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Mega Millions

    Mega Improved Mega Millions!

    Twice a week, every Tuesday and Friday night, Mega Millions gives you a chance to play for Jackpots starting at $40 million and growing until someone wins. Try the Just the Jackpot wager to play for only the jackpot!

    Here's How To Play Mega Millions


    Mega Millions betslip

    1. 1Purchase a Mega Millions ticket at any New Jersey Lottery Retailer.
    2. 2Multi Draw (optional): To play the same numbers for up to eight consecutive drawings, mark the number of drawings you want, if more than one. Applies to both Mega Millions and Just the Jackpot plays.
    3. 3Select how you want to be paid if you win – either Annuity or Cash (the value of the advertised estimated jackpot in a lump sum). Applies to both Mega Millions and Just the Jackpot plays.
    4. 4Each Mega Millions play costs $2.00.
    5. 5Select five numbers between 1-70 and one Mega Ball number between 1-25.
    6. 6If you'd rather have the Lottery computer randomly select your numbers for you, ask your Retailer for a "Quick Pick." Or if you're using a play slip, mark the Quick Pick (QP) circle.
    7. 7Megaplier (optional): Mark Yes to add Megaplier for an extra $1 per play to multiply your non-jackpot prize.
    8. 8Just the Jackpot (optional wager): Each Just the Jackpot ticket gives you two Quick Pick plays that can only win the jackpot for just $3.00. Mark the number of tickets you want to purchase.
    9. 9Give your play slip to your retailer. All sales are final.

    Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at approximately 11:00pm.

    Frequently Asked Questions at Megamillions.com

    For more information, see the Mega Millions Game Rules

    As with all Lottery tickets, care should be taken not to damage the ticket's barcode. An unreadable barcode could delay payout of a winning ticket if it cannot be scanned.

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    Just the Jackpot


    Just the Jackpot is an optional wager for Mega Millions.

    Each Just the Jackpot purchase:

    • Can win only the jackpot
    • Has two Quick Pick plays
    • Costs $3.00

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    Odds & Prizes

    Match Prize Odds (per $2 play)
    Jackpot** 1 : 302,575,350
    $1,000,000 1 : 12,607,306
    $10,000 1 : 931,001
    $500 1 : 38,792
    $200 1 : 14,547
    $10 1 : 606
    $10 1 : 693
    $4 1 : 89
    $2 1 : 37

    Odds of winning jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350. Overall odds of winning are approximately 1 : 24.

    *Subject to published rules of MEGA MILLIONS and the New Jersey Lottery, the fixed prize amounts indicated here may be pari-mutuel.

    **The JACKPOT prize will be divided equally among multiple winners. The prize is paid in 30 annual installments unless Cash Option is selected.

    NOTE: Any set prizes and Megaplier® prizes, including Match 5+0 prize, may be reduced if claims exceed available prize fund.

    Megaplier®

    Match Prize 2X 3X 4X 5X
    Jackpot** Jackpot** Jackpot** Jackpot** Jackpot**
    $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000
    $10,000 $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000
    $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500
    $200 $400 $600 $800 $1,000
    $10 $20 $30 $40 $50
    $10 $20 $30 $40 $50
    $4 $8 $12 $16 $20
    $2 $4 $6 $8 $10

    NOTE: Any set prizes and Megaplier® prizes, including Match 5+0 prize, may be reduced if claims exceed available prize fund.