Mega Millions

Mega Millions is one of the biggest lotteries in the USA and is played across 45 states and jurisdictions. Draws take place twice a week on Tuesday and Friday nights and have a minimum jackpot of US$15 million (approximately ₹ 925,000,000). However, due to frequent rollovers, Mega Millions is famous for regularly generating jackpots in excess of $200 million (approximately ₹12,300,000,000). The largest Mega Millions jackpot on record was worth US$656 million (approximately ₹ 40,500,000,000) and was won by three ticket holders in March 2012. The prize is the second-largest jackpot in lottery history!

Latest Mega Millions Results and Winning Numbers

Tuesday - 21st February 2017
9 21 30 32 75 9 5
  • $64,000,000
  • ₹4.3 Billion!
  • Friday 24th February
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How to play Mega Millions

To win the Mega Millions jackpot, players must match the five main numbers drawn, between 1 and 75, plus the Mega Ball number between 1 and 15. There are a total of nine different prize tiers in every draw, each offering a set prize, and players can win a prize by simply matching the Mega Ball number drawn. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 15.

Players also have the option to add the Megaplier to their game for a small additional fee. If selected by the player, this option offers the chance to multiply all non-jackpot prize winnings by up to five times depending on which Megaplier is drawn. The Megaplier number is drawn from a third pool of numbers and range between 2 and 5.

How to play Mega Millions from India

Players from India are now able to play Mega Millions or Mega Millions plus Megaplier by using an online ticket concierge service. Visit the How to Play page for more information on playing Mega Millions from India.

The table below shows the prize tier breakdown, odds, and prize values and winners from the most recent draw for all US states excluding California.

Mega Millions Prizes & Odds of Winning

Prize Lowest Ever
win in $
Lowest Ever
win in ₹
Highest Ever
Prize Amount
Highest Ever
Prize in ₹
Average Prize
Amount
Per Draw
Average Prize
Amount Per
Draw in ₹
Odds
of Winning
Match 5 plus Mega Ball $7,500,000 ₹500.4 million $540,000,000 ₹36.0 billion $77,673,003 ₹5.2 billion 1 in 258,890,850
Match 5 $250,000 ₹16.7 million $1,000,000 ₹66.7 million $682,645 ₹45.5 million 1 in 18,492,204
Match 4 plus Mega Ball $28.00 ₹1,868 $10,000 ₹667,233 $7,099 ₹473,683 1 in 739,688
Match 4 $150.00 ₹10,008 $500.00 ₹33,362 $351.90 ₹23,480 1 in 52,835
Match 3 plus Mega Ball $50.00 ₹3,336 $150.00 ₹10,008 $92.31 ₹6,159 1 in 10,720
Match 3 $5.00 ₹334 $7.00 ₹467 $5.85 ₹390 1 in 766
Match 2 plus Mega Ball $5.00 ₹334 $10.00 ₹667 $7.12 ₹475 1 in 473
Match 1 plus Mega Ball $2.00 ₹133 $3.00 ₹200 $2.42 ₹162 1 in 56
Match 0 plus Mega Ball $1.00 ₹67 $2.00 ₹133 $1.42 ₹95 1 in 46

MegaMillions FAQs

  1. Can I play Mega Millions from India?
  2. How to I play Mega Millions from India?
  3. What is the Megaplier?
  4. Can I play Mega Millions with the Megaplier from India?
  1. Can I play Mega Millions from any Indian state?
  2. How do I collect Mega Millions winnings?
  3. How long do I have to claim my Mega Millions winnings?
  4. Is there any tax to pay on Mega Millions prizes?
  5. Do I need to pay a fee to collect the winnings?

Answers


1. Can I play Mega Millions from India?

Yes, by using our lottery ticket concierge service. You can find out more about this service by visiting the How to Play page.

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2. How to I play Mega Millions from India?

Simply visit the How to Play page and click on the Mega Millions image. Once an online account has been opened, choose five numbers between 1 and 75 plus one Mega number between 1 and 15. Players can also choose to add the Megaplier for a small additional fee should they wish. For more help on playing Mega Millions from India, visit the How to Play page.

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3. What is the Megaplier?

The Megaplier option multiplies any non-jackpot winnings by up to a multiple of 5, depending on which Megaplier number is drawn. After the main Mega Millions draw has taken place, the Megaplier will be drawn from a third pool of numbers ranging from two to five. Each player who has opted to play the Megaplier and has won a non-jackpot prize will see their standard prize multiplied by Megaplier number drawn.

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4. Can I play Mega Millions with the Megaplier from India?

Yes, simply tick the Megaplier box after choosing your main numbers. An additional fee is charged to play the Megaplier.

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5. Can I play Mega Millions from any Indian state?

Yes. Indian lottery laws only apply to lotteries operating within India and do not apply to Indian citizens playing lotteries operating in other countries.

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6. How do I collect Mega Millions winnings?

Smaller non-jackpot prizes are automatically paid into your online account and can then be withdraw using your chosen method of payment or used to purchase lottery tickets for future draws.

In the event that you win a large prize you will be contacted by a member of the lottery concierge service to coordinate a meeting with one of their representatives where you will receive your winning ticket in the presence of a local office manager. A legal team will be present to guide you through the process of collecting the prize.

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

Should you be lucky enough to win a prize, you will be informed of your win via text message or email shortly after the draw has taken place. All winnings are automatically claimed on your behalf so there is no chance of losing out on your prize. Smaller winnings are then transferred immediately to your lottery ticket concierge account for you to withdraw or spend on tickets for future lottery draws.

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8. Is there any tax to pay on Mega Millions prizes?

All Mega Millions wins will be subject to federal tax/state taxes. As the advertised jackpot figure represents an annuity which is paid over 30 years, the cash equivalent will be a lesser amount. As taxation issues can be complex, it is recommended that players requiring advice should contact an independent tax expert with experience of international tax law.

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9. Do I need to pay a fee to collect the winnings?

a. No. The lottery concierge service adds a small fee to the cost of each ticket purchased but, unlike some other providers, does not take any commission on winnings and the player receives the full value of the their prize (subject to any applicable taxes).

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Mega Millions jackpot winners

Mega Millions has a total of nine prize tiers and a 1 in 15 chance of winning a prize. If there are no jackpot winners then the amount will rollover to the following draw, and this has led to the jackpot accumulating to some extraordinary heights.

The largest ever Mega Millions jackpot win was a massive $656 million, shared between three ticket holders from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in March 2012. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot won by a single ticket was $319 million by a syndicate of seven co-workers from Albany, New York in March 2011.

Mega Millions jackpot winners have the option of receiving their winnings in a discounted cash lump sum or as an annuity in which the full amount is paid out over 30 years.