If you get two numbers on Powerball, you will win a prize. Depending on how many total numbers you match, you will either win the Power Play multiplier amount or the minimum guaranteed payout amount, which is always $4.
If you match two numbers, you will win the minimum guaranteed payout amount of $4. If you also match the Power Play multiplier, your two-number prize will be multiplied by the multiplier drawn, which can range from 2 times to 5 times your winnings.
For example, if you have the Power Play option and match two numbers, your winnings would be multiplied by whichever Power Play multiplier is drawn and you would be eligible to receive a minimum of $8 and a maximum of $20.
Did anyone win the Mega Million tonight?
No, unfortunately no one won the Mega Millions tonight (April 12, 2020). The winning numbers were 5, 16, 22, 39, 43, and Mega Ball 15, with no one able to match all six of these numbers. However, tickets purchased in California did win the “just the Megaplier” option, which can multiply a non-jackpot prize by up to five times.
In total, there were over 1. 7 million winning tickets sold for tonight’s drawing, with a total of over $9 million in prizes won. The jackpot for Friday’s drawing has increased to an estimated $502 million, with the cash option set at an estimated $367.
What is the Megaplier on Powerball?
The Megaplier is an add-on feature available when playing the Powerball lottery. When you purchase a Powerball ticket with the Megaplier option added on, your non-jackpot prize amounts will be multiplied by the Megaplier number drawn in the Powerball drawing.
The Megaplier number can range from two to five and increases the non-jackpot prizes by that multiple. For example, if the Megaplier draw is five and your Powerball ticket shows a non-jackpot win of $50, the prize amount will be increased to $250.
It’s important to note that the Megaplier option is only available when playing Powerball online or in select states.
How much do you win if you get the Megaplier?
The amount of money you win if you get the Megaplier depends on the amount of money you have won on the initial draw, and the Megaplier number selected. The Megaplier numbers range from two to five, with two meaning you receive double the amount of your initial winnings and five meaning your winnings are multiplied by five.
Therefore, if you win $1 million on the initial draw and you have the Megaplier number five draw, you would win $5 million.
What does Megaplier 3X mean?
Megaplier 3X is a special feature from the Mega Millions lottery game that can increase the value of non-jackpot prizes by up to three times. To add the Megaplier to your game ticket, you must select it for an additional cost when you purchase your ticket and the draw must have at least a $1 million annuity value.
For example if you match all five of the regular numbers but not the Mega Ball, your prize will be increased from $1 million to $3 million with the Megaplier 3X. The odds of having the Megaplier 3X selected on your ticket to increase your winnings is 1 in 3.
What happens if you only get the Megaplier number?
If you only get the Megaplier number, it means you have matched the Megaplier number in a Mega Millions drawing. The Megaplier number is used to increase any non-jackpot prizes. It will multiply any non-jackpot prizes by the Megaplier number drawn, which can be two, three, four or five.
For example, if the Megaplier drawn is three and you match two out of the five white numbers, you would normally win $10, but with the Megaplier, you would win $30. If you match the five white balls but don’t match the yellow Mega Ball, your prize amount would normally be $1 million but with the Megaplier, you could win up to $5 million.
Although the number you get from the drawing is only the Megaplier, the numbers you match the drawing with are still important to determine the amount of your prize.
Do you win anything with one number and the Megaplier?
No, you do not win anything with only one number and the Megaplier. To win a prize in the Mega Millions lottery, you must match at least three of the five winning numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. The Megaplier can then be used to increase any non-jackpot prizes, allowing players to win up to five times their normal prize amount.
So, if you match 25% of the winning numbers and the Mega Ball, with the Megaplier, you could still win something – but only if you bought a Megaplier ticket with your entry.
Does Megaplier increase odds of winning?
Yes, Megaplier increases the odds of winning when playing the Mega Millions lottery game. When you purchase a Mega Millions ticket and select the Megaplier option for an additional $1, all non-jackpot prizes are multiplied by the Megaplier number drawn.
The numbers range from 2x to 5x, and your prize amount will depend on the Megaplier number drawn. This means that rather than winning the standard $100,000 prize, you could potentially win $200,000, $300,000, $400,000, or even the huge jackpot prize of $5 million if you selected the 5x Megaplier option and the 5x number was drawn.
Playing the Megaplier option significantly increases your chance of winning larger amounts, making it an enticing option for Mega Millions lottery players.
What is the most common Megaplier number?
The Megaplier number that is most commonly drawn is x2. It is the only Megaplier number that is drawn on every draw and it is more likely to be drawn than any other Megaplier number (x3, x4, or x5). Megaplier is an add-on game that players can choose to add on to their Mega Millions ticket when playing.
It multiplies the value of non-jackpot prizes won by the player up to five times the original prize amount. The probability of drawing an x2 Megaplier is approximately 36. 04 percent. The second most likely drawn Megaplier is x3, with a probability of roughly 23.
77 percent. The least likely drawn Megaplier is x5 with a probability of approximately 13. 14 percent.