The Mega Millions jackpot starts at $40 million, and increases every time it is not won. The minimum Mega Millions jackpot increases to $20 million whenever the jackpot reaches $150 million. Players can win cash prizes ranging from $500 to the jackpot by matching one, two or more of the five white balls and the one yellow Mega Ball drawn.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302,575,350. The overall chances of winning any prize are 1 in 24.
These are the estimated payouts based on the advertised jackpot amount:
• Match 5 white balls + Mega Ball = Jackpot
• Match 5 white balls = Starting at $1 million
• Match 4 white balls + Mega Ball = Starting at $10,000
• Match 4 white balls = Starting at $500
• Match 3 white balls + Mega Ball = Starting at $200
• Match 3 white balls = Starting at $10
• Match 2 white balls + Mega Ball = Starting at $10
• Match 1 white ball + Mega Ball = Starting at $4
• Match Mega Ball Only = Starting at $2
You may also purchase a Megaplier option for an extra fee and increase any non-jackpot prizes won by up to five times their original amount.
How many numbers do you need to win anything on Mega?
In order to win anything on Mega, you will need to match at least three of the numbers that are drawn. Depending on the game and the prize, you may need to match four, five, or even all six numbers that are drawn.
For most Mega games, to win a non-jackpot prize, you will need to match three or four of the numbers that are drawn. If you match five of the numbers drawn, you can win the second-tier prize, which is typically worth more than matching three or four of the numbers.
The top prize, or the jackpot, is won when you match all six of the numbers that are drawn.
How much is 3 numbers in Mega Millions?
In Mega Millions, players are asked to select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25. Three numbers in Mega Millions would refer to any combination of three of the first five numbers selected, with the remaining two numbers and the Mega Ball number still to be chosen.
Therefore, it is not possible to answer the question of how much 3 numbers in Mega Millions are worth as the outcome of the drawing and the corresponding winnings will depend on the additional selections made.
What does Mega Millions pay for 2 numbers?
Mega Millions pays out different amounts depending on the numbers you match on your ticket, which includes the “Mega Ball” number. If you match two numbers on a single ticket, you will win the minimum $2 prize.
This $2 prize is non-multiplied unless you purchased the Megaplier option, in which case it will be multiplied up to five times the base value. As with any Mega Millions ticket, you must match all the numbers correctly to win the grand prize.
Do you win anything with 3 numbers?
It depends on what kind of numbers you are talking about. If you are referring to lottery numbers, then it is possible to win something with three numbers. Every lottery has its own rules, but some lotteries offer prize tiers that allow players to win with just three numbers.
Other types of numbers, such as phone numbers, are not associated with any type of prize so it would not be possible to win anything with those types of numbers.
What do you win if you get the Mega Ball?
If you get the Mega Ball during a Mega Millions drawing, you can win the Mega Millions Jackpot. The Mega Ball is drawn from a separate pool of 25 numbers from 1-25, so the odds of matching the Mega Ball are significantly lower than the odds of matching all 5 regular numbers.
The jackpot is determined by sales and starts at a minimum of $40 million. You can win the full jackpot if you match all 5 regular numbers and the Mega Ball. If multiple people match all 6 numbers, the total jackpot is split equally among winners.
Even matching just the Mega Ball alone can win you a prize worth up to $2 million. The winning numbers and prize amounts are determined by the Mega Millions lottery each time the drawing is held.