• Mega Millions
    Lottery Results & Winning Numbers

    Mega Millions Lottery Results & Winning Numbers

    Latest Result

    Friday, Apr 12, 2024
    1. 34
    2. 43
    3. 51
    4. 52
    5. 69
    6. 25
    7. Megaplier: x4

    Jackpot total
    $97,000,000

    Next Draw

    The next draw takes place on Friday, Apr 12, 2024 for a Jackpot total of $120,000,000.

    Previous Results

    Friday, Apr 5, 2024
    1. 20
    2. 30
    3. 54
    4. 63
    5. 65
    6. 14
    7. Megaplier: x3

    Jackpot total
    $67,000,000

    Tuesday, Apr 2, 2024
    1. 10
    2. 50
    3. 56
    4. 60
    5. 66
    6. 19
    7. Megaplier: x3

    Jackpot total
    $36,000,000

    Friday, Mar 29, 2024
    1. 11
    2. 30
    3. 33
    4. 38
    5. 60
    6. 16
    7. Megaplier: x4

    Jackpot total
    $20,000,000

    Tuesday, Mar 26, 2024
    1. 07
    2. 11
    3. 22
    4. 29
    5. 38
    6. 04
    7. Megaplier: x2

    Jackpot total
    $1,130,000,000

    Friday, Mar 22, 2024
    1. 03
    2. 08
    3. 31
    4. 35
    5. 44
    6. 16
    7. Megaplier: x3

    Jackpot total
    $977,000,000

    Tuesday, Mar 19, 2024
    1. 24
    2. 46
    3. 49
    4. 62
    5. 66
    6. 07
    7. Megaplier: x2

    Jackpot total
    $893,000,000

    Friday, Mar 15, 2024
    1. 13
    2. 25
    3. 50
    4. 51
    5. 66
    6. 06
    7. Megaplier: x5

    Jackpot total
    $792,000,000

    Tuesday, Mar 12, 2024
    1. 02
    2. 16
    3. 31
    4. 57
    5. 64
    6. 24
    7. Megaplier: x3

    Jackpot total
    $735,000,000

    Friday, Mar 8, 2024
    1. 19
    2. 20
    3. 22
    4. 47
    5. 58
    6. 01
    7. Megaplier: x3

    Jackpot total
    $687,000,000

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Game Overview

Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery game that offers players the chance to win enormous jackpots. It is played in 47 states/duristictions making it one of the most widely enjoyed lottery games in the United States.

Participants choose a combination of five main numbers from a pool of 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number from a pool of 1 to 25. Matching all the numbers drawn during the bi-weekly (Tuesdays and Fridays) drawings can make you a Mega Millions millionaire.

What is the Mega Ball?

The sixth number chosen on your lottery ticket and ranges between 1-25. Matching it will guarantee you winnings of at least $2.

Who can play the Mega Millions?

The legal age for buying lottery tickets varies by state. Typically the minimum age to play Mega Millions is 18 years however in Nebraska the legal age is 19 and in Arizona, Louisiana and Iowa the legal age is 21 years.

Stay up to date with the latest Mega Millions results, odds, tips and news right here and find out if you're the next big winner!

How to Play?

  • Step 1: Visit your nearest lottery retailer or alternatively play online via any of the authorized websites.
  • Step 2: Either use a quick pick generator to generate 5 random numbers or choose them yourself from a pool of 1 - 70.
  • Step 3: Choose your Mega Ball number from a pool of 1-25 (or let the Quick Pick Choose that also)
  • Step 4: Now is the time to add the optional Megaplier for an extra $1 if you wish.
  • Step 4: Pay for your draws and keep them safe until the time of the draw. Consider signing them.
  • Step 5: Check the latest Mega Millions results on this page to see if you have won.

Ticket Cost

$2
+$1 optional Megaplier
(per play)

$3
Just the Jackpot
(certain jurisdictions)

Prizes and Odds of Winning

There are a number of tiers other than the jackpot which each offer substantial prizes should you not match all the numbers. Playing Mega Millions can be very rewarding even if you don't get the top prize.

MATCH PRIZE POOL 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 you have a 1 in 24 chance of winning a prize in the Mega Millions game.

The Megaplier

All states apart from California offer the option of a Megaplier. For just $1 extra it allows you to multiply any non-jackpot winnings by up to five times. The multiplier is chosen at random at the same time as the draw. Chosen from 15 numbers it offers the following multiplier freqeuncy:

  • One - 5X
  • Three - 4X
  • Six - 3X
  • Five - 2X

The Megaplier option is chosen by the player on the payslip prior to purchase and only comes into effect should you win any of 9 prize tiers under the jackpot.

Do I need the Megaplier to win the jackpot?

No. The Megalpier is only chosen as a way to boost any of the 9 non-jackpot winning prize tiers. It does not affect you winning the jackpot should you match all other numbers plus the Mega ball.

