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Mega Millions Numbers

Date Result Jackpot
  • 9
  • 20
  • 23
  • 26
  • 29
  • MB: 8
  • Megaplier: 3
Est. Jackpot
$356 Million
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  • 10
  • 13
  • 32
  • 41
  • 51
  • MB: 3
  • Megaplier: 2
Est. Jackpot
$336 Million
  • 34
  • 52
  • 58
  • 59
  • 62
  • MB: 4
  • Megaplier: 3
Est. Jackpot
$313 Million
  • 8
  • 10
  • 20
  • 44
  • 46
  • MB: 18
  • Megaplier: 4
Est. Jackpot
$298 Million
  • 8
  • 19
  • 25
  • 36
  • 66
  • MB: 9
  • Megaplier: 2
Est. Jackpot
$274 Million
  • 11
  • 17
  • 32
  • 33
  • 46
  • MB: 25
  • Megaplier: 3
Est. Jackpot
$266 Million
  • 7
  • 16
  • 27
  • 44
  • 52
  • MB: 5
  • Megaplier: 5
Est. Jackpot
$248 Million
  • 5
  • 20
  • 22
  • 61
  • 70
  • MB: 4
  • Megaplier: 2
Est. Jackpot
$231 Million
  • 7
  • 13
  • 17
  • 21
  • 45
  • MB: 14
  • Megaplier: 2
Est. Jackpot
$215 Million
  • 28
  • 30
  • 31
  • 35
  • 66
  • MB: 14
  • Megaplier: 2
Est. Jackpot
$200 Million
Mega Millions Year

Mega Millions Hot and Cold Numbers

Five Hot Numbers

  • 13
  • 51
  • 57
  • 60
  • 70

Five Cold Numbers

  • 4
  • 6
  • 12
  • 14
  • 18
How many draws?

One Hot Mega Ball Number

  • 17

One Cold Mega Ball Number

  • 6
How many draws?

Mega Millions Prize and Odds

Match Prize Odds
5 + Mega Ball Jackpot 1 in 302,575,350
5 $1,000,000 1 in 12,607,306
4 + Mega Ball $10,000 1 in 931,001
4 $500 1 in 38,792
3 + Mega Ball $200 1 in 14,547
3 $10 1 in 606
2 + Mega Ball $10 1 in 693
1 + Mega Ball $4 1 in 89
Mega Ball only $2 1 in 37
Overall chances of winning any prize: 1 in 24.

Megaplier Multiplier Prizes

Match Original Prize 2x 3x 4x 5x
5 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000
4 + Mega Ball $10,000 $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000
4 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500
3 + Mega Ball $200 $400 $600 $800 $1,000
3 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50
2 + Mega Ball $10 $20 $30 $40 $50
1 + Mega Ball $4 $8 $12 $16 $20
Mega Ball only $2 $4 $6 $8 $10

Megaplier Odds

Megaplier Odds
2x 1 in 3
3x 1 in 2.5
4x 1 in 5
5x 1 in 15

Mega Millions Schedule

  Tuesday Friday
Draw Time 11:00 p.m. EST 11:00 p.m. EST
Sales Stop Varies by state Varies by state

Mega Millions 10 Biggest Jackpots

Rank Jackpot Numbers Draw Date
1st $1.537 Billion
  • 5
  • 28
  • 62
  • 65
  • 70
  • 5
Oct 23, 2018
2nd $656 Million
  • 2
  • 4
  • 23
  • 38
  • 46
  • 23
Mar 30, 2012
3rd $648 Million
  • 8
  • 14
  • 17
  • 20
  • 39
  • 7
Dec 17, 2013
4th $543 Million
  • 1
  • 2
  • 4
  • 19
  • 29
  • 20
Jul 24, 2018
5th $536 Million
  • 8
  • 19
  • 20
  • 55
  • 73
  • 5
Jul 08, 2016
6th $533 Million
  • 11
  • 28
  • 31
  • 46
  • 59
  • 1
Mar 30, 2018
7th $522 Million
  • 17
  • 19
  • 27
  • 40
  • 68
  • 2
Jun 07, 2019
8th $451 Million
  • 28
  • 30
  • 39
  • 59
  • 70
  • 10
Jan 05, 2018
9th $437 Million
  • 34
  • 44
  • 57
  • 62
  • 70
  • 14
Jan 01, 2019
10th $414 Million
  • 11
  • 19
  • 24
  • 33
  • 51
  • 7
Mar 18, 2014

Mega Millions Things to Know

Here’s a quick overview of the game.

  • Mega Millions is played in 45 states in the U.S., along with the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Mega Millions was introduced in 1996 as the Big Game and was relaunched in 2002 as Mega Millions.
  • The largest jackpot ever won was $1.537 billion in 2018.
  • California doesn’t offer the Megaplier.
  • New York and California have the most Mega Millions winners.

