Latest Numbers from the Mega Millions Lottery

Mega Millions Prizes

There are nine prize tiers, ranging from matching just the Mega Ball right up to matching the five main numbers and the Mega Ball to win the jackpot. Players must choose five main numbers from 1 to 75 and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 15 to enter the drawings, which are held every Tuesday and Friday at 23.00 EST. All prizes apart from the jackpot have a fixed value; the only exception is in California, where non-jackpot Mega Millions prizes are pari-mutuel.

The minimum Mega Millions jackpot is $15 million. Whenever the jackpot rolls over, the top prize will increase by at least $5 million for the next drawing.

The largest prize ever won on Mega Millions was $656 million, which was shared by three ticket holders in March 2012. The second largest Mega Millions prize was worth $648 million, and was split between two ticket holders in December 2013.

Mega Millions Prizes and Odds of Winning

In this table, you can view the odds of winning and prizes available for each tier. The overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 15:

Match Odds Prize
5 Numbers + Mega Ball 1 in 258,890,850 Jackpot
5 Numbers 1 in 18,492,204 $1 Million
4 Numbers + Mega Ball 1 in 739,688 $5,000
4 Numbers 1 in 52,835 $500
3 Numbers + Mega Ball 1 in 10,720 $50
3 Numbers 1 in 766 $5
2 Numbers + Mega Ball 1 in 473 $5
1 Number + Mega Ball 1 in 56 $2
Mega Ball Only 1 in 21 $1

Megaplier Prizes

In all participating states except California, a supplementary game called Megaplier is offered for an additional $1 per line, boosting the value of any non-jackpot prizes won. The Megaplier offers players the chance to win up to $5 million, without winning the jackpot. This chart shows the various Megaplier prizes as well as the odds of a certain Megaplier number being drawn:

Match Base Prize 2x (1 in 7.5) 3x (1 in 3.75) 4x (1 in 5) 5x (1 in 2.5)
5 Numbers $1 million $2 million $3 million $4 million $5 million
4 Numbers + Mega Ball $5,000 $10,00 $15,00 $20,00 $25,00
4 Numbers $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500
3 Numbers + Mega Ball $50 $100 $150 $200 $250
3 Numbers $5 $10 $15 $20 $25
2 Numbers + Mega Ball $5 $10 $15 $20 $25
1 Number + Mega Ball $2 $4 $6 $8 $10
Mega Ball Only $1 $2 $3 $4 $5