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

What are the 6 luckiest numbers for Mega Millions? ›

As for the Mega Ball, only six numbers have been drawn more than 100 times: 1, 3, 9, 10, 15, and 7.

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.

Did anyone win Mega Millions tonight? ›

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 you win if you match 1 number on Mega Millions? ›

If you choose one correct number plus the Mega Ball you'll bring home $4. The odds more than double to a 1 in 89 chance.

Has anyone ever won Mega Millions with Quick Pick? ›

11. $536 Million (Indiana) On July 8, 2016, an Indiana couple won this mega jackpot after buying 5 Quick Pick tickets on a road trip. The winning family was able to remain anonymous by accepting their prize through a law firm in the state.

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 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
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What if you get the Mega Ball only? ›

Matching only the Mega Ball means a $2 win.

How to win megamillion? ›

To play, pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers: either five different numbers from 1-70 for the white numbers, and one number from 1-25 for the gold Mega Ball. You win the Mega Millions jackpot by matching your numbers to all six numbers pulled in the drawing.

What state has the most lottery winners? ›

New York state is home to the most Mega Millions jackpot winners, with 42 winning tickets sold in the Empire State. California follows with 36 winning tickets sold in-state. The more populated states correlate to selling more Mega Millions jackpot-winning tickets.

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 is megaplier in Mega Millions winning numbers? ›

Plays are $2 per game. For an additional $1 per play, the Megaplier, if activated, multiplies nonjackpot prizes. Multipliers are 2, 3, 4, and 5 (a second-prize Megaplier play can win $5 million cash).

Is it worth playing the megaplier? ›

Is the Megaplier worth it? The Megaplier doesn't change or improve your odds of winning a Mega Millions prize and can't guarantee that you'll win a prize. But if you do win a non-jackpot prize, Mega Millions Megaplier will significantly boost your total prize amount!

What does megaplier 3X mean? ›

Most states offer a Megaplier feature to increase non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times; it costs an additional $1 per play. Before each Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday and Friday nights, the Megaplier is drawn. From a pool of 15 balls, five are marked with 2X, six with 3X, three with 4X and one with 5X.

Is it better to do random numbers in Mega Millions? ›

With odds that slim, Glickman said it's best to focus on picking numbers that are completely random. That will help ensure you're not making the same picks as someone else — and that you won't have to split the prize money with anyone, should you win.

What are the most successful Mega Millions numbers? ›

Most common main numbers
  • 10: Drawn 63 times.
  • 3: Drawn 62 times.
  • 17: Drawn 60 times.
  • 46: Drawn 59 times.
  • 14: Drawn 59 times.
  • 31: Drawn 58 times.
  • 64: Drawn 58 times.
  • 8: Drawn 57 times.
Mar 20, 2024

What are the 6 most common winning lottery numbers? ›

The most frequently drawn winning numbers from the main barrel are 17, 7, 11, 2, 3 and 9, while the least frequently drawn are 33, 15, 34, 31, 26 and 1. The most frequently drawn Powerball numbers are 19 and 2, while the least frequently drawn Powerball numbers are 14 and 16.

What are the top 5 luckiest numbers? ›

Luckiest lottery numbers in America
  • According to their data, 28 was chosen most often at an average of 201.4 times.
  • Sixteen is close behind at an average of 200.6 times.
  • Third is 39 at 199 times.
  • It narrowly beat 32 at 198.8 times.
  • The fifth hottest number was 15 at 198 times.
Apr 15, 2024

How to pick your own Mega Millions numbers? ›

To play, pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers: either five different numbers from 1-70 for the white numbers, and one number from 1-25 for the gold Mega Ball. You win the Mega Millions jackpot by matching your numbers to all six numbers pulled in the drawing.

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