Jackpot Alert Where to Play
Jackpot Alert Where to Play

HOW TO PLAY MEGA MILLIONS

What is Mega Millions?

Mega Millions is a draw game where the goal is to match your numbers, with the winning numbers selected in the drawing to win cash prizes. There are nine ways to win!

Ticket Price: $2

Drawings: Tuesday and Friday

 

What is Megaplier?

Megaplier multiplies your winnings*** by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times. Mark the Megaplier box or ask the cashier for the Megaplier option when you purchase your ticket. The Megaplier number is randomly selected just before each drawing.

Additional Cost: $1 per game

 

How to Purchase Tickets and Play

How to Purchase a Ticket

Find an Arizona Lottery retailer. Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per game and are available for purchase at the counter of Arizona Lottery Retailers and at Arizona Lottery vending machines. Tickets cannot be purchased online.

How to Choose Your Numbers

There are three ways to choose your numbers:

To let the computer select the numbers for you, choose a Quick Pick on the vending machine or tell the cashier you want a Quick Pick at the time of your purchase.

To choose your own numbers, fill out a selection slip or tell the cashier which six numbers you would like to select:

  • Five white numbers (1 – 70)
  • One Mega Ball number (1 – 25)

You can also choose your own numbers for just the white numbers or just the Mega Ball number, and use Quick Pick for the other number(s).

How to Check the Winning Numbers**

You can find the winning numbers online, or you can check your tickets by using a ticket scanner at an Arizona Lottery retailer or by calling the Winning Numbers Hotline:

  • Phoenix: 480.829.7425
  • Tucson: 520.325.9141
  • All Other Areas: 800.499.3798

About Winning

How to Claim Your Winnings

$1 - $599 Prizes

All Arizona Lottery retailers will redeem prizes up to $100, and may redeem prizes up to $599. Find a Location

$600+ Prizes

Redeem your prize by completing a Winner’s Claim Form, then mailing it or bringing it to the Phoenix or Tucson Arizona Lottery office. See our Winner’s Brochure to learn more.

Jackpot Payment Options

If you win the jackpot, you have 60 days to choose a payment option:

  • 30-year annuity
  • Lump-sum cash payment - which will be approximately half the amount of the announced jackpot

If you do not select cash or annuity within the 60 days, your prize will be paid as an annuity.

 

Mega Millions FAQs

What are the odds of winning Mega Millions?

The overall odds of winning a cash prize are approximately 1 in 24.

When are Mega Millions drawings held?

Drawings are held Tuesday and Friday evenings.

How often can I play my numbers?

You can play your numbers for up to 10 consecutive drawing dates on the same ticket. Just tell the cashier at the time of your purchase or mark the Multi Draw box on your selection slip.

How long do I have to claim a prize?

For draw game tickets, 180 days from the date of the draw. Once a ticket has expired, it cannot be redeemed even if it is a winner.

What happens if multiple people win the jackpot?

The players will share the jackpot in equal amounts.

 

*Sales stop on draw nights at 6:59 p.m. Arizona time from the second Sunday in March through the first Saturday in November and at 7:59 p.m. Arizona time from the first Sunday in November through the second Saturday in March.

**The Arizona State Lottery official audited records of the numbers that were drawn will determine the winner rather than the numbers televised or published on the web. Drawing prizes must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing.

***Megaplier does not apply to the jackpot.

All sales are final. Drawing game tickets cannot be voided.