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Mega Millions® Jackpot Drawing

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Mega Millions drawings take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:00p.m. CST.

Welcome to Bigger Jackpots!

Did you know that Illinois was one of the original nine states to sell Mega Millions? Since 2002, Mega Millions has become a wildly popular game. With jackpots starting at $15,000,000 and prizes ranging from $1 to $1,000,000, it’s no surprise that this game is an Illinoisan favorite.

Each ticket costs $1

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Latest Draw Results

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    Mega Millions Prize Payouts

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    Megaplier® Prize Payouts

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    How to Play Mega Millions in Store

    Mega Millions is a fun and easy game to play! To play Mega Millions, follow these easy steps and you are on your way to starting your mega play!
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    Pick numbers:

    Pick five lucky numbers 1 through 75 or try Quick Pick to have your numbers randomly generated.

    *Remember to pick your lucky numbers by 9:45pm CST on the day of the drawing!

    Mega Ball®:

    Pick one Mega Ball number between 1 through 15. If you chose Quick Pick, your Mega Ball number will be randomly generated.

    Megaplier®:

    Add even more fun and multiply your non-jackpot winnings for an extra $1! You can multiply your Mega Millions prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times the amount! You can win up to $5,000,000 by adding Megaplier!

    Number of Drawings:

    You can play the same numbers for multiple drawings. To play from 2 to 15 drawings, mark the number of drawings you wish you to play.

    Pick Numbers:

    Pick five lucky numbers 1 through 75 or try Quick Pick to have your numbers randomly generated.

    *Remember to pick your lucky numbers by 9:45pm CST on the day of the drawing!

    Pick Mega Ball Number:

    Pick one Mega Ball number between 1 through 15. If you chose Quick Pick, your Mega Ball number will be randomly generated.

    Add Megaplier®:

    Add even more fun and multiply your non-jackpot winnings for an extra $1! You can multiply your Mega Millions prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times the amount! You can win up to $5,000,000 by adding Megaplier!

    Number of Drawings:

    You can play the same numbers for multiple consecutive drawings. To play from 2 to 15 drawings, mark the number of drawings you wish you to play.

    How to Play Online

    Follow these easy steps and you are on your way to starting your mega play online! On the go? Now purchase your tickets on our mobile site!

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    CHOOSE how many tickets (1-10) you want to buy.

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    PICK your own numbers or choose Quick Pick.

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    ADD Megaplier® for $1 to multiply your non-jackpot winnings!

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    EXTEND your play by choosing how many drawings you wish to play or by signing up for a subscription.

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    SELECT "Add to Cart".

    How to Win

    If your numbers match, you could be a winner! Use the chart below to understand the odds of winning and the various payout options of the game.

    Megaplier®** Multiply your non-jackpot winnings for $1 more per play

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    Prize liability cap. Should the total prize liability, as defined in the Mega Millions Finance and Operations Procedures, exceed the Liability Cap (as defined in the Mega Millions Finance and Operations Procedures), the second and third prizes shall be paid on a pari-mutuel rather than fixed prize basis, provided, however, that in no event shall the pari-mutuel prize be greater that the fixed prize. The amount to be used for the allocation of such pari-mutuel prizes and related calculations of pari-mutuel prize values shall be as defined in the Mega Millions Finance and Operations Procedures.

    Pari-mutuel Treatment of Megaplier Prize Categories Two (2) and Three (3).The expected payout percentage for an Mega Millions Megaplier drawing is 50% of Mega Millions sales. However, because Mega Millions Megaplier pays out fixed prizes, the total prize liability will be above or below 50% of sales based on the number of winning plays at each prize level. If the base prizes awarded for any Mega Millions drawing meet the pari-mutuel criteria of the Mega Millions liability cap, as outlined in the Mega Millions Finance and Operations Procedures, then the Megaplier prizes shall be calculated upon the same pari-mutuel basis. Prize Categories Two (2) and Three (3) shall be an amount equal to the pari-mutuel prize value multiplied by the Megaplier number selected for that drawing.

    Drawing Times

    Mega Millions drawings are conducted Tuesdays and Saturdays (10:00 p.m. CST) by the Georgia Lottery.

    One drawing machine is available for the 5/56 portion of Mega Millions drawing and one machine is available for the 1/46 portion of Mega Millions drawing. If either machine is out of service, the Georgia Lottery's Lotto drawing machine is reprogrammed for Mega Millions drawing. The particular ball set to be used for each component of a given Mega Millions drawing is determined by random selection from among the available ball sets.

    Prior to each Mega Millions drawing, the Georgia Lottery's Drawing Specialist conducts 3 test drawings with each machine. The balls are then re-racked in random order and the machine resealed until the official drawing is conducted. After the official drawing, 2 more test draws are conducted with each machine to ensure the validity of the official drawing results.

    You can watch the next drawing on WGN-TV (Tuesday or Friday at 10:00 p.m. CST). Winning Numbers are published in most local newspapers and here.

    Payout Details

    The prize payout information for Mega Millions will be updated by Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 12:30AM CST, following scheduled drawings.

    Note: Illinois Lottery only reports the payout information for Illinois winners. For payout information of all participating Mega Millions states, please visit www.megamillions.com.

    Did You Win?

    To see if you’ve won, enter your numbers into the Winning Number History Search or scan the barcode on your ticket at your favorite Illinois Lottery retailer. You can cash your prize up to $600 at most lottery retailers. Find a prize claim center near you, to cash prizes over $600.

