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Mega Millions is an exciting jackpot game with jackpots starting at $40 million! Other jackpot prizes range from $2 to $1,000,000! Add Megaplier for an opportunity to multiply prizes of $1 to $1,000,000 by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times! Each Mega Millions wager costs $2.00 and Megaplier costs an additional $1 for each $2 bet.

Drawing Dates & Times

Drawings are on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 p.m. You can purchase tickets until 10:45 p.m. For winning numbers scroll down to check your numbers or call the Lot-Line 202-678-3333.

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Mega Millions

  • Check Your Numbers
  • How to Play
  • Rules
  • Prizes & Odds
  • Pick Your Numbers

Check Your Numbers

Are you holding a winning ticket? Here’s an easy way to find out

Enter 5 White Ball Numbers (01-70) and 1 Mega Ball Number (01-25)

How to Play

Pick up a Mega Millions bet slip from your retailer. Fill out the bet slip and hand it to your retailer to receive a ticket. Check your tickets carefully. Mega Millions tickets cannot be canceled.

You must purchase your Mega Millions ticket by 10:45 p.m. on the day of the drawing.

Choose Your Numbers

Select five numbers from 1 to 70, and one Mega Ball from 1 to 25. Or select the “Quick Pick” option, and the computer will randomly pick your numbers.

Players win by matching one of the nine Ways to win. The jackpot (won by matching all five white balls in any order and the Mega Ball) is either an annuitized prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments or a lump sum payment. Each ticket costs $2. If the winner chooses the annuity, the annual payment will be increased each year by the percentage set out in the Mega Millions game rules.

Check Results to See if You’ve Won!

Check to see if you are a winner by using the above “Check My Numbers” search tool or view past winning numbers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the Mega Millions game changing?

Responding to players’ requests for larger, faster growing jackpots—effective October 28, 2017—Mega Millions jackpots will start at $40 million, more than double the former starting jackpot of $15 million.

How much does it cost to play the new Mega Millions game?

Effective October 28, 2017, Mega Millions will cost $2 for a single play ticket. With “Just the Jackpot” wagers, players receive two plays for $3.

What are the odds of winning a prize?

Based on a single play, the overall odds of winning a Mega Millions prize are 1 in 24. The game enrichment offers substantially improved odds to win a $1 million prize. The lowest prize level for matching just the Mega Ball has been increased from $1 to $2.

Where can I play Mega Millions?

Tickets for DC Mega Millions can be purchased at any DC Lottery retailer location. Nationally, Mega Millions can be played in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

When are Mega Millions drawings?

Mega Millions drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. Players have until 10:45 p.m. to purchase their DC Lottery Mega Millions tickets.

Does the enhanced Mega Millions game have any new features?

Yes! Effective October 28, 2017, players will be able to play a new type of wager—”Just the Jackpot.” The player receives two plays for $3. This exciting new wager allows players to play specifically for the jackpot and the jackpot alone.

Where can I cash my Mega Millions ticket?

Depending on the prize amount, you can cash your DC Lottery Mega Millions ticket at a DC Lottery retailer or the DC Lottery’s Prize Center located at 2235 Shannon Place, SE. Winning tickets must be redeemed in the jurisdiction purchased.

Where can I find the winning numbers?

Mega Millions winning numbers posted are posted on dclottery.com. Winning numbers can also be found at megamillions.com. Players can also find winning numbers on our social media platforms, the DC Lottery app, as well as the option of having winning numbers texted directly to you.

What are the payment options?

Jackpot winners can decide how they want to receive their prize.

Cash Option: You can select to receive your Mega Millions jackpot prize in one payment. The cash option pays approximately one half of the jackpot share (minus withholding tax).

Annuity Option: You can select to receive your Mega Millions jackpot in 26 annual payments when the prize is claimed or within sixty days of entitlement to the prize.

Rules

The ticket, not the bet slip, shall be the only valid proof of the selections made and the only valid instrument for claiming a prize.

Players must be 18 years or older to purchase tickets.

By purchasing a ticket, you agree to be bound by all rules and regulations of the DC Lottery. By purchasing a ticket and submitting a prize claim, each potential winner grants the DC Lottery the right to use the winner’s name, city, county, state of residence, prize amount and photograph or likeness to publicize his or her winnings. The potential winner also grants the DC Lottery the right to advertise and promote games or goodwill for the DC Lottery in any print, broadcast, electronic, Internet or other form of media whatsoever, without further consideration.

Prizes must be claimed within 180 days from the date of the drawing.

All prizes for Mega Millions must be claimed in the state where the ticket was purchased.

Complete Mega Millions game rules may be obtained from the DC Lottery upon request.

No solo la jugada que caiga el billete, será la única prueba válida de las selecciones hechas y el único instrumento válido para reclamar un premio.

Los jugadores también deben tener 18 años o más para comprar estos billetes.

