The Mega Millions Megaplier is what makes a great prize even better. How’s that? By multiplying non-jackpot secondary prizes by 2-5 times. As is, the Mega Millions second prize is worth $1 million, not a bad sum at all. But, imagine winning from $2 million up to $5 million instead! That’s the power of the Mega Millions Megaplier.
How to Play the Mega Millions Megaplier
It’s easy to play Mega Millions and if you’ve ever wondered how to play, we’ve got you covered. After you’re done selecting your Mega Millions numbers on your entry, be sure to check the box for the Mega Millions Megaplier, it’s as simple as that. Yes, there is a small additional charge for selecting the Megaplier, but when you consider that it could bring an additional $4 million it’s a very small price to pay.
Take a look at a real-life example; Paul and Norma Fox matched all five main numbers 5, 39, 54, 63, 66 in the Mega Millions draw on 22 September 2017 to win the Mega Millions 2nd prize! Better yet, the Fox’s, of Cortlandt, New York, played the Megaplier and turned their $1 million 2nd prize into a huge $5 million haul! Paul remembers checking the results and realizing the couple had won:
“I checked online and saw that we matched five numbers. I called for Norma and told her we won $1,000,000. She was shocked,” then Paul double-checked the ticket. “I forgot I played the megaplier. I was speechless when I realized.”
The Megaplier Multiplier in Action
The Megaplier multiplies all non-jackpot prizes by two to five times. The Megaplier also has no effect on your overall odds of winning any prize in the Mega Millions lottery. However, when you look at the table below you can see what a huge effect the Megaplier has, turning good prizes into great ones!
|Prize Divisions||Match||Prize||Prize w/ Megaplier|
|2nd Prize||5||$1,000,000||$2-5 million|
|5th Prize||3+MB||$200||$400 – $1000|
|6th Prize||3||$10||$20 – $50|
|7th Prize||2+MB||$10||$20 – $50|
|8th Prize||1+MB||$4||$8 – $20|
|9th Prize||0+MB||$2||$4 – $10|
How the Megaplier is Chosen
Mega Millions draws take place twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays. Before each draw, the Mega Millions Multiplier is drawn from a separate pool of 15 balls. The drawing of the Megaplier is completely separate from the rest of the draw and has no effect on the winning odds of any other prize whatsoever.
As you can see from the table below the multiplier 5 has the best odds of being chosen. This means that your prize is most likely to be multiplied five times! That’s great news!
|5 times the prize won (5X)||6||1:2.5|
|4 times the prize won (4X)||3||1:5|
|3 times the prize won (3X)||4||1:3.75|
|2 times the prize won (2X)||2||1:7.5|
Try the Megaplier Today
Play US Mega Millions, with the Megaplier, of course, from anywhere in the world with an official entry with theLotter.com! Within five minutes you can register and buy an official Mega Millions ticket via theLotter’s local offices in the US. You’ll get a scanned copy of the ticket in your account and an alert if you’re a Mega Millions winner!