Mega Millions (originally known as The Big Game in 1996 and renamed, temporarily, to The Big Game Mega Millions six years later) is an American multi-jurisdictional lottery game; as of January 30, 2020, it is offered in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Follow Mega Millions drawing: Check Today’s winning numbers, jackpot
Whether you’ve played before, or if this is your first time trying your luck at the lottery, here’s what you need to know ahead of the next Mega Millions drawing.
When are the Mega Millions drawings?
Mega Millions drawings are Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Ticket sales end at 10:45 p.m. in Kentucky and Indiana.
MEGAMILLIONS WINNING NUMBERS
|Mega MillionsMEGA BALL® is indicated in Gold.||07/19/22||02 31 32 37 70 25 MEGAPLIER® 3X|
|Mega MillionsMEGA BALL® is indicated in Gold.||07/15/22||08 20 26 53 64 15 MEGAPLIER® 5X|
|Mega MillionsMEGA BALL® is indicated in Gold.||07/12/22||04 07 10 45 64 12 MEGAPLIER® 2X|
|Mega MillionsMEGA BALL® is indicated in Gold.||07/08/22||20 36 61 62 69 20 MEGAPLIER® 3X|
|Mega MillionsMEGA BALL® is indicated in Gold.||07/05/22||27 31 50 51 61 21 MEGAPLIER® 4X|
|Mega MillionsMEGA BALL® is indicated in Gold.||07/01/22||01 27 29 38 62 12 MEGAPLIER® 3X|
How to play the Mega Millions
Tickets to Mega Millions cost $2 per play.
There are nine total ways to win a prize, from the jackpot to $2.
Pick five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25.
Choose Easy Pick or Quick Pick to have the terminal randomly pick numbers for you. You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in the drawing.
What is the Megaplier?
Most states offer the Megaplier feature, which increases non-jackpot prizes by two, three, four, and five times.
It costs an additional $1 per game. Before each regular Mega Millions drawing, the Megaplier is drawn. From a group of 15 balls, five are marked “2X”, three “4X” and one “5X”.
Where to buy Mega Millions tickets?
You can play Mega Millions in 47 locations: 45 states, plus the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. To find locations, search the Mega Millions website.
In Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana, you can purchase a Mega Millions ticket at gas stations, convenience stores, and supermarkets until 10:45 p.m. m. at drawing night.
In Kentucky, residents can also purchase tickets online at www.KYLottery.com.
In Ohio, residents can use the lottery card available at Kroger, Buehler’s Fresh Foods and Giant Eagle stores. It allows Ohio consumers to participate in sweepstakes games on their phones and receive electronic notifications and payments if they win. You can also purchase tickets online at www.OhioLottery.com.
What was the largest Mega Millions jackpot?
In 2018, a winning ticket in South Carolina sold for a grand prize of $1.537 billion, which was the world’s largest lottery jackpot ever won on a single ticket.
In January 2021, a winning ticket was sold in Michigan for $1.05 billion.
What happens if I win Mega Millions?
Mega Millions offers two options.
You can take an annuity, in which you are paid as an immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments. Each payment is 5% higher than the previous one.
There’s also the cash option, a one-time, lump-sum payment equal to all the cash in the Mega Millions jackpot prize pool.