Mega Millions - Play and Check 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.

Following the April 8, 2020 drawing, guaranteed starting jackpot amounts and minimum jackpot increases will be eliminated, and future jackpot increases will be determined and announced by the Product Group prior to each drawing.In April 2020, Mega Millions announced changes to the starting jackpot amount. More information here.

When are the Mega Millions drawings?

Mega Millions drawings take place every week on Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Local TV stations air the drawings; check your local listings. You can also see the results of each drawing on our website. If you're not near a TV, mobile device or computer, 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 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.

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 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!

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's our official rulesfor Mega Millions!

Mega Millions - Play and Check Winning Numbers (2024)

FAQs

Did anyone win the 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 is Mega Millions' next drawing? ›

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

How to check mega millions ticket in Texas? ›

CHECK YOUR NUMBERS!
  1. Use the Check Your Numbers feature via our website.
  2. Check the "Winning Numbers & Jackpots" screen on the Texas Lottery App.
  3. Scan your ticket using Check-a-Ticket machine at any licensed Texas Lottery Retailer.
  4. Call 800-375-6886, listen for the results option.

How much is Mega Millions, NC? ›

Each Mega Millions play is $2 (add Megaplier for $1).

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

How much do you get for 2 numbers on Mega Millions? Two numbers will not win you anything in Mega Millions, unless one of the numbers is the Mega Ball.

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

If you match just the Mega Ball (and don't match any of the five regular numbers), you win a $2 prize and break even on the $2 cost of your Mega Millions ticket. However, If you match one white ball but not the Mega Ball, there is no prize.

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 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 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 know if you won anything on Mega Millions? ›

Enter in your tickets.

The home page of the app will give you the option to enter in the numbers of your Mega Millions tickets to see if they match the winning numbers.

What app can I see if I won Mega Millions? ›

The California Lottery Mobile App is a “must have” for any Lottery fan! Scan any ticket to see if you are a winner and how much you won. Scan your eligible ticket codes to enter weekly 2nd Chance draws for over $200,000 in cash prizes.

Can Mega Millions be played online? ›

If you are in Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or the District of Columbia, you may buy Mega Millions® tickets online by registering with the lotteries in those jurisdictions.

How do I claim $2 on Mega Millions? ›

To claim, download the Claim Form (PDF) or pick one up at any Lottery retail location or District Office. Fill out and sign the claim form, and don't forget to sign your winning ticket, too!

How do you win $10,000 on Mega Millions? ›

$1 million prize: One in 12,607,306 (matching all five white balls) $10,000 prize: One in 931,001 (matching four white balls and the Mega Ball) $500 prize: One in 38,792 (matching four white balls) $200 prize: One in 14,547 (matching three white balls and the Mega Ball)

How does Mega Millions pay out? ›

If you win a Mega Millions® jackpot, you will choose how to be paid: Cash Option or Annual Payout. Prize claim parameters vary from state to state. Contact your Mega Millions lottery for detailed information. Annuity option: The Mega Millions annuity is paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments.

What wins on a mega million? ›

You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing. Until further notice, the starting jackpot will vary based on sales and will be announced before each drawing.

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.

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