The Ultimate Mega Millions Guide

Sporting astronomical adds and massive jackpots, Mega Millions is a definite contender for the most exciting draw game in the world. After reaching a historic $656 million back in 2012, Mega Millions kept on blazing a trail of gigantic jackpots, eventually reaching its current peak of $1.602 billion in 2023, proving itself to be a worthy competitor to rival lottery Powerball. Now's the time to become a Mega Millions expert by reading up on all elements of the game, including its rules, prizes, and odds!


The Mega Millions rules are simple. Choose 5 numbers from a guess range of 1-70, as well as one additional Mega Ball number from a smaller range of 1-25. On theLotter Oregon you can select your numbers using a variety of different methods, including manual selecting them just as you would with a paper ticket, automatically generating a random selection using the Quick Pick feature, or relying on the saved Lucky Numbers in your account.

Once you have your pick, make sure to get your orders completed in time for the Mega Millions draws on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:12pm.

Clear on the rules? Then now's the time to play Mega Millions!

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There's no doubt about it: the Mega Millions jackpot is infamously difficult to win. In fact, the odds of nabbing the top prize are just 1 in over 300 million! However, with a non-jackpot prizes as big as $5 million, there's still a lot to play for and you may be surprised by how significantly the winning chances change once you get into the lower prize divisions. Find out more about Mega Millions's winning odds.


Every lottery player dreams of one day scoring a billion-dollar jackpot, and its lotteries like Mega Millions that make that dream possible. Boasting an unbelievable record jackpot of $1.602 billion awarded to a single lucky ticket on August 8, 2023, Mega Millions's record jackpots remain some of the biggest of all time.

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A million dollars is pretty good, but you know what's even better? 5 million!

That's the amazing concept behind the Mega Millions Megaplier, an optional ticket add-on that has the ability to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to 5 times. Every Mega Millions draw also includes a second Megaplier drawing, that decides whether that draws multiplier will be 2x, 3x, 4x, or 5x. Benefitting only requires two things: selecting the Megaplier along with your Mega Millions order, and winning a non-jackpot prize!

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When it comes to the lottery, it all starts with a ticket. After all, even the biggest billion-dollar jackpot is still won with a humble $2 ticket.

Now, however, there are more ways than ever to buy a Mega Millions ticket. Our handy guide covers everything from physical to online tickets, how the Megaplier affects the ticket price, and all the different ways to play, including Subscriptions, Multi-Draws, and Pools.

Now you're a Mega Millions expert!

Congratulations, you now have some expert-level Mega Millions knowledge at your fingertips. That means you're ready to purchase your lottery tickets online!

From theLotter Oregon, we wish you the best of luck on your Mega Millions journey!

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