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About Mega Millions

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How To Play Mega Millions Lottery Online?


If you thought playing the lottery online was exciting, wait until you buy Mega Millions ticket/s online on PlayUSALotteries.com. If there's one thing we're BEST at... It's offering INSANELY HUGE JACKPOTS!

The American Mega Millions is one of the world’s most popular lotto games and consistently hands out some of the world’s biggest jackpot prizes ever seen.

With Mega Millions offering you the chance to win massive prizes, it’s extremely important to make sure that you buy Mega Millions lottery tickets online. To do so follow these easy steps:

  • Register on PlayUSALotteries.com or log in to your PlayUSALotteries.com account.
  • Deposit funds into your account using any of the secure payment methods.
  • Once your funds reflect in your account, you can buy Mega Millions lottery tickets and play the Mega Millions lottery online.
How to play Powerball lotto tickets online

The Mega Millions lottery uses two drums to draw its numbers. The first drum contains the “main numbers” while the second drum holds the bonus ball called the “Mega Ball”.

In order to buy a Mega Millions ticket online all you have to do is:

  • Select 5 numbers out of a possible 70
  • Select 1 ’Mega Number’ from 1-25

There are two ways in which you can choose to buy Mega Millions lottery tickets. The first option is to choose your own numbers on the play block and the second option is to play a Quick Pick. The Quick Pick option will automatically generate a random set of numbers on your behalf.

Draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. The jackpot starts at $40 million. There is no jackpot cap on the Mega Millions which means the jackpot can soar to astonishing prize levels, making this American lotto game one of the most exciting games to play online.


What is the Mega Ball?


The Mega Millions Mega Ball (bonus ball) which was initially called the Big Money Ball and gold in colour is drawn from the second drum that contains numbers ranging from 1 to 25. The Mega Ball increases the value of the Mega Millions jackpot.


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How to win the Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot?


The Mega Millions jackpot is won by matching the five (5) white balls, in any order, plus the Mega Ball number.

The second-level prize of $1 million is won by matching all five white balls, known as a Match 5. You can win seven additional ways by matching fewer numbers - see the Mega Millions lottery Prizes table below.

Mega Millions Record-Breaking Jackpots

The largest Mega Millions jackpot took place in October 2018 when it broke its own record and soared to an unprecedented $1.537 billion and won by a lucky winner from South Carolina. It fell just short of another great American lottery, the US Powerball that still holds the title of the largest lottery jackpot in the world - $1.586 billion jackpot in January 2016.

These two incredible American lotto games have been going head to head for many years. Before Powerball took the title, the Mega Millions $656 million jackpot in March 2012 was the largest lottery prize of all time for four years.

January 2021 saw the Mega Millions once again soared to a jaw-dropping $1 billion for the Friday night draw. A single ticket won the top prize of $1.05 billion.


Year Jackpots Won Biggest Jackpot
2021 1 $1.05 billion
2020 5 $410 million
2019 7 $522 million
2018 5 $1.537 billion
2017 6 $393 million
2016 8 $536 million
2015 8 $265 million
2014 9 $414 million
2013 11 $648 million
2012 13 $656 million
2011 13 $380 million
2010 13 $266 million
2009 13 $336 million
2008 13 $275 million
2007 12 $390 million
2006 15 $270 million
2005 9 $315 million
2004 11 $294 million
2003 12 $183 million
2002 9 $165 million

Secondary Mega Millions prize categories

There are 9 prize categories on the Mega Millions lottery. Players can win Mega Millions has nine different prize tiers, ranging from $2 all the way up to the jackpot, which is always guaranteed to be $40 million or more.



More Information about Mega Millions:


What is the Mega Millions Lottery?

Over the last 20 years, the Mega Millions lottery has been giving lottery players from all over the world the chance to transform their lives in a blink of an eye. Millions of players who decided to buy Mega Millions online have thanked their lucky stars that they took a chance.

Mega Millions launched as a multi-state lottery in August 1996 under the name The Big Game with only six (6) states participating: Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and Virginia. The first draw took place on 6 September 1996. At the time the game only had Friday night draws.

A Tuesday draw was added in February 1998 and in 1999 Mega Millions players were given a wider choice of lucky numbers to choose from, including a new cash (lump-sum) pay-out option.

In May 2002, the lottery was rebranded as Mega Millions and it has continued to update and improve its game format which has made buying Mega Millions tickets even more exciting than ever before.

Mega Millions has awarded historic and record jackpots, including its $1.537 billion jackpot in October 2018, and a $1.05 billion jackpot in January 2021. Bigger and more exciting jackpots are definitely expected which is why you should play Mega Millions lottery right here at PlayUSALotteries.com!

When to play the Mega Millions Lottery online?


The Mega Millions lottery draws take place every Tuesday and Friday at 23:00 (ET).

Mega Millions players can buy Mega Millions lottery tickets online up until an hour before the draw.

Players who decide to buy Mega Millions lottery tickets online can double check the winning Mega Millions lottery numbers either by clicking on the Mega Millions results page on PlayUSALotteries.com or by checking their results mailer which is sent out shortly after the draw.

The results mailer will reflect the Mega Millions winning numbers and any matches they may have.


Can I play the Mega Millions lottery online from overseas?


From the moment the Mega Millions was launched lottery enthusiasts have been itching to win the fabulous jackpots on offer. Thanks to the internet you too can play Mega Millions lottery online. For those wondering whether you can play the Mega Millions lottery online from overseas, the answer is yes.

To play Mega Millions lottery online all you need to do is register on PlayUSALotteries.com and add funds using any of our secure payment methods. When your funds reflect in your account, you’re ready to buy your Mega Millions lottery tickets from the comfort of your home or office.

Please note, to buy Mega Millions lottery tickets and play the Mega Millions lottery online you have to be 18 years old or older.