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    Mega Millions® Player FAQ

    What changes are being made to Mega Millions?

    Mega Millions game improvements will provide faster growing jackpots, better odds to win (now 1:15 from 1:40), and a $1 million second prize. The first matrix is changing to 5/75 and the Mega Ball matrix is changing to 1/15. The starting jackpot will be $15 million. The minimum jackpot roll amount is moving to $5 million. Additionally the jackpot prize payout will change to 30 graduated annual payments.

    Is the price of Mega Millions changing?

    A Mega Millions game is still just $1. Megaplier® is still $1 per game.

    When will the changes be made to Mega Millions?

    The Mega Millions game changes will be effective the morning of Saturday, October 19, 2013. Tuesday, October 22, 2013, will be the first drawing with the new changes in effect.

    Can I use the same play slips?

    No, all Illinois Lottery retailers will be provided new play slips prior to the change. New play slips are necessary given the changes in the matrices.

    Did the Mega Millions prize matrix change?

    Yes, the prize matrix changed to allow players the ability to win more for matching one to five numbers and matching the Mega Ball. The Mega Ball numbers range from one to fifteen.

    MegaMillions Prize Matrix

    How to Win

    Where can I find the winning numbers?

    The winning numbers will be displayed on the Illinois Lottery website illinoislottery.com. The drawings will continue to take place at 10 p.m. CST and will be broadcast on WGN TV.

    Where and when do the drawings take place?

    Mega Millions drawings are conducted Tuesday and Friday evenings at 11:00 p.m. EST by the Georgia Lottery.

    Where can players find Mega Millions prize information?

    The prize payout information for Mega Millions jackpots will be updated by Wednesday and Saturday mornings, following scheduled drawings.

    The payout information must be verified by all participating states before being released.

    Note: Illinois Lottery only reports the payout information for Illinois winners. For payout information of all Mega Millions participating states please visit www.megamillions.com.

    Can I play Mega Millions on the Internet?

    Yes. Mega Millions can be played either at your local Illinois Lottery retailer or online. To play online, visit illinoislottery.com.

    What is Megaplier?

    Megaplier allows players to increase their non-jackpot prize winnings by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times. Megaplier costs an extra $1 per game. Any non-jackpot prize won on a Mega Millions® game will be multiplied by the Megaplier number drawn if you have purchased the Megaplier feature. For example, if you win $5,000 on Mega Millions and the Megaplier number drawn is 4, you would win $20,000 ($5,000 x 4) if you purchased the Megaplier feature.

    What does Megaplier cost?

    Megaplier costs an extra $1 per game.

    Mega Millions Subscriptions

    Why Are You Cancelling My Mega Millions Subscription?

    Mega Millions is changing! Mega Millions game improvements will provide faster growing jackpots, better odds to win (now 1:15 from 1:40), and a $1 million second prize. The first matrix is changing to 5/75 and the Mega Ball matrix is changing to 1/15. The starting jackpot will be $15 million. The minimum jackpot roll amount is moving to $5 million. Additionally the jackpot prize payout will change to 30 graduated annual payments.

    When Is The Last Day Of My Current Subscription?

    Your current subscription will end on October 18, 2013.

    When Can I Sign Up For A New Mega Millions Subscription Now?

    Beginning October 19, 2013, you can sign up to purchase a new Mega Millions subscription online at www.illinoislottery.com.

    Is This Change To Mega Millions Impacting My Other Illinois Lottery Subscriptions?

    No, the change to Mega Millions subscriptions will not impact other Illinois Lottery subscriptions.

    What Happens If I Have A Balance Remaining On My Subscription, How Will I Get My Refund?

    If you have an active Illinois Lottery online account, the balance from your subscription will be refunded and deposited into your online account on October 18, 2013, where you can use the funds to purchase a new subscription, purchase other Illinois Lottery games over the Internet (such as Powerball and Lotto). Or you can then request to have the refund paid by check or via ACH to your checking account. Please note that if you have not accepted new Illinois Lottery Terms and Conditions and thus, do not have an active Illinois Lottery online account, a check will be mailed to your address on file. However, if you would like these funds deposited to your Illinois Lottery online account, please log into your Illinois Lottery online account on or before October 18, 2013, and accept the Terms and Conditions that will be presented to you when you log in.

    If I Am Receiving A Check Refund For My Subscriptions Balance Amount, When Will The Check Be Mailed?

    Your check should be mailed within two to four weeks.

    What Happens To My Discount (For 26 And 52 Weeks Subscriptions)?

    Your discount was split amongst all the draws in your subscription at the time of purchase. You will receive a refund for the remaining balance.

    Will I Receive A Full Refund?

    Your refund will be based on how many weeks of your subscription remain as of October 18, 2013.

    Will I Be Able To See My Past Subscription Information In My Online Account?

    Yes, you will be able to see your original subscription information on the My Subscriptions page.

    I Forgot My Online Username And Password. How Can I Get Help So I Can Access My Refund?

    Call 1-800-252-1775 to speak with a customer service representative.

    What Is The Best Way To Sign Up For A New Subscription?

    Effective October 19, 2013, players are encouraged to sign up and purchase a new subscription at www.illinoislottery.com. It only takes a few minutes to sign up.

    What Happens If I Had My Subscription Set To Auto-Renew?

    Your subscription will not auto-renew due to the coming change to Mega Millions. You can sign-up for a new subscription starting October 19, 2013. When you purchase your new subscription you will be able to select the auto-renew feature.

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