How to Play Mega Millions®

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How to Play Mega Millions®

Mega Millions Jackpots start at $40 million dollars and go up at a minimum 5 million dollars from there every time it rolls over. It is an exciting, multi-state, multimillion-dollar-jackpot game. It is available in 46 localities in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For a complete list of states that offer Mega Millions visit

All the Mega Millions lottery members contribute a percentage of the ticket sales to a shared jackpot. so with so many players, the jackpot can grow to astronomical levels and into the hundreds of millions of dollars. The largest Mega Millions jackpot to date was a whopping $1.537 billion on October 23, 2018, won by an anonymous player in South Carolina

Top Mega Millions Winning Numbers

These are the top 10 drawn numbers since the Mega Millions was changed to a 70 number drawing on 10/28/2017.

In order of frequency

62 – 01 – 10 – 28 – 14 – 04 – 11 – 31 – 34 – 42

Least Drawn Mega Millions® Numbers

These are the top 10 least drawn numbers since the Mega Millions was changed to a 70 number drawing on 10/28/2017.

10 Least Drawn Mega Millions Numbers in order of least frequency

35 – 36 – 51 – 45 – 19 – 09 – 55 – 52 – 50 – 27

Playing Mega Millions®

Mega Millions offers you the opportunity to win very big for only $2 per play. So how to play Mega Millions?
The objective is to match all 5 white balls plus the Mega Ball. To play Mega Millions you must first pick up a playslip at an authorized Lottery retailer. Each playslip contains five panels, allowing you to play up to five plays for each panel.

Begin by selecting five numbers from 1 thru 70 or you could simply select a quick pick and let the computer randomly pick all your numbers. If you choose your own numbers then you must select a Mega Millions number from a field of 1 thru 25. If you match all 5 white balls and the Mega Millions you win the jackpot! Don’t despair if you do not win the jackpot, as there are more ways to win.

If you match only the 5 white balls you win $1 million dollars! Players can also add Megaplier® for an additional $1 and can win $2 million for matching the five white balls or you can multiply the non-jackpot prizes by 2x, 3x, 4x, or 5x.Make sure to review your selections carefully as Mega Millions tickets cannot be canceled.

Drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights at 11:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Tickets may be purchased until 10:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on the night of the drawing. Tickets purchased after that time will be for the next drawing.

Please remember: All prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the applicable drawing date. All prizes must be claimed in the state where the winning ticket was sold.