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).

Latest Mega Millions Results and Winning Numbers

Tuesday - 25th July 2017
2 5 26 58 60 6 3
  • $282,000,000
  • ₹18.1 Billion!
  • Friday 28th July
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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 able to choose their numbers online. 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 ₹481.2 million $540,000,000 ₹34.6 billion $79,280,688 ₹5.1 billion 1 in 258,890,850
Match 5 $250,000 ₹16.0 million $1,000,000 ₹64.2 million $704,160 ₹45.2 million 1 in 18,492,204
Match 4 plus Mega Ball $28.00 ₹1,796 $10,000 ₹641,551 $6,957 ₹446,321 1 in 739,688
Match 4 $150.00 ₹9,623 $500.00 ₹32,078 $361.94 ₹23,220 1 in 52,835
Match 3 plus Mega Ball $50.00 ₹3,208 $150.00 ₹9,623 $89.45 ₹5,738 1 in 10,720
Match 3 $5.00 ₹321 $7.00 ₹449 $5.79 ₹371 1 in 766
Match 2 plus Mega Ball $5.00 ₹321 $10.00 ₹642 $6.97 ₹447 1 in 473
Match 1 plus Mega Ball $2.00 ₹128 $3.00 ₹192 $2.39 ₹154 1 in 56
Match 0 plus Mega Ball $1.00 ₹64 $2.00 ₹128 $1.39 ₹89 1 in 46

Largest Mega Millions Jackpots

Mega Millions holds the record for the second largest jackpot in the world. Here are the top five largest jackpots in the history of the game.

Amount Date Winner
$656 million (₹42.3 billion) 30th March 2012 Merle and Patricia Butler from Illinois, three work colleagues from Maryland, and an anonymous winner from Kansas
$648 million (₹41.8 billion) 17th December 2013 Ira Curry from Georgia and Steve Tran of California
$540 million (₹34.8 billion) 8th July 2016 Warren D, LLC, of Indiana
$414 million (₹26.7 billion) 18th March 2014 Cobie and Seamus Trust from Florida and an anonymous player from Maryland
$390 million (₹25.1 billion) 6th March 2007 Elaine and Harold Messner from New Jersey and Eddie Nabors from Georgia

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

Answers


1. Can I play Mega Millions from India?

Yes, you can choose your numbers online. Find out more about this service by visiting the How to Play page.

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2. How do I play Mega Millions from India?

Simply visit the Lottery Tickets page and select the 'Play Now' button. Once an online account has been opened, choose five numbers between 1 and 75 plus one Mega number between 1 and 15. 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 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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5. How do I collect Mega Millions winnings?

Prizes are automatically paid into your online account and can then be withdrawn using your chosen method of payment or used to purchase lottery tickets for future draws.

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6. 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. Winnings are transferred immediately to your player account for you to withdraw or spend on tickets for future lottery draws.

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

Tax is not withheld from your prize when you win. However, you may be liable to income tax depending on the value of the prize and your own personal circumstances.

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

No. The player receives the full value of their prize.

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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. Mega Millions is famous for regularly generating jackpots in excess of $200 million (approximately ₹12,300,000,000), due to frequent rollovers.

The largest ever Mega Millions jackpot win was a massive $656 million (approximately ₹ 40,500,000,000), 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.

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.