Mega Millions is played in the USA and stands out as one of the biggest lotteries in the world, offering jackpots that regularly run into hundreds of millions of dollars. Find the winning numbers and learn how you can play for top prizes twice a week.
Mega Millions Results
See the latest Mega Millions results below after every draw. Take a look at the winning numbers and select ‘Show Mega Millions Winners’ for a breakdown of all the prizes won in each division. For more results, please visit Lottery.net.
|Prize Division||Prize Amount||Winners||Total Prize Fund|
|Match 5 plus Mega Ball||$325,000,000.00||Rollover 0||$0.00|
|Match 4 plus Mega Ball||$10,000.00||22||$220,000.00|
|Match 3 plus Mega Ball||$200.00||1,357||$271,400.00|
|Match 2 plus Mega Ball||$10.00||26,847||$268,470.00|
|Match 1 plus Mega Ball||$4.00||192,678||$770,712.00|
|Match 0 plus Mega Ball||$2.00||442,786||$885,572.00|
|Match 5 (with Megaplier)||$2,000,000.00||0||$0.00|
|Match 4 plus Mega Ball (with Megaplier)||$20,000.00||10||$200,000.00|
|Match 4 (with Megaplier)||$1,000.00||181||$181,000.00|
|Match 3 plus Mega Ball (with Megaplier)||$400.00||336||$134,400.00|
|Match 3 (with Megaplier)||$20.00||8,685||$173,700.00|
|Match 2 plus Mega Ball (with Megaplier)||$20.00||6,338||$126,760.00|
|Match 1 plus Mega Ball (with Megaplier)||$8.00||43,757||$350,056.00|
|Match 0 plus Mega Ball (with Megaplier)||$4.00||100,155||$400,620.00|
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How to Play
Mega Millions is played on Tuesdays and Fridays at 23:00 Eastern Time in the USA – see the FAQs on this page for the draw time in South Africa.
To play, you must pick five main numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number from a separate set between 1 and 25. The game costs $2 per line. To win prizes, you need to match the numbers you pick to the winning numbers.
Playing from South Africa
You don’t have to live in the USA to play Mega Millions. You can also play the game online from around the world, including in South Africa, by following these steps:
- Select Mega Millions from the Buy Tickets page.
- Pick your numbers. You can either choose your own or go for a Quick Pick.
- Play as many boards as you like.
- Choose whether you want to enter a single draw or multiple draws.
- Select ‘Add To Cart’ and confirm your purchase.
- Pay for your entries.
The first time you play online you will have to set up an account, where your entries are kept secure until the draw has taken place. Your numbers are also checked automatically to help you find out if you are a winner.
The Megaplier is an optional extra which costs $1 per line and gives you the chance to increase prizes by up to five times their original value. The Megaplier is drawn just before the main game and will be one of the following: 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x. Whichever multiplier is selected will be applied to any prizes you win, apart from the jackpot. Some Megapliers are more likely to be drawn than others. The table below shows the odds of each one appearing:
|5x||1 in 15|
|4x||1 in 5|
|3x||1 in 2.5|
|2x||1 in 3|
The Megaplier is not available in California, due to the state’s rules about how lottery prizes must be calculated, and it may not be an option for online players playing from outside the USA.
Just the Jackpot
Just the Jackpot is a type of special offer that gives you two lines at a reduced cost of $3. However, you are only eligible for the jackpot so you must match all the numbers to win and you cannot claim any other prizes. Just the Jackpot can only be played in a few states and, like the Megaplier, may not be available to international players entering online.
Prizes and Odds of Winning
You must match all five main numbers and the Mega Ball to win the jackpot, which starts at $40 million (approximately R560 million) and rolls over when it is not won. However, there are also eight other ways to win in every draw, so you can win something for matching fewer numbers.
The table below shows all the different prizes, the odds of winning, and what they’re worth with each Megaplier multipler:
|Prize Division||Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Prize||With 2x Megaplier||With 3x Megaplier||With 4x Megaplier||With 5x Megaplier|
|1||5 + Mega Ball||1 in 302,575,350||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot|
|2||5||1 in 12,607,306||$1 million||$2 million||$3 million||$4 million||$5 million|
|3||4 + Mega Ball||1 in 931,001||$10,000||$20,000||$30,000||$40,000||$50,000|
|4||4||1 in 38,792||$500||$1,000||$1,500||$2,000||$2,500|
|5||3 + Mega Ball||1 in 14,547||$200||$400||$600||$800||$1,000|
|6||3||1 in 606||$10||$20||$30||$40||$50|
|7||2 + Mega Ball||1 in 693||$10||$20||$30||$40||$50|
|8||1 + Mega Ball||1 in 89||$4||$8||$12||$16||$20|
|9||0 + Mega Ball||1 in 37||$2||$4||$6||$8||$10|
Check out the answers to some more questions about Mega Millions below. You can also find more information about playing lotteries in South Africa on the FAQs page.
Mega Millions draws are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the USA at 23:00 Eastern Time. The table below shows the time the draws are held throughout the year according to South Africa local time, taking into account that much of the USA observes Daylight Saving Time and South Africa does not:
|Start Date||End Date||Draw Time In USA||Draw Time In South Africa|
|Second Sunday in March||First Sunday in November||23:00 EDT||05:00 SAST|
|First Sunday in November||Second Sunday in March||23:00 EST||06:00 SAST|
When Mega Millions launched with its first draw on 6 September 1996, it was known as The Big Game. It was later rebranded in 2002 and the Mega Ball came in to replace the previous ‘Big Money Ball’.
No, the jackpot rolls over every time it is not won and there is no cap in place so it can keep on climbing.
A player from South Carolina won $1.53 billion (approximately R21.6 billion) on 23 October 2018, setting a new record for Mega Millions and landing the biggest lottery prize ever paid out to a single ticket.
Yes, you can win all the same prizes as someone who buys a ticket in the USA by using third-party lottery betting and concierge services. You will receive the money whether you win the jackpot or a smaller prize. Go to the FAQs page for more information about how it works.
The Megaplier is only available to play if you buy a ticket in some states in the USA. If you cannot see this option when entering Mega Millions online, it is not possible to add it to your entry.