To play in the US Mega Millions lottery, you must choose five main numbers from a range of 1 to 70 as well as one Mega Ball from a range of 1 to 25. In order to win the jackpot, you need to match all five main numbers of the draw as well as the Mega Ball.
Mega Millions Jackpots
Former holder of the world record for biggest jackpot, Mega Millions has in its portfolio some of the largest prizes distributed in the history of the lottery.
10 Biggest Mega Millions Jackpots of All Time
|Rank||Date||Amount||# of winners||Lucky Numbers|
|1||March 30, 2012||$656 million||3||2-4-23-38-46-Mega Ball 23|
|2||December 17, 2013||$648 million||2||8-14-17-20-39-Mega Ball 7|
|3||July 8, 2016||$536 million||1||8-19-20-55-73-Mega Ball 5|
|4||January 5th, 2018||$450 million||1||28-30-39-59-70-Mega Ball 10|
|5||March 18, 2014||$414 million||2||11-19-24-33-51-Mega Ball 7|
|6||August 11, 2017||$393 million||1||23-33-53-56-58-Mega Ball 6|
|7||March 6, 2007||$390 million||2||16-22-29-39-42-Mega Ball 20|
|8||January 4, 2011||$380 million||2||4-8-15-25-47-Mega Ball 42|
|9||August 28, 2009||$336 million||2||1-17-31-37-54-Mega Ball 31|
|10||August 31, 2007||$330 million||4||8-18-22-40-44-Mega Ball 11|
Mega Millions Second Prize
Did you know that, with Mega Millions, you can become millionaire even if you don’t match all the winning numbers? With the 5 main numbers on your ticket, and no Mega Ball, you can still scoop $1 million… Actually, up to $5 million, if you played with the Megaplier.
Mega Millions Secondary Prizes
The US Mega Millions lottery has a total of 9 prize categories. Besides the jackpot and the second prize, which can turn you into millionaires, you have the chance of winning other smaller prizes, which will still make your life sweeter.
|Prize Category||Match||Winning Odds|