Mega Millions Jackpot Rollovers


The Mega Millions is one of the most exciting lotto games in the world due to the fact that there is no jackpot cap or rollover limit and will continue to roll over until a player matches all five main numbers and the Mega Ball drawn.

If more than one Mega Millions lotto player scoops the top prize, the Mega Millions jackpot will be shared evenly amongst all the winners.



Mega Millions Prize Table


The Mega Millions prizes are divided into nine different tiers, starting from matching the Mega Ball only, right up to matching the five main numbers and the Mega Ball to win the Mega Millions jackpot.

Below is a table of estimated prize values, which may vary from draw to draw.

Matches Prize
Five (5) numbers + Mega Ball Jackpot
Five (5) numbers $1,000,000
Four (4) numbers + Mega Ball $10,000
Four (4) numbers $500
Three (3) numbers + Mega Ball $200
Three (3) numbers $10
Two (2) numbers + Mega Ball $10
One (1) numbers + Mega Ball $4
Zero (0) numbers + Mega Ball $2

Interesting Facts About Mega Millions


  • The very first Mega Millions lottery draw resulted in a jackpot winner. The jackpot was worth $28 million and the winning Mega Millions ticket was bought in Illinois.
  • Just one week later another Mega Millions lottery ticket holder won the jackpot.
  • The Mega Millions lottery jackpot record is $1.537 billion won in South Carolina on October 23, 2018 which is also the world’s largest lottery prize won on a single ticket.
  • Other large single prizes have been $1.050 billion won in Michigan on January 22, 2021; $543 million won in California on July 24, 2018; $536 million won in Indiana on July 8, 2016; and $533 million won in New Jersey on March 30, 2018.
  • Six Mega Millions jackpots have been won on a Friday the 13th. Michigan has been especially lucky on that special day, with four winning jackpots (June 2008, May 2011, June 2014, and one shared with Rhode Island in October 2017). A Friday the 13th jackpot was also won in New York in March 2009 and in Ohio in November 2015.
  • Mega Millions is the only lottery game with secondary jackpot prizes amounting to $5 million. This can only be achieved though by buying a $1 Megaplier.
  • In March 2012 Coco the psychic gorilla picked numbers for the $56 million draw. Known for her amazing ability to guess the winner of the men’s NCAA final four, she picked out her winning numbers. Sadly though, they weren’t the right ones!
  • Though Coco failed to guess the winning numbers in the $56 million draw, the prize was won by three lucky players. This became a world record in March 2012 lasting four years. Powerball broke the record in January 2016 with a $1.58 billion jackpot.
  • In January 2011 Mega Millions players picked numbers that were almost identical to those chosen by a fictional character in “Lost” In the Television drama, numbers 4,8,15,16,23, and 42 were picked. Winning numbers in the actual draw itself were 4,8,15,25,47, and 42.

Biggest Mega Millions Winners


Winner Jackpot Amount Lucky Numbers Date
1 Anonymous US $1.537 billion South Carolina October 2018
2 Three anonymous winners US $656 million Kansas, Illinois and Maryland March 2012
3 Two anonymous winners US $648 million California and Georgia December 2013
4 Lottery syndicate US $543 million California July 2018
5 Anonymous couple US $536 million Indiana July 2016
6 Anonymous US $533 million New Jersey March 2018
7 Anonymous US $522 million California June 2019
8 Anonymous US $451 million Florida January 2018
9 Robin Egg 2016 Nominee Trust US $437 million New York January 2019
10 Two anonymous winners US $414 million Florida and Maryland March 2014


Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Payout Options


Mega Millions jackpot winners have two options to claim their winnings. The first is the once off lump sum payout and the second option is the annuity pay out option.

  • Lump-sum payout option
  • The lump-sum payout option gives you immediate access to your Mega Millions winnings. Winners receive approximately 60% of the Mega Millions jackpot. This option allows you to immediately splurge on what you want without the need to save or seek credit.

  • Annuity payout option
Online lotto tickets winners payments

The annuity option entitles you to the full advertised jackpot amount before tax, paid in 30 instalments over 29 years. The first payment would be made immediately, with each subsequent payment increasing by 5%.


What are the chances of winning the Mega Millions Lottery?


The dream for any lottery player who has decided to play the Mega Millions lottery online is hitting the jackpot. The odds of buying a Mega Millions lottery ticket that matches all five numbers and the Mega Millions are 302,575,350 to 1. However, you stand a much higher chance of winning smaller prizes.

Below is a table of your chances of winning other Mega Millions prizes:

Match Winning Chances
Jackpot 1 in 302,575,350
Five (5) numbers 1 in 12,607,306
Four (4) numbers + Mega Ball 1 in 931,001
Four (4) numbers 1 in 38,792
Three (3) numbers + Mega Ball 1 in 14,547
Three (3) numbers 1 in 606
Two (2) numbers + Mega Ball 1 in 693
One (1) number + Mega Ball 1 in 89


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Shortly after the Mega Millions results have been published and your numbers matched the winning numbers drawn, we will credit your PlayUSALotteries.com account.


How to claim your USA Mega Millions prize with PlayUSALotteries.com?

For winning over £/$/€200, one of our Customer Service Representatives will personally call you to make sure you are aware of your win. You will be instructed to file a “cash withdrawal” request from your PlayUSALotteries.com account to claim your prize. The Customer Service Representative will explain just how to do so.

As soon as your cash withdrawal request has been received, our security team will contact you to verify a few details before granting your withdrawal request. Your winnings will then be deposited into your preferred bank account as soon as it has been approved. You can also have your winnings paid out in several web wallets. This option is dependent on which country you live in, including other factors. The minimum withdrawal amount is set at £10, €12 and US $15.

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