Mega Millions Prize Structure and Probability
Megaplier Prize Structure and Probability
*In some cases, fixed prizes may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis and will be lower than these published prize levels. Refer to the Mega Millions Official Game Rules for a detailed explanation.
** The Lottery will announce the estimated Jackpot annuity prize value and cash prize value for every Mega Millions drawing. The Jackpot prize will be divided equally among multiple winners. When a prize is claimed, Jackpot winners will have the option to receive your Jackpot prize in a single “cash” payment or in annuity payments. A Jackpot prize will be paid as an annuity in 26 annual consecutive installments unless the winner selects the “cash” payment method within 60 days of the ticket validation date, even though you have 182 days after the drawing to claim your prize. Variations in the announced Jackpot prize amount may occur. When there is no Jackpot winner, all of the Jackpot prize money is rolled over and added to the Jackpot for the next Mega Millions drawing. Following a drawing with a Jackpot winner, the Jackpot will start at $12,000,000. Mega Millions proceeds benefit the Maryland Stadium Authority up to the dollar amount allocated by the Legislature.
Increase your winnings for an extra $1 per play when you mark the Megaplier option on your playslip. Megaplier numbers are used to multiply prize amounts for the prize tiers normally paying $2 to $10,000 won on the Mega Millions game immediately following the Megaplier drawing. Megaplier numbers are 2, 3 and 4. For example, if the Megaplier number drawn is 3, and you win $10 on Mega Millions, you multiply your winnings by 3 for a total winning amount of $30!
^ The Megaplier multiplier number does not apply to the Jackpot prize or to the 5 White Balls (2nd tier, $250,000) prize. As a special bonus, if you play the Megaplier and you win the 2nd tier $250,000 prize, then your Mega Millions winning prize amount will automatically be $1,000,000!