MegaMillions how to play

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MegaMillions how to play


Mega Millions jackpots start at $12 million. There are 9 ways to win and if you Megaply, you could win $1 million without even hitting the jackpot.

Ask the store clerk for a QP ticket or fill out a play slip. Each play slip has five boards. Each board costs $1. Each board contains two sets of numbers: one set from 1 through 56 and the second set from 1 through 46.
To play a board, pick five numbers from the set of 56 numbers, then pick one number (the Megaball®) from the set of 46 numbers. Place a heavy vertical mark through the numbers you wish to play. Do not use red ink and do not erase. If you make an error, mark the VOID box, and then make selections on another board.
Check the appropriate box for up to 15 multi-draws on a single ticket.
You may select Quick Pick (QP) and have the computer randomly pick the numbers for you. Either mark the QP option on the play slip for up to five boards and your desired multi-draw option or ask the store clerk for a QP ticket for up to 10 boards and your desired multi-draw option.

To multiply any prize won up to four times* (except the jackpot), mark the Megaplier™ box or tell the clerk you want the Megaplier™ option. This will double the total cost of your wager on all boards played.
Tickets cannot be cancelled after issued. You are responsible for the selection of your numbers and options, not the retailer nor the Lottery.
*The jackpot prize is not included in the Megaplier™ multiplier option.

Did you win?
To access the winning numbers and find out if you're a Mega Millions winner:

Watch your local 10 p.m. television newscast.
Read your newspaper the day after the drawing.
Check your ticket at a Kansas Lottery retailer location.
Visit the Winning Numbers section of this web site (
Call the Kansas Lottery's hotline at 1-800-544-9467.
To receive winning numbers via email, sign up for the Kansas Lottery Players Club.
You have until 8:59 p.m. on draw days to purchase your Mega Millions tickets.

Drawings are held at 10:00 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday

You can choose how to collect your Mega Millions jackpot.

The jackpot is either an annuity prize or cash payment.

Annuity option: Provides 26 annual payments. For every $1,000,000 in the jackpot, you will receive approximately $38,500 per year before taxes.

Cash option: A one-time, lump-sum payment that is equal to all the cash in the Mega Millions jackpot prize pool.

You have 60 days from the date of claiming a jackpot prize to choose your option.

Kansas Lottery tickets cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 18. Please play responsibly.