How to play Mega Millions Jackpot
Mega Millions plays cost $2 per play. A prize can be won in nine different ways overall.
Pick one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25 and five numbers from 1 to 70 to play. You can instruct the terminal to select numbers at random for you by selecting Easy Pick or Quick Pick. By matching every one of the drawing’s six winning numbers, you win the jackpot.
What is the Megaplier?
Most states have the Megaplier option, which increases non-jackpot winnings by 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Each additional play costs $1. The Megaplier is drawn prior to each regular Mega Millions drawing. Five balls have the marking “2X,” three have “4X,” and one has “5X” out of a total of 15.
The largest Mega Millions jackpot ever
Tuesday’s Mega Millions will match the fourth-largest jackpot in lottery history with a payout of $1.05 billion. The other record-holders are listed here:
In October 2018, one winning ticket in South Carolina brought home $1.537 billion.
In Maine in January 2023, a single winning ticket brought in $1.348 billion.
In Illinois in July 2022, a single winning ticket brought in $1.337 billion.
One winning ticket in Michigan in January 2021 brought in $1.05 billion.
1 August 2023: $1.05 billion (estimated).