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Mega Millions Numbers

Date Result Jackpot
  • 26
  • 29
  • 41
  • 52
  • 64
  • MB: 11
  • Megaplier: 3
Est. Jackpot
$20 Million
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  • 25
  • 28
  • 38
  • 59
  • 62
  • MB: 22
  • Megaplier: 4
Est. Jackpot
$119 Million
  • 3
  • 15
  • 42
  • 48
  • 56
  • MB: 13
  • Megaplier: 2
Est. Jackpot
$108 Million
  • 7
  • 10
  • 15
  • 31
  • 57
  • MB: 21
  • Megaplier: 2
Est. Jackpot
$97 Million
  • 19
  • 22
  • 24
  • 28
  • 53
  • MB: 25
  • Megaplier: 3
Est. Jackpot
$88 Million
  • 15
  • 25
  • 26
  • 38
  • 47
  • MB: 22
  • Megaplier: 4
Est. Jackpot
$78 Million
  • 3
  • 9
  • 50
  • 53
  • 64
  • MB: 1
  • Megaplier: 3
Est. Jackpot
$68 Million
  • 8
  • 10
  • 15
  • 17
  • 57
  • MB: 12
  • Megaplier: 3
Est. Jackpot
$57 Million
  • 11
  • 15
  • 31
  • 42
  • 63
  • MB: 14
  • Megaplier: 2
Est. Jackpot
$49 Million
  • 4
  • 18
  • 26
  • 27
  • 58
  • MB: 23
  • Megaplier: 4
Est. Jackpot
$40 Million
Mega Millions Year

Hot and Cold Numbers

Five Hot Numbers

  • 15
  • 26
  • 42
  • 57
  • 64

Five Cold Numbers

  • 1
  • 5
  • 16
  • 23
  • 32
How many draws?

One Hot Mega Ball Number

  • 22

One Cold Mega Ball Number

  • 2
How many draws?

Jackpot History

0 85 M 170 M 255 M 340 M 425 M
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
09/18/2020
Jackpot size
$20 Million

Avg. Jackpot Size

$61.2 Million

Avg. Jackpot Win Gap

8.3333333333333 Draws

How many draws?

Prizes 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
0 + Mega Ball $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
0 + Mega Ball $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

Schedule

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

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

Things to Know

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

How to Play

  • Pick five numbers from 1 to 70.
  • Pick a Mega Ball number from 1 to 25.
  • Decide whether to play the Megaplier for an extra $1.
  • Check if you’ve won.

Ticket Cost

  • $2 per ticket.
  • $1 to add the Megaplier.

Advanced Draws

Mega Millions players have the option of purchasing tickets for draws in advance. However, the maximum number of draws varies by jurisdiction. Here’s a complete list of the participating jurisdictions and their corresponding limits on advance draw purchases for Mega Millions.

State Advanced Draws
Arizona up to 10
Arkansas up to 20
California up to 10
Colorado up to 26
Connecticut up to 26
Delaware up to 10
District of Columbia up to 20
Florida up to 26
Georgia up to 26
Idaho up to 10
Illinois up to 25
Indiana up to 10
Iowa up to 10
Kansas up to 15
Kentucky up to 26
Louisiana up to 20
Maine up to 20
Maryland up to 15
Massachusetts up to 15
Michigan up to 30
Minnesota up to 14
Mississippi up to 26
Missouri up to 15
Montana up to 24
Nebraska up to 24
New Hampshire up to 20
New Jersey up to 8
New Mexico up to 20
New York up to 26
North Carolina up to 26
North Dakota up to 9
Ohio up to 10
Oklahoma up to 10
Oregon up to 20
Pennsylvania up to 26
Rhode Island up to 26
South Carolina up to 20
South Dakota up to 9
Tennessee up to 10
Texas up to 10
U.S. Virgin Islands N/A
Vermont up to 20
Virginia up to 26
Washington up to 10
West Virginia up to 24
Wisconsin up to 8
Wyoming up to 20

History

Mega Millions is a massive U.S. lottery with jackpots that are frequently in the range of hundreds of millions of dollars. Read on for a brief history of this ever-popular game.

1996
The Big Game was launched in Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Virginia.
One draw was held every Friday.
Game Matrix: 5/50 + 1/25.
The first draw took place in September 1996.
1998
Tuesday was added as a new draw day in February.
1999
New Jersey started selling tickets.
New game matrix: 5/50 + 1/36.
The cash payout option was introduced.
2002
The Big Game was temporarily renamed The Big Game Mega Millions before it was changed to Mega Millions.
The first draw took place on May 17.
Ohio, New York, and Washington started selling tickets.
New game matrix: 5/52 + 1/52.
2003
Texas started selling tickets.
A new multiplier called the Megaplier was launched only in Texas.
2005
California started selling tickets.
New game matrix: 5/56 + 1/46.
2010
By the end of January, 23 more states started selling tickets.
Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Arizona, Maine, Colorado, South Dakota, and the U.S. Virgin Islands joined Mega Millions.
2011
Louisiana started selling tickets.
Megaplier became available in all the participating jurisdictions except California.
2013
Florida started selling tickets.
New game format: 5/75 + 1/15.
2014
Wyoming started selling tickets.
2017
New game format: 5/70 + 1/25.
The starting jackpot was set at $40 million.
Just the Jackpot variation was added in all the participating jurisdictions.
2020
Mississippi started selling tickets.
The starting jackpot guaranteed value was removed, and it is now dependent on the ticket sales and interest rates.
The $5 million minimum jackpot increase on rollovers was removed.

FAQS

How do I play Mega Millions?

Pick five numbers from 1 to 70 and a Mega Ball number from 1 to 25, or select Quick Pick. Add the Megaplier option for a chance to multiply any non-jackpot winnings.


What is the Quick Pick option?

The Quick Pick play generates random numbers to use in the draw so that you don’t have to come up with your own.


What is the Mega Millions Megaplier?

A Megaplier number from 2 to 5 is drawn on the night of every Mega Millions draw. Players who select the Megaplier option have their non-jackpot prizes multiplied by that number. All the states offer the Megaplier option except for California. The Megaplier costs an additional $1.


What are the payout options for the Mega Millions jackpot?

If you win a Mega Millions jackpot, you can choose to have it paid out across 29 years as an annuity or all at once.


Why is the cash lump sum on a Mega Millions jackpot less than the advertised annuity option?

The cash lump sum is the money available for the jackpot that is generated from the sale of Mega Millions tickets. The annuity option accounts for this amount as well as the extra cash generated by the investment made in government bonds over 29 years.


When and where are Mega Millions draws held?

Mega Millions draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 p.m. ET, 8:00 p.m. PT, 10:00 p.m. CT, and 9:00 p.m. MT. Draws are held in Atlanta, Georgia, at WSB-TV.


If I buy my Mega Millions ticket in one state, can I redeem my prize in another state?

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


Where is Mega Millions played?

Mega Millions is played in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


How do I know if I’ve won a Mega Millions play?

Check the Lottery USA homepage or our Mega Millions page. You can also use our Mega Millions number checker.


Do you have more Mega Millions questions? Contact us, and we’d love to help you out.