# How do i play mega millions

## How do you play Mega Millions step by step?

Mega Millions® tickets cost $2.00 per play. Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball) – or select Easy Pick/Quick Pick. You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.

## How much do you win with 2 numbers on Mega Millions?

Prizes

Prize Tier | Odds of Winning | Prize Amount |
---|---|---|

Match 2 + Mega Ball | 1 in 693 | $10 |

Match 1 + Mega Ball | 1 in 89 | $4 |

Match 0 + Mega Ball | 1 in 37 | $2 |

Overall odds of winning a Mega Millions prize are 1 in 24 |

## How many numbers do you need to win something in Mega Millions?

six numbers

To win the jackpot, all

**six numbers**on your ticket must match the winning numbers. There are a total of nine ways to win a prize in Mega Millions.## How much do you win if you get 1 number on Mega Millions?

1 number plus the Mega Ball –

**$4**If you choose one correct number plus the Mega Ball you’ll bring home $4. The odds more than double to a 1 in 89 chance.

## What if you get the Mega Ball only?

What happens if you match the Mega Ball only? If you match only the Mega Ball (and don’t match any of the 5 regular numbers), you

**win a $2 prize and break even on the $2**cost of your Mega Millions ticket.## What happens if you get 3 numbers on Mega Millions?

3 numbers

**plus the Mega Ball: $200 (multiplied by the Megaplier value, if you purchased that option)**. 3 numbers without the Mega Ball: $10 (multiplied by the Megaplier value, if you purchased that option). 2 numbers plus the Mega Ball: $10 (multiplied by the Megaplier value, if you purchased that option).## What time do they draw Mega Millions?

11:00 p.m.

Mega Millions drawings are held at

**11:00 p.m.**on Tuesdays and Fridays and the jackpot is up to $432 million. Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, Powerball winning numbers are announced at 11 p.m. and the jackpot is up to $472 million. Saturday’s winning numbers were: 5, 36, 39, 45, 57 and Powerball 11.## Does one number win anything in Powerball?

If your Powerball matches the one that is drawn you will get your $2 ticket purchase back and a couple bucks more, for a total of $4. The odds of your

**ticket matching only the Powerball is 1 in 38**.