How to Play Mega Millions Online

Playing Mega Millions is very easy. All you have to do is pick 5 main numbers out of 70 & an additional one called Mega Ball out of 25. You can buy 5, 7, 10, 15, 20 and even 25 lines, if you want to benefit from more chances of winning. If you want to boost your odds of winning even further, opt for a systematic form or join an online syndicate. On your individual tickets, you can use the Megaplier multiplier that can boost the value of your prizes up to 5 times. For instance, if you win the 2nd prize with Mega Millions, you scoop $1 million, but your cash amount can be of up to $5 million if you played with Megaplier!

Pick a Play Format that Best Suits Your Style!

theLotter offers you the chance to play your favourite lottery in many different ways. You can enter your numbers for one draw only, for a pre-determined number of draws (Multi-Draw – available for 5, 10, 25 or 52 draws) or for each and every draw (Subscription), until you decide to unsubscribe. When you purchase a Multi-Draw, you benefit from discounts of up to 25%. Each subscription comes with the 10th ticket free. So, besides making sure that you have your ticket and stand a chance in the following US Mega Millions draws, when making plans ahead, you also cut costs.


Standard – Standard tickets are yours and yours only. You are the sole owner of the ticket and of any potential wins. You can play with 5, 7, 10, 15, 20 and even 25 lines at once.

systematic form allows you to boost your odds of winning a prize exponentially. Instead of entering a draw with 5 numbers, you have the choice to try your luck with 6-11 numbers. This means that theLotter’s local agents will purchase for you the lines covering all possible combinations of your numbers.

Syndicates allow you to improve your odds by playing with a group. There are different types of US Mega Millions syndicates, but not all of them are available at all times. Syndicate tickets are already purchased, and you can select the number of shares from those still available.

Bundles offer you the best of both worlds. You get to play your favourite lottery with an individual ticket and together with a group at the same time. There are different types of bundle offers available, depending on the number of shares included in the package.

Mega Millions Megaplier

The Megaplier is another great feature US Mega Millions lottery offers. This is a multiplier ranging from 2 to 5. It does not influence your odds of winning, but it does boost the value of your wins. If you choose to play with Megaplier, you will have to pay an additional cost, but in case you win, your prizes get x2, x3, x4 or x5 bigger, depending on the value of the multiplier for the respective draw. Imagine that you won $1 million – the US Mega Millions second prize, and played with Megaplier. If the Megaplier of the draw was 5, you don’t scoop $1 million, but $5 million.

If you want to add Megaplier on your US Mega Millions ticket purchased on theLotter, just make sure you checked the Multiplier box at the bottom of the play form.

Can I Play Mega Millions Online from South Africa?

Yes! theLotter‘s services are available from wherever you are. Not only can you choose from draws taking place in over 20 countries, you can also continue playing irrespective of your location. Now you are no longer restricted to the South African lotteries. You can expand your horizons and keep buying your tickets even if you switch countries or travel abroad.

How Can I Be Sure My Ticket Was Purchased?

One of the best things about playing lotto online on theLotter is that you get a scanned copy of your ticket uploaded to your on-site account before the draw has taken place. This is the proof of purchase, showing you that your ticket with the exact numbers you have chosen online has been secured for you. The tickets are then stored in a safe location, and in case you hit it big, you will get the ticket in your hands to claim your prize.