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

In order to win a prize in Mega Millions, you will need to correctly match five numbers from a pool of 1 to 70, plus an additional Mega Ball number from a separate pool of 1 to 25. You must have all six numbers correct to win the jackpot prize.

Matching at least the five white balls will win you a secondary prize. The overall odds of winning any prize in the game are 1 in 24.

## How much do I win if I get 2 numbers on Mega Millions?

The amount you win if you get 2 numbers on Mega Millions depends on the Megaplier number that is drawn. The Megaplier is an optional feature that you may select for an additional 1\$ per play. The Megaplier number can be 2, 3, 4 or 5.

If you select the Megaplier and match 2 of the 5 white balls, you will be awarded a cash prize depending on the Megaplier number that is drawn. If the Megaplier number is 2, you will win 2\$; if it is 3, you will win 3\$; if it is 4, you will win 4\$; and if it is 5, you will win 5\$.

If you do not select the Megaplier, then you will not be eligible to win any cash prize if you match 2 of the 5 white balls.

## How many numbers do you have to match on Mega Millions to win?

In order to win the Mega Millions jackpot, you must match all six numbers that are called during the drawing. These numbers include five white balls, numbered from 1 to 70, and one Gold Mega Ball, numbered from 1 to 25.

If you match all five white balls and the Gold Mega Ball, you will win the jackpot. If you only match the five white balls, you will win \$1 million. Prior to October 2017, 5+1 was the required winning combination to win the Mega Millions jackpot and not matching all of the numbers would result in smaller prizes.

There are also other lower prize levels available if you match different combinations of the drawn numbers. Matching three of the five white balls, or two of the numbers plus the Gold Mega Ball will result in smaller prizes ranging from \$7 to \$250,000.

The prizes vary depending on the number of players who match that same combination.

## What does 4 numbers on Mega Millions win?

Winning four numbers on the popular, multi-state lottery game Mega Millions will net you a non-jackpot prize. To win the advertised prize, all your numbers must match the corresponding numbers drawn, regardless of the order they are drawn in.

Depending on the amount you wager and the amount of numbers you match, your prize amount can vary significantly.

Four numbers will typically net you a few hundred dollars, however, the more numbers that are matched, the bigger the prize. You do not have to match the Mega Ball number to win the advertised prize if you get the first five numbers correct.

All of the various different prize amounts are printed in the Mega Millions rule book, so check the rules before playing the game.

In the event that you match all four numbers, along with the Mega Ball, your Mega Millions jackpot winnings will be subject to applicable federal and state taxes. If you live in a jurisdiction where Mega Millions is available, you can easily look up what you may owe in taxes.

In conclusion, winning four numbers on the Mega Millions will net you a non-jackpot prize and the prize amount can range from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands. You will need to refer to the rule book for the exact prize values.

Additionally, all of your winnings, including the jackpot, may be subject to applicable taxes.

## What if you get the Mega Ball only?

If you get the Mega Ball only, you will not win the jackpot prize but could still be eligible for certain cash prizes depending on the game being played. In some lottery games, if you match the Mega Ball alone you may be eligible to win a smaller prize.

For example, in Mega Millions, if you only get the Mega Ball, you can win a prize of \$2. Some games only require matching the Mega Ball to win the second prize (also referred to as the Match 5 prize).

The amount of the second prize varies by game. Additionally, in Mega Millions & Powerball, if you add the Megaplier feature to your ticket and match just the Mega Ball, you may be eligible to win up to \$5 million.

## Do you win anything with 3 numbers?

It depends on what game or lottery you are playing. Generally speaking, most lottery games require at least three matching numbers to win a prize. In some cases, three matching numbers can win a minor prize, such as a free ticket or a small cash reward.

In other games, such as multi-state lotteries like Powerball, you may need more than three numbers to win the grand prize. In addition to lotteries, some games like bingo or Keno may award prizes for matching three numbers.

Depending on the rules of the game, these prizes may be small or large.

## What are the prizes for Mega Millions?

The top prize for the Mega Millions lottery is the jackpot prize, which starts at \$40 million and increases with each drawing that does not have a jackpot winner. The jackpot prize can reach hundreds of millions of dollars, depending on how long it has been since the last time the jackpot was won.

The second prize for the Mega Millions Lottery is a cash option, which is a guaranteed cash payment that is a lesser amount than the advertised jackpot prize. The cash option amount is based on the total amount won by all winners in the specific drawing.

In addition, there are eight other prize levels for Mega Millions, ranging from \$2 for matching just the Mega Ball number to \$1 million for matching the five white ball numbers. All prizes below the jackpot level are a fixed amount.

## How much is a Mega Ball only?

The cost of a Mega Ball only is \$3. In order to play the game, a player must purchase a minimum of 1 Mega Millions play slip. Each slip is \$2 and allows the player to select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25.

Each \$2 Mega Millions play includes one Mega Ball play. If the player chooses the Megaplier option, an additional \$1 per play is added. The Megaplier option multiplies all non-jackpot prizes by the Megaplier number drawn (2, 3, 4 or 5).

## What do you get for 2 numbers on the lottery?

When playing the lottery with two numbers, you can win a range of prizes depending on how many numbers you match. If you match two numbers, you could win up to \$100 depending on the lottery that you are playing.

It is possible to get a larger prize if you are playing featured lotteries, such as the Powerball, which could result in a prize of up to \$1 million when two numbers are matched.