Mega Millions is one of the biggest lotteries in the world and holds the record for the largest jackpot ever won by a single ticket. The Mega Millions jackpot has been known to climb higher than US$1 billion (approximately ₹70 billion).
Established in 1996, Mega Millions is played across 47 US states and jurisdictions, with more players joining in online from abroad. Draws are held on Tuesday and Friday nights in Atlanta, Georgia.
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How to play Mega Millions from India
You can take part in Mega Millions from India by choosing your numbers online. Because the draw is held overseas, there is no issue with Indian lottery laws and Indian citizens may legally play from anywhere in the country.
You can safely purchase tickets for this record-breaking international lottery from your phone or computer, without the need to go to the USA! You can hit the 'Play Now' button above to get started right away, or visit the How to Play page for details on how to play Mega Millions from India.
Playing Mega Millions is easy. You choose five main numbers from 1-70, plus a Mega Ball number from a separate set between 1 and 25.
Draws take place every Tuesday and Friday night at 11pm Eastern Standard Time in Georgia, which is early Wednesday and Saturday morning in India.
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You can enter online from India by using licensed and regulated services such as LotteryWorld.com. Once you have chosen your numbers, you just need to pay for your entries. The price is ₹300 per entry. Pick which draws to enter and select as many entries as you want.
It's simple to register for an online account. All you need to do is provide a few details, then you can add funds using any of the available payment methods. Your numbers will be stored safely online and you will receive an email if you win.
When you play through a website such as LotteryWorld.com, all of the prizes are insured so you are guaranteed to receive your winnings.
The following table shows all the different ways you can win prizes in Mega Millions, plus the odds of winning in each category.
|Prize Category||Prize Amount||Odds of Winning|
|Match 5 + Mega Ball||Jackpot||1 in 302,575,350|
|Match 5||$1 Million||1 in 12,607,306|
|Match 4 + Mega Ball||$10,000||1 in 931,001|
|Match 4||$500||1 in 38,792|
|Match 3 + Mega Ball||$200||1 in 14,547|
|Match 3||$10||1 in 606|
|Match 2 + Mega Ball||$10||1 in 693|
|Match 1 + Mega Ball||$4||1 in 89|
|Match 0 + Mega Ball||$2||1 in 37|
Biggest Mega Millions Winners
Mega Millions has paid out some of the largest lottery prizes in history. The table below displays the five biggest jackpots:
|$1.5 billion (₹117 billion)||23rd October 2018||One South Carolina ticket holder|
|$1 billion (₹85 billion)||22nd January 2021||Wolverine FLL Club from Oakland County, Michigan|
|$656 million (₹48 billion)||30th March 2012||Merle and Patricia Butler from Illinois, three work colleagues from Maryland, and an anonymous winner from Kansas|
|$648 million (₹47 billion)||17th December 2013||Ira Curry from Georgia and Steve Tran of California|
|$543 million (₹39 billion)||24th July 2018||11 office workers from Santa Clara County, California|
Mega Millions FAQs
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.
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 70 plus one Mega number between 1 and 25. Choose which draws to enter and how many sets of numbers to play, then pay for your entries.
3. What is the ticket price in India?
If you use the online service LotteryWorld.com to take part from India, the cost is ₹300 per entry. This is a similar price to Bumper draws in India, plus the jackpot is far higher. The Kerala Christmas New Year Bumper, one of the biggest in India, also costs ₹300 and the jackpot is ₹12 Crore. In Mega Millions, the jackpot usually starts at ₹250 Crore.
4. What is the Megaplier?
The Megaplier option is a feature that is available in the US. It multiplies any non-jackpot winnings by up to a multiple of 5, depending on which Megaplier number is drawn. After the main 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.
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.
6. How do I collect my winnings?
Prizes are automatically paid into your online account and can then be withdrawn using your chosen method of payment or used to purchase entries for future draws. Should you be lucky enough to win a prize, you will be informed of your win via email shortly after the draw has taken place.
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.
8. Do I need to pay a fee to collect the winnings?
No. You receive the full value of your prize if you win.