Mega Millions stands as one of the most iconic and enticing lottery games in the United States, drawing in millions of players with its colossal jackpots and thrilling gameplay. Whether you’re a seasoned player or a newcomer to the world of lotteries, here’s everything you need to know about Mega Millions.

Mega Million’s History

Originally called the Big Game in 1996, the first drawing took place on September 6, 1996, with only 6 states included. The name change happened in May 2002 as more states joined, and prize amounts were increased. Fast-forward to the present, Mega Millions is now available in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 

How To Play

Select five numbers from a pool ranging from 1 to 70 for the white balls and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25. This combination creates a unique ticket. You can either manually choose your numbers or opt for a quick pick, where the system generates a random selection. It’s as easy as can be, and playing online with TuLotero makes it even easier! Try it here

Ticket Price

Each Mega Millions ticket costs $2. There is an option to add the Mega Millions Megaplier feature for an additional $1. This would bring your total ticket price to $3. The Megaplier will multiply your non-jackpot prizes by up to five times. Keep in mind that this special feature is not available in all participating jurisdictions. 

Draw Schedule 

Mega Millions drawings are held twice a week, Tuesday and Friday evenings, with the specific time varying by location. The drawings are held at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Time Zone Time of Drawing
Eastern Time 11:00 p.m.
Central Time 10:00 p.m.
Mountain Time 9:00 p.m.
Pacific Time 8:00 p.m.

The Best Part… Prizes!

There are 9 ways to win in a Mega Millions draw. Below you can find the winning combinations, their prize amounts and probabilities.

Number/ Ball Combination Prize Amount Odds Of Winning
5 white balls + gold Mega Ball Jackpot 1 in 302,575,350
5 white balls $1,000,000 1 in 12,607,306
4 white balls + gold Mega Ball $10,000 1 in 931,001
4 white balls $500 1 in 38,792
3 white balls + gold Mega Ball $200 1 in 14,547
3 white balls $10 1 in 606
2 white balls + gold Mega Ball $10 1 in 693
1 white ball + gold Mega Ball $4 1 in 89
The gold Mega Ball $2 1 in 37

The odds of winning anything at all as a participant is about 1 in 24. Whether it’s a $4 or $1 million payday, people continue to play Mega Millions due to its low $2 ticket cost and possibility of winning that ultra-high jackpot.

Play Online With TuLotero

You could be a Mega Millions winner! Are the odds in your favor? Test your luck with TuLotero. An innovative app that does everything for you and keeps your tickets safe. No more waiting in lines, traffic, or running the risk of losing your tickets. Good luck! 


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