If you have recently played Mega Millions, you may be wondering how to determine if you have won a prize. The lottery draws are held twice a week at 11 p.m. ET. The jackpot amount varies by drawing, but it’s estimated at $20 million. To increase your chances of winning, you can purchase the MEGAPLIER add-on for $1. The MEGAPLIER add-on multiplies your cash prizes. This new system is effective October 28, 2017.
You must first check the Mega Millions winning numbers. Once you have these numbers, you must show the Mega Millions playslip to the retailer so that they can process your ticket. If you’re lucky enough to win the prize, you’ll want to redeem your ticket as soon as possible. If you’re lucky enough to be selected, you’ll be notified by phone and/or email. If you’re not a winner, you can still redeem your winning ticket.
Mega Millions is available in 45 states plus the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia. Mega Millions has the most jackpot winners in New York. Some states offer a just-the-jackpot option. If you don’t live in one of those states, you can play Mega Millions in Texas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, and South Dakota. The Mega Millions website lists details about the game and its prizes.
The Mega Millions rules are simple to follow. Once you’ve matched five numbers with your Mega Millions winning numbers, you can proceed to check your winnings. The DC Lottery website offers a random number generator to help you choose your numbers. All Mega Millions tickets bear a 20-digit 2nd Chance Prize Code. There’s also a special prize for those who match all five numbers! The odds of winning are high, so be sure to check your numbers carefully.
The odds of matching three or five Mega ball winning numbers are 1 in thirty-two million, twelve-six hundred thousand, and nine-thousand thirty-one, respectively. The odds of winning a prize level depend on how many winning tickets you have bought. If you have more than one winning ticket, you can buy a Megaplier to increase your chances of winning even more. Just make sure to check your tickets to see if there’s a Megaplier multiplier available before you buy a ticket.
If you have won a Mega Millions jackpot, you have 180 days to claim your prize. Mega Millions tickets cannot be canceled once purchased. You must choose a payment method within 180 days of the drawing. If you win a prize, you have 180 days to claim your prizes. You can buy tickets for up to ten drawings. You can also use the Mega Millions app to check your winning numbers. You must choose 5 numbers from one to seventy, and an additional number from one to twenty-five.