Jackpot & prizes Mega Millions

Mega Millions jackpots start at $20 million, but the excitement doesn’t end there. Each rollover leads to an increase in the jackpot size, often reaching hundreds of millions or even surpassing the billion-dollar mark. The largest Mega Millions jackpot to date soared to $1.537 billion in October 2018, a testament to the game’s potential to change lives.

Megamillions Prize Tiers and Odds

Mega Millions features nine prize tiers, each with its odds of winning:

•   Match 5 (white balls) + Mega Ball: Jackpot; 1 in 302,575,350 odds
•   Match 5 (white balls): $1 million; 1 in 12,607,306 odds
•   Match 4 (white balls) + Mega Ball: $10,000; 1 in 931,001 odds
•   And so on, down to the lowest prize tier of matching just the Mega Ball, with odds of 1 in 37.

The inclusion of the Megaplier option, for an additional $1 per ticket, can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times, making even a smaller win more significant.

Mega Millions prizes except jackpot

The Multiplier option still exists and is an option for every prize excepting the jackpot. The profits down below are based on a wager of $1 dollar:

• Corresponding with 5 + 0: $ 250,000 / $ 1 million
• Corresponding with 4+ MB: $ 10,000 / $ 5,000
• Corresponding with 4 + 0: $ 150 / $ 500
• Corresponding with 3 + MB: $ 150 / $ 50
• Corresponding with 3 + 0: $ 7 / $ 5
• Corresponding with 2+ MB: $ 10 / $ 5
• Corresponding with 1 + MB: $ 3 / $ 2
• Corresponding with + MB: $ 2 / $ 1

Chances of winning jackpot

The chances of winning a prize are 1 to 14701. The chance of winning the jackpot is 1 to 258.9 million. The chances of winning are listed down below:

– 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball ( 5 + 1 ): 1 258 890 850 in
• 5 numbers and not the Mega Ball (5 + 0): 1 in 18,492,204
• 4 + 1: 1 in 739.688
• 4 + 0: 1 in 52.835
• 3 + 1: 1 in 10,720
• 3 + 0: 1 in 766
• 2 + 1: 1 in 473
• 1 + 1: 1 in 56

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