when the jackpot is huge!



Buying tickets online makes global lotteries, such as the MegaMillions, both accessible and easy to play. Ticket agents buy lottery tickets on the player’s behalf and winnings are paid out quickly and efficiently.

How it works…

Players pick five main numbers from 1 to 75 and one extra number from 1 to 15.

PRIZE LEVEL MATCH – MAIN Number + Extra Number
Prize Level 1 – JACKPOT 5 + 1
Prize Level 2 5
Prize Level 3 4 + 1
Prize Level 4 4
Prize Level 5 3 + 1
Prize Level 6 3
Prize Level 7 2 + 1
Prize Level 8 1 + 1
Prize Level 9 0 + 1


MegaMillions is responsible for paying jackpot prizes, lower prize distributions are administered by each individual American State. For example tickets bought in the state of California are paid out based on the number of winners. In this system called ‘Pari Mutuel payouts’ wagered funds are pooled and then paid in equal shares.