Learn How To Play Mega Millions

When playing any lottery game, it’s really important to be familiar with the game and to know the rules and terms and conditions as they pertain to the game you are about to join. Knowing how to play the game is the only way to be sure you are playing correctly. Since the time when the Mega Millions lottery was first launched, various aspects of the game have changed and improved to include important features and to allow players to have more fun and better odds of winning a prize. Prizes have also changed, so that winners can earn larger amounts of money than they ever thought possible, making it so that this lottery game is currently one of the most appealing games to play across the internet.

Mega Millions Rules 

1. If you are a first-time player, it’s crucial that you learn how to play and enjoy the game correctly. If you want to join the Mega millions lottery, the first thing you should do is create a personal account on Mega Millions-Lotto. This step will take only a few seconds. Players must then choose their preferred method of payment and purchase one or more tickets. Tickets for the Mega Millions lottery cost just $1.00 per play.

2. To participate to the Mega Millions draws, players must select 5 WHITE numbers from a pool of 1-to-75 numbers and 1 GOLD number from a different pool of 1-to-15 numbers. In total, players must select 5+1 numbers.

3. The jackpot prize is assigned to players whose combination of 5+1 numbers fully matches the drawn set of numbers. The second prize will go to a player whose ticket combination matches only 5 of the 6 drawn numbers. Additional prizes are also part of the game for players who could match less than 5 numbers of the drawn set of numbers.

The Megaplier Game Option

As will all other lottery games, the Megamillions game features its own specific and unique gaming options. The twist of the Megamillion lottery is the Megaplier. The Megaplier option in the Mega Millions game consists of a 2X, 3X 4X or 5X multiplier which implements a multiplication of existing odds of winning by 5 times. Basically, players who want to use the Megaplier option can get their odds multiplied by 5 times and win up to $5 million without matching all 6 drawn numbers. The Megaplier option costs additional $1 on top of the basic ticket price.

Mega Millions Jackpot Prizes and Odds of Winning

· Players who win any of the secondary prizes will receive the corresponding amount of money, which will be credited to the winner’s bank account. They will also receive an email from Mega Millions-Lotto, which will inform them about their win.

· Bigger prizes, such as the second prize and jackpot, will be paid out as annuity, meaning that they will be paid in one immediate payment and 29 annual payment installments going forward. The annuity option includes an extra 5% larger payment on each of the 29 annual payments in order to suit the increasing cost of living.

· An additional payment option is the cash option. Mega Millions lucky winners can choose a one-time lump sum payment which they can walk away with or deposited in the bank at their earliest convenience.

Secondary Mega Millions prizes range from $1 million to $1, as you can see below:

Match White Balls

 

Match Gold Ball

Prize

Odds

5

+

1

Jackpot

1 in 258,890,850

5

+

0

$1,000,000

1 in 18,492,204

4

+

1

$5,000

1 in 739,688

4

+

0

$500

1 in 52,835

3

+

1

$50

1 in 10,720

3

+

0

$5

1 in 766

2

+

1

$5

1 in 473

1

+

1

$2

1 in 56

0

+

1

$1

1 in 21

Odds with Megaplier:

Match White Balls

 

Match Gold Ball

Prize If Megaplier is 2X

Prize If Megaplier is 3X

Prize If Megaplier is 4X

Prize If Megaplier is: 5X

5

+

0

$2,000,000

$3,000,000

$4,000,000

$5,000,000

4

+

1

$10,000

$15,000

$20,000

$25,000

4

+

0

$1,0001

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

3

+

1

$100

$150

$200

$250

3

+

0

$10

$15

$20

$25

2

+

1

$10

$15

$20

$25

1

+

1

$4

$6

$8

$10

0

+

1

$2

$3

$4

$5