Mega Millions Info & Past Winning Numbers (2024)

How to play Mega Millions?

Is your dream to win the lottery? If so, you have many different options - and Mega Millions is one of them!

What is Mega Millions?

Mega Millions is a drawing that occurs twice each week and gives players the opportunity to win a jackpot or other cash prizes. Each ticket costs $2. Every Mega Millions jackpot grows until the jackpot is won. Any Mega Millions jackpot can be won by a single individual or by multiple people.

When are the Mega Millions drawings?

Mega Millions drawings take place every week on Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. You can see the results of each drawing on our website or take your ticket to any Lottery retailer — they can scan it and tell you if you've got a winner. The Lottery stops selling Mega Millions tickets at 10:45 p.m. on draw nights, so get your tickets early! Mega Millions tickets and online plays cannot be canceled, and all sales are final.

Create an account to play now!

You can open a Virginia Lottery account to play Mega Millions online, so you’ll never miss a chance to win big!

Set up a MyGameRoom account and have some fun today! Even if you don’t win, you’re still helping students in Virginia because 100 percent of the Virginia Lottery’s profits have been used to support K-12 public education since 1999.

Game play

Click for a closer view of the playslip.

  • Choose your own numbers on a playslip.Pick five different numbers from 1 through 70; then select one Mega Ball number from 1 through 25.
  • You can also play Easy Pick and let the computer choose your numbers.
  • Use a combination of these play methods - pick some of your favorite numbers and let the computer fill in the rest.
  • Each ticket costs $2.
  • Mega Millions draws are held Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 p.m.
  • All prizes, except the jackpot, are fixed dollar amounts. The jackpot total is dependent on the amount of money in the draw's prize pool.

Bigger game with Megaplier

Step up your game with Megaplier, a great add-on feature that multiplies a non-jackpot prize by 2, 3, 4 or 5! Megaplier can increase your winnings up to $5,000,000! Add Megaplier to any Mega Millions ticket for $1 per play. The Megaplier number is randomly drawn before each Mega Millions draw show - so it won't appear on your ticket when you buy it.

Play options

It's always great to have options, so mark the Optional Plays box on your playslip for any of the following:

  • Want to play the same numbers for more than one draw on a single ticket? A Multi-Draw ticket lets you play up to 26 consecutive draws on one ticket. Please keep in mind that the ticket price increases for each draw you add.
  • Thinking ahead to a special date? You can buy one ticket for a future draw date. It's called a Future draw. Mark the Optional Plays box on your playslip, and let the clerk know which future draw date you have in mind.
  • Love those numbers so much you want them on more than one ticket? You can Repeat your play and have the same numbers printed on more than one ticket up to 20 times.
  • Tell your clerk which option you want when you present your playslip. Keep in mind that playing in more than one draw increases the ticket price by the number of draws you choose.
  • Just the Jackpot: You can get two Easy Pick plays that each give you the chance to win only the jackpot prize. The two plays together cost $3, which saves you $1. Look at and fill out the bottom of the playslip to play for Just the Jackpot. Available at retail stores only.

Two chances to win per week

Mega Millions draws are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you play Mega Millions:

  • We stop selling Mega Millions tickets at 10:45 p.m. on draw nights - so get your tickets early!
  • Virginia's Mega Millions tickets and online plays cannot be canceled and all sales are final! We recommend using a playslip to ensure that your numbers are correct.
  • When using optional plays, make sure you tell your clerk which option(s) you prefer – Multi- Draw, Future or Repeat.
  • Any winning tickets bought in Virginia must be redeemed in Virginia.

Watch the draws

You can watch Mega Millions Draws live every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. by clicking the Winning Numbers tab at the top of the page. You can even watch them later. Draws stay on our site!

Never miss a draw

Play the easy way! Purchase multiple draws at a time to stay in the game, and select the Auto-Renewal option to make sure you never miss a draw. Forget about waiting in lines or even checking your tickets – if you win, we'll contact you! Simply click here to get started!We currently are limiting the number of consecutive drawings that can be purchased online.

Get game information from Alexa!

If you download theVirginia Lottery Alexa Skill, you can ask Alexa for information about this game including recent winning numbers and more.

Legal stuff

Immediately following the drawing on April 3, 2020, the next new starting jackpot and the rate at which the jackpot increases will be established based on game sales and interest rates, with no fixed minimum amount. Subsequent jackpot amounts will be determined and announced prior to each drawing.