When did it start?

It was first introduced by the Texas Lottery as an optional extra but proved so popular it was made available to all other states (with the exceptio of California) form 2010.

Why not California?

California state law requires that any lottery prizes are paid out on a pari-mutuel basis which is a wagering system where individuals with winning tickets share the total betting pool in accordance with their wagers with a deduction made for expenses. Therefore the Megaplier offering fixed payouts is not compliant.

How much can I win with the Megaplier option?

Typically the second-tier Mega Millions prize is set at $1 million. With the maximum potential megaplier at 5x you could win a potential second-place prize of $5 million.

Megaplier Multiplier Prizes

MATCH PRIZE POOL 2X MEGAPLIER 3X MEGAPLIER 4X MEGAPLIER 5X MEGAPLIER
5 + Mega Ball Jackpot n/a n/a n/a n/a
5 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $5,000,000
4 + Mega Ball $10,000 $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000
4 $500 $1,000 $1,400 $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 Multiplier Odds

MULTIPLIER 2X 3X 4X 5X
Odds 1 in 3 1 in 2.5 1 in 5 1 in 15

Just the Jackpot

Certain states offer an exclusive promotion known as "Just the Jackpot". This special option is designed for jackpot enthusiasts enabling them to focus solely on winning the grand prize. Priced at $3 participants receive two chances to hit the jackpot with no eligibility for any other prize categories.

To date the following states offer the "Just the Jackpot" option: Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Game Schedule

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Draw Time 11:00 p.m. ET 11:00 p.m. ET
Sales Close Check jurisdiction Check jurisdiction

Watch the Latest Mega Millions Lottery Draw

Top 10 biggest Mega Millions wins

PLACE STATE DATE NUMBERS AMOUNT
1st Florida August 8, 2023
  • 13
  • 19
  • 20
  • 32
  • 33
  • 14
$1.58 Billion
2nd South Carolina October 23, 2018
  • 5
  • 28
  • 62
  • 65
  • 70
  • 5
$1.537 Billion
3rd Maine January 13, 2023
  • 30
  • 43
  • 45
  • 46
  • 61
  • 14
$1.348 Billion
4th Illinois July 29, 2022
  • 13
  • 36
  • 45
  • 57
  • 67
  • 14
$1.337 Billion
5th Michigan January 22, 2021
  • 4
  • 26
  • 42
  • 50
  • 60
  • 24
$1.05 Billion
6th Kansas, Illinois & Maryland March 30, 2012
  • 2
  • 4
  • 23
  • 38
  • 46
  • 23
$656 Million
7th California & Georgia December 17, 2013
  • 8
  • 14
  • 17
  • 20
  • 39
  • 7
$648 Million
8th California July 24, 2018
  • 1
  • 2
  • 4
  • 19
  • 29
  • 20
$543 Million
9th Indiana July 8, 2016
  • 8
  • 19
  • 20
  • 55
  • 73
  • 5
$536 Million
10th New Jersey March 30, 2018
  • 11
  • 28
  • 31
  • 46
  • 59
  • 1
$533 Million

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.

How to claim your prize

To claim your lottery prize, follow these steps:

  1. Sign the back of your winning ticket.
  2. Take it to an authorized lottery sales agent for verification.
  3. If your prize exceeds $599, you might need to fill out a claim form.
  4. Send the completed claim form to your state's lottery commission.

Please note that winning tickets must be claimed in the state where they were purchased. The timeframe for claiming your prize may vary depending on the state's rules.

STATE ADVANCED DRAWS CLAIM PERIOD
Arizona up to 10 180 days
Arkansas up to 20 180 days
California up to 10 1 year
Colorado up to 26 180 days
Connecticut up to 26 180 days
Delaware up to 10 1 year
District of Columbia up to 20 Not specified
Florida up to 26 180 days
Georgia up to 26 180 days
Idaho up to 10 180 days
Illinois up to 25 1 year
Indiana up to 10 180 days
Iowa up to 10 180 days
Kansas up to 15 1 year
Kentucky up to 26 180 days
Louisiana up to 20 180 days
Maine up to 20 1 year
Maryland up to 15 182 days
Massachusetts up to 7 1 year
Michigan up to 30 1 year
Minnesota up to 14 1 year
Mississippi up to 26 180 days
Missouri up to 15 180 days
Montana up to 24 180 days
Nebraska up to 24 180 days
New Hampshire up to 20 1 year
New Jersey up to 8 1 year
New Mexico up to 20 90 days
New York up to 26 1 year
North Carolina up to 26 180 days
North Dakota up to 9 180 days
Ohio up to 10 180 days
Oklahoma up to 10 180 days
Oregon up to 20 1 year
Pennsylvania up to 26 1 year
Rhode Island up to 26 1 year
South Carolina up to 20 180 days
South Dakota up to 9 180 days
Tennessee up to 10 180 days
Texas up to 10 180 days
U.S. Virgin Islands N/A 1 year
Vermont up to 20 1 year
Virginia up to 26 180 days
Washington up to 10 180 days
West Virginia up to 24 180 days
Wisconsin up to 8 180 days
Wyoming up to 20 180 days

Where to Play Mega Millions

In total there are 47 states/jurisdictions that offer Mega Millions as part of their Lottery games. You can play by visiting any of the authorized lottery retailers in each state or online if more convenient.

