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 30th, 2012||$656 million||3||2-4-23-38-46-Mega Ball 23|
|2||December 17th, 2013||$648 million||2||8-14-17-20-39-Mega Ball 7|
|3||July 8th, 2016||$536 million||1||8-19-20-55-73-Mega Ball 5|
|4||March 30th, 2018||$533 million||1||11-28-31-46-59-Mega Ball 1|
|5||January 5th, 2018||$450 million||1||28-30-39-59-70-Mega Ball 10|
|6||March 18th, 2014||$414 million||2||11-19-24-33-51-Mega Ball 7|
|7||August 11th, 2017||$393 million||1||23-33-53-56-58-Mega Ball 6|
|8||March 6th, 2007||$390 million||2||16-22-29-39-42-Mega Ball 20|
|9||January 4th, 2011||$380 million||2||4-8-15-25-47-Mega Ball 42|
|10||August 28th, 2009||$336 million||2||1-17-31-37-54-Mega Ball 31|
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|