Want to win the Mega Millions $1.6 billion jackpot? First, you need to know how to play. Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery game. Each play costs $2. According to the Mega Millions website, jackpots start at $40 million. To play Mega Millions, you choose six numbers: The first five are different numbers from one to 70 and the sixth is one number from one to 25. There are two ways to play Mega Millions: You can choose your own numbers by filling out a card or play "Quick Pick," where numbers are randomly generated for you. There are nine ways to win in the game. Beyond the jackpot, you can win between $2 and $1 million for matching different amounts of numbers. Overall, players have a one in 24 chance of winning. Odds of winning the jackpot are one in 302,575,350 Players can add a "Megaplier" to their play for $1. According to the Oregon Lottery website, "If you win a cash prize on Mega Millions ($2-$1,000,000) and have added Megaplier (cost of $1), your cash prize will be … [Read more...] about How do you play Mega Millions?
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Sarah Brookbank Cincinnati Enquirer Published 9:01 AM EDT Oct 19, 2018 On Saturday morning, someone could wake up a millionaire several times over thanks to the Mega Millions drawing. As of Friday morning, the jackpot was at $970 million, a record high for Mega Millions. Cash option pays $548 million. The drawing will be at 11 p.m. Friday at studios in Atlanta. The numbers will be broadcast on local news (and posted on Cincinnati.com) or you can also check the Mega Millions website. Here's everything you need to know about buying a ticket and getting the chance to be a millionaire: More: Mega Millions 2018: What are the odds of winning the $970 million jackpot More: Mega Millions jackpot hits record high $970 million How much does it cost? Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play. Megaplier cost an extra $1 but the payoff could be huge. Megaplier lets players increase non-jackpot prize winnings by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times. So if you win the … [Read more...] about Mega Millions Friday: Where to buy tickets, what is costs, how to pick numbers
U.S. While Friday the 13th is traditionally believed to be a day of misfortune, a drawing for the $340 million Mega Millions jackpot could turn it into the luckiest day of someone’s life. The jackpot climbed to $340 million after there was no winner for Tuesday’s drawing, which was worth $309 million. The winning numbers were 01, 17, 28, 56, and 70 with the gold mega ball number being 14. Although no one won the big prize, two tickets worth $1 million each were sold in Illinois and New York, according to Michigan Live. In order to be eligible for the hundreds of millions of dollars awaiting a home, lottery hopefuls have to purchase a Mega Millions ticket in one of the 44 participating states, Washington, D.C., or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Nevada, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi and Alabama do not participate in the Mega Millions lottery, according to the website. Each ticket costs $2, and players pick six numbers from two separate pools of eligible numbers. The … [Read more...] about Friday the 13th’s Mega Millions Jackpot Is $340 Million: How to Play the Lottery
Last Updated Jan 6, 2018 11:04 AM EST One lucky Mega Millions ticket holder in Florida has won a $450 million jackpot after matching all six numbers in the prize. Choosing the cash option would bring home $281 million. The Florida Lottery announced that one winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven in Port Richey, Florida. "The retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus commission for selling the jackpot-winning ticket," the Florida Lottery said in a news release early Saturday.The winning numbers drawn Friday just after 11 p.m. ET were: 28, 30, 39, 59, 70 and Gold Mega Ball 10. It is the fourth-largest jackpot in the 15 year history of Mega Millions and the 10th largest prize in any U.S lottery.The identity of the winner was not immediately available, although the winner cannot remain anonymous under Florida law. The winner's name, city of residence and details on the winnings can be made public, while the winner's home address and telephone numbers are to be kept … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Mega Millions announces single winner for $450M jackpot
Last Updated Mar 31, 2011 1:24 PM EDT Who won the $319 million mega-millions jackpot? The identities of seven state workers who won the massive mega-millions jackpot will be revealed Thursday in a ceremony that's sure to draw both envy and new players to the multi-state lottery. Amidst the fanfare, lottery officials will be certain to mention that this jackpot isn't even close to a record. The record-setting jackpot of $390 million was won in 2007 and split between two unrelated winners -- one in Georgia and one in New Jersey. The second-biggest jackpot wasn't much less -- $380 million -- won last January. Two winners also split the lottery's third-biggest payout -- a $336 million check won in August of 2009. This $319 million is merely the fifth-largest jackpot in history. Lottery officials will happily lure anyone interested to their "Winners Gallery," where you can see the names and smiling faces of dozens of overnight millionaires. Lest the mental picture of becoming the next … [Read more...] about Mega Millions: How to Win a Jackpot