Need more info? Here are our official rulesfor Mega Millions! Mega Millions amendment.

Mega Millions Info & Past Winning Numbers (2024)

FAQs

Did anybody win the Mega Millions last night? ›

There was no jackpot winner in California for this draw. But there are 71,790 winning tickets! Get your ticket for the next draw. To see draw results for participating Mega Millions lotteries outside California, search Mega Millions results.

What do I get if I have 2 numbers on Mega Millions? ›

If you match two white balls only, there is no prize. You can win a Mega Millions payout with one of nine different number combinations, and the prizes range from $2 to the jackpot.

What is the next drawing for Mega Millions? ›

Mega Millions drawings are held two times a week, every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET.

What does megaplier mean? ›

Most states offer the Megaplier feature, a multiplier which increases non-jackpot prizes by two, three, four and five times. It costs an additional $1 per play. Before each regular Mega Millions drawing, the Megaplier is drawn. From a pool of 15 balls, five are marked with "2X," three with "4X" and one with "5X."

How much do you win if you get the Mega Ball? ›

Megaplier numbers: How much do you win?
MatchRegular Prize5X
3 numbers$10$50
2 numbers + Mega Ball$10$50
1 numbers + Mega Ball$4$20
Mega Ball only$2$10
4 more rows
Jan 17, 2024

How many numbers to win Mega Millions? ›

Mega Millions® tickets cost $2.00 per play. Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers - five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball) - or select Easy Pick/Quick Pick. You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.

What happens if you get 5 numbers on Mega Millions? ›

Five numbers - $1 million.

What if I got 3 numbers on Mega Millions? ›

MEGA MILLIONS WITH MEGAPLIER
For only $2: Mega Millions®For an extra $1: Mega Millions® with Megaplier®
MatchWin3x
4 numbers$500$1,500
3 numbers plus the Mega ball +$200$600
3 numbers$10$30
6 more rows

What happens if you match the Mega Ball? ›

Matching three numbers plus the Mega Ball means a $200 win and matching three numbers without the Mega Ball means a $10 win. A player who matches two balls and the Mega Ball wins $10; matching one ball and the Mega Ball wins $4. Matching only the Mega Ball means a $2 win.

Did anyone win Mega Millions 7 2 24? ›

While there were no jackpot winners from Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing, there were Match 5 winners in California and Texas.

How much is the Powerball drawing? ›

A single Powerball ticket costs $2. Pay an additional $1 to add the Power Play for a chance to multiply all Powerball winnings except for the jackpot. Players can also add the Double Play for one more $1 to have a second chance at winning $10 million.

How long until the Mega Millions drawing? ›

When is next Mega Millions drawing? Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m.

Is it worth playing the megaplier? ›

Is the Megaplier worth it? The Megaplier doesn't change your odds of winning Mega Millions, so it's important to keep in mind that it won't guarantee you any prizes. However, if you do win a non-jackpot prize, the Megaplier can significantly upgrade that prize.

What are the 5 most common Mega Millions numbers? ›

USA Mega, which tracks Mega Millions statistics, says the most common Mega Millions numbers are 10, 3, 17, 14 and 46 for the first five numbers.

What is the difference between a 2 dollar and 3 dollar Powerball ticket? ›

The Power Play option — which costs an extra $1.00, turning a $2 ticket into a $3 ticket — does the following: has no effect on the Jackpot/Grand Prize, always doubles the payout of the second-most-lucrative prize, and.

What do two numbers on Powerball get you? ›

If you match two of the main numbers and the Powerball, you'll win $7. The same is true if you match three of the main numbers. Matching three main numbers and the Powerball or four main numbers, that's a $100 payout.

What is the cut-off time for Mega Millions in Texas? ›

For most daily draws, like the Texas Two Step or Lotto Texas, you can purchase tickets up until 10:02 pm Central Time. However, for big national games such as Powerball and Mega Millions, the cut-off time is at 9:00 pm and 9:45 pm respectively on the day of the draw.

What is the Powerball jackpot? ›

The jackpot is won by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball. Jackpot winners may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump-sum payment. Both advertised prize options are prior to federal and jurisdictional taxes.

How do you win Mega Millions? ›

Mega Millions® drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 pm ET. Five white balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; one gold Mega Ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25. You win if the numbers on one row of your ticket match the numbers of the balls drawn on that date.

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