Comprando un billete, usted esta de acuerdo en sujetarse a todas las reglas y regulaciones de la. Lotería de D.C. Comprando un billete y presentando un reclamo de premio, cada ganador potencial otorga a la Lotería de D.C. el derecho de utilizar el nombre del ganador, la ciudad, el condado, el estado de residencia, cantidad de premio, fotografía o algo similar para hacer públicas sus ganancias, y anunciar y promover juegos o de beneficencia para la Lotería de D.C. en cualquier producción, medios de comunicación, electrónico, Internet, u otra forma de todo cualquier medio sin consideración adicional.

Los premios deben ser reclamados dentro de los 180 días a partir de la fecha del sorteo.

Todos los premios de Mega Millions® debe ser reclamada en el estado donde se haya comprado el billete.

Mega Millions is an exciting jackpot game with jackpots starting at $40 million! Other jackpot prizes range from $2 to $1,000,000! Add Megaplier for an opportunity to multiply prizes of $1 to $1,000,000 by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times! Each Mega Millions wager costs $2.00 and Megaplier costs an additional $1 for each $2 bet.

How to Play

For just $2, you could win the multi-state, multi-million-dollar MEGA MILLIONS ® jackpot, which starts at $20 million. Match all 5 white balls and the Mega Ball to win the jackpot! Match just the 5 white balls and win $1,000,000; if your ticket includes the Megaplier ® you win up to $5 million! Players can add Megaplier for $1 more per play to increase their non-jackpot winnings by up to five times!

Pick up a MEGA MILLIONS playslip at an authorized Florida Lottery retailer. Each playslip contains five panels (A-E). To play, in each panel:

  1. Select five numbers from 1 through 70 in the upper play area, or mark the QP (Quick Pick) box and let the terminal randomly pick some or all of your numbers.
  2. Select your Mega Ball number from 1 through 25 in the lower play area, or mark the QP (Quick Pick) box for the terminal to randomly select your Mega Ball number.
  3. To win two to five times more on your non-jackpot prizes, select the Megaplier box. Megaplier costs $1 more per play. Please Note: The Megaplier box applies to all panels and Quick Picks played on the playslip.
  4. To play the same numbers for more than one draw, simply tell the retailer how many advance draws you wish to play or select the number of draws in the Advance Play section of your playslip.
  5. Review your selections carefully. MEGA MILLIONS tickets cannot be canceled.
  6. Give your completed playslip and payment to the retailer ($2 per play for MEGA MILLIONS, or $3 per play for MEGA MILLIONS with Megaplier). You will receive a ticket printed with your numbers, drawing date(s), and total cost of the ticket. MEGA MILLIONS with Megaplier tickets will display “MEGAPLIER YES.”
  7. Check the official drawing results to see if you’re a winner! Drawing results are available on this website; on the Florida Lottery’s official Twitter page; at authorized Florida Lottery retailers; and at (850) 921-PLAY (7529).

Drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights at 11:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Tickets may be purchased until 10:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on the night of the drawing. Tickets purchased after that time will be for the next drawing.

Megaplier ®

Megaplier is a special feature that allows players to win two to five times their non-jackpot prizes, for just $1 more per play! A player must choose the Megaplier option on his/her MEGA MILLIONS playslip or tell the retailer that he/she wishes to purchase Megaplier. The Megaplier number, selected right before the MEGA MILLIONS draw, will determine the multiplier for that draw. See chart below for all Megaplier prize payouts.

*$20 million starting jackpots

Each Tuesday and Friday night MEGA MILLIONS ® drawings are conducted, in which five out of 70 numbers (white balls) and a Mega Ball number between 1 and 25 (gold ball) will be drawn at random. There are nine ways to win MEGA MILLIONS prizes by matching the winning numbers drawn in the official drawing for the date played. Match all five numbers plus the Mega Ball to win the jackpot or match any of the non-jackpot-winning combinations to win other great cash prizes!

All MEGA MILLIONS prizes are set payouts, except the jackpot. The jackpot prize will be shared among all jackpot winning plays in all MEGA MILLIONS states. The jackpot will be paid in 30 graduated annual payments or a one-time cash payment of a reduced amount. If there is no jackpot winner, the money in the jackpot pool rolls over to the next MEGA MILLIONS drawing.

All MEGA MILLIONS prizes must be claimed in the state where the ticket was purchased. MEGA MILLIONS prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the winning drawing date. Federal income taxes will be withheld from MEGA MILLIONS prizes as required by the Internal Revenue Code at the time payments are made. Any additional federal, state and/or local taxes shall be the responsibility of the winner. Prizes of up to $1 million may be claimed at a Florida Lottery district office. Prizes of more than $1 million must be claimed at Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. Read more about claiming Lottery prizes.

If you claim a prize on a winning Advance Play ticket before all of the draws on the ticket have occurred, you will be issued a continuation ticket for the remaining draws with the same play numbers as the original ticket.

All prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the applicable drawing date. All MEGA MILLIONS prizes must be claimed in the state where the ticket was purchased.

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How to Play For just $2, you could win the multi-state, multi-million-dollar MEGA MILLIONS ® jackpot, which starts at $20 million. Match all 5 white balls and the Mega Ball to win the jackpot!