Mega Millions How to Play

  1. Pick 5 numbers from 1 to 70
  2. Pick a Mega Ball number from 1 to 25
  3. Decide whether to play the Megaplier for an extra $1
  4. Buy your tickets before the cut-off time (this varies from state to state)

Mega Millions Ticket Cost

  • $2 per play
  • $1 to add Megaplier

Mega Millions History

Mega Millions is a massive U.S. lottery, with jackpots frequently in the region of hundreds of millions of dollars.

1996
The Big Game is launched in Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Virginia.
One draw per week, on Fridays.
Game Matrix: 5/50 + 1/25.
First draw took place in September 1996.
1998
New draw day added, on Tuesdays.
1999
New Jersey starts selling tickets.
New game matrix: 5/50 + 1/36.
Cash payout is introduced.
2002
Temporarily renamed to The Big Game Mega Millions.
Renamed to Mega Millions.
Ohio, New York, and Washington start selling tickets.
New game matrix: 5/52 + 1/52.
First draw took place on May 17.
2003
Texas starts selling tickets.
New multiplier available just in Texas: Megaplier.
2005
California starts selling tickets.
New game matrix: 5/56 + 1/46.
2010
End of January, 23 more states start selling tickets.
8 more states join the same year (Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Arizona, Maine, Colorado, South Dakota, and U.S. Virgin Islands).
2011
Louisiana starts selling tickets.
Megaplier becomes available in all lotteries, except California.
2013
Florida starts selling tickets.
New game format: 5/75 + 1/15.
2014
Wyoming starts selling tickets.
2017
New game format: 5/70 + 1/25.
Starting jackpot is now $40 million.
Just the Jackpot option is added (available in participating states).
2020
Mississippi starts selling tickets.
Starting jackpot guaranteed value is removed. It now depends on ticket sales and will be announced prior to each drawing.
$5 million minimum jackpot increase on rollovers was removed.

Mega Millions FAQS

1. What is the Mega Millions Megaplier?

You can opt-in to play the Megaplier for an extra $1, increasing the value of non-jackpot prizes. A Megaplier number from 2 to 5 is drawn on the night of every Mega Millions draw. Non-jackpot prizes are then multiplied by that number. All states offer the Megaplier option except for California.


2. Where can I collect my winnings?

Mega Millions prizes below the amount of $600 can be redeemed at participating licensed retailers in the state in which you purchased your ticket. Should you be lucky enough to win a bigger prize, you need to notify the State Lottery where you purchased your ticket. They will let you know what you need to do to collect your prize.


3. What are the payout options?

If you win a Mega Millions jackpot, you can decide to have it paid out as an annuity over 29 years, or as a cash lump sum.


4. Are Mega Millions prizes taxed?

Yes, any winnings are subject to income and federal taxes, along with any relevant state taxes. Florida, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Washington do not impose income taxes on their residents. New Hampshire and Tennessee only impose income tax on interest and dividends.


5. Where are Mega Millions draws held?

Mega Millions draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time, 10:00 p.m. Central Time, and 9:00 p.m. Mountain Time. Draws are held in Atlanta, Georgia at WSB-TV.


6. If I decide to buy my Mega Millions ticket in a particular state, am I able to redeem my prize in another state?

No. Mega Millions is sold by state lotteries individually, so you must redeem your winning ticket in the state in which you purchased your tickets.


7. How long do I have to redeem my Mega Millions winnings?

Claim periods tend to vary by state, but it can range anywhere from 90 days to 180 days from the date of the draw.


8. Am I able to purchase Mega Millions lottery tickets online?

In Virginia and New York, you can purchase subscriptions for the Mega Millions lottery. You can purchase lottery tickets online in New Hampshire, Michigan, North Dakota, Georgia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Illinois, but you must be a resident in that state.


9. What happens if I lose my Mega Millions ticket?

You can’t hold Mega Millions responsible for stolen or lost lottery tickets. Always sign the back of your tickets when you purchase them and keep them safe. Remember, lottery tickets are bearer instruments. Therefore, unless they are signed, anyone who possesses the ticket can claim its winnings.


10. Can I claim a Mega Millions jackpot prize and remain anonymous?

Rules and laws on public disclosure tend to vary from one state to the next. Some states legally require lotteries to publicly announce winners, while some do not.


11. Where is the game played?

Mega Millions is played in 45 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, but players all around the world can participate in this exciting lottery.


12. How old do I have to be to play Mega Millions?

It’s state-dependent, but typically players must be 18 years old or older to purchase lottery tickets. In some states, it’s 19, and in others it’s 21.


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