STATE SINCE STATE SINCE
Arizona 04/18/2010 Arkansas 01/31/2010
California 06/22/2005 Colorado 05/16/2010
Connecticut 01/31/2010 Delaware 01/31/2010
Florida 05/15/2013 Georgia 08/31/1996
Idaho 01/31/2010 Illinois 08/31/1996
Indiana 01/31/2010 Iowa 01/31/2010
Kansas 01/31/2010 Kentucky 01/31/2010
Louisiana 11/16/2011 Maine 05/09/2010
Maryland 08/31/1996 Massachusetts 08/31/1996
Michigan 08/31/1996 Minnesota 01/31/2010
Mississippi 01/30/2020 Missouri 01/31/2010
Montana 03/01/2010 Nebraska 03/20/2010
New Hampshire 01/31/2010 New Jersey 05/26/1999
New Mexico 01/31/2010 New York 05/15/2002
North Carolina 01/31/2010 North Dakota 01/31/2010
Ohio 05/15/2002 Oklahoma 01/31/2010
Oregon 03/28/2010 Pennsylvania 01/31/2010
Rhode Island 01/31/2010 South Carolina 01/31/2010
South Dakota 05/16/2010 Tennessee 01/31/2010
Texas 12/03/2003 U.S. Virgin Islands 10/04/2010
Vermont 01/31/2010 Virginia 08/31/1996
Washington 09/04/2002 Washington, D.C. 01/31/2010
West Virginia 01/31/2010 Wisconsin 01/31/2010
Wyoming 08/24/2014    

Note: Mega Millions was formerly known as The Big Game. A number of states provided this early version prior to a number of game tweaks including a name change on May 17, 2002.

Facts & Rules

Game Rules

  1. Players pick six numbers from two pools - five from 1 to 70 and one from 1 to 25.
  2. Each Mega Millions play costs $2 (plus optional Megaplier for $1).
  3. Each play slip allows you to play up to five sets of numbers.
  4. The Quick Pick tool will select a random set of game numbers for you.
  5. Each play line is a separate entry into the next scheduled draw.
  6. It is possible to play the same numbers across multiple draws.
  7. The number of advanced draws varies according to location.

Game Facts

  1. The cut-off time for purchasing Mega Millions tickets varies by state.
  2. Winnings are subject to federal and state taxes and the amount varies by location.
  3. Winners of the jackpot can choose to receive their prize as a lump-sum cash option or an annuity amount.
  4. Drawings are held twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM Eastern Time.
  5. If no one wins the jackpot, the prize money rolls over to the next drawing.
  6. The Megaplier option is not available in California.
  7. It was originally called the Big Game the renamed in 2002.
For more information visit the official Mega Millions page.

Mega Millions History

  • 1996 (August 31): The Big Game is launched in Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and Virginia.
  • 1998 (February): A second draw is introduced on a Tuesday.
  • 1999: Cash option is added, the format is changed to 5 from 50 and 1 from 36 plus New Jersey joins the group.
  • 2002 (May 17): The Big Game is renamed "Mega Millions" to reflect the larger jackpots and growing number of states.
  • 2002: New York, Ohio, and Washington join and the format changed to 5 from 52 and 1 from 52.
  • 2003: Texas begin sales and introduce the Megaplier.
  • 2005: California joins and the format changes to 5 from 56 and 1 from 46.
  • 2005 (June 24): Announces the largest jackpot in its history with a $294 million prize won by a single ticket.
  • 2005 - 2010: Arizona, Colorado, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota and the Virgin Islands join.
  • 2011: Louisiana joins and all statea adopt the Megaplier (apart from California).
  • 2013 (October 22): Higher ticket prices, larger starting jackpots and a 15-second Megaplier drawing are introduced.
  • 2013: Florida joins and the format changes to 5 from 75 and 1 from 15.
  • 2014: Tickets can be bought in Wyoming.
  • 2017: Starting jackpot set at $40 million and format changed to 5 from 70 and 1 from 25.
  • 2018 (January 5): $1.586 billion is won by three tickets sold in California, Florida, and Tennessee.
  • 2017 (October 28): Mega Millions and Powerball start offering cross-sell tickets.
  • 2020 (April 3): Increases the number pool for the main numbers and the Mega Ball.
  • 2021 (September): The minimum jackpot increases from $40 million to $50 million.

Frequently Asked Questions