The Megaplier is a multiplier that the Mega Millions offers. It can make a great prize even better. How? 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 increasing your win to an amount ranging from $2 million to $5 million instead! That’s the power of the Mega Millions Megaplier.
Do you know how to play Mega Millions? Adding the Megaplier is super easy. Once you’ve selected your numbers, check the box for the Mega Millions Megaplier. It’s as simple as that!
How Does the Megaplier Work?
The Megaplier multiplies all non-jackpot prizes by 2 to 5 times. The Megaplier 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 will see what a huge effect the Megaplier has on 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|
Is the Megaplier Worth It?
Although there is an additional charge for the Megaplier, 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 5 main numbers 5, 39, 54, 63, 66 in the Mega Millions draw on September 22, 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.”
How is the Megaplier Chosen?
Mega Millions draws take place twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays. Before each draw, the Megaplier 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 3 has the best odds of being chosen. This means that your prize is most likely to be multiplied 3 times! That’s incredible news!
|2 times the prize won (2X)||5||1:3|
|3 times the prize won (3X)||6||1:2.5|
|4 times the prize won (4X)||3||1:5|
|5 times the prize won (5X)||1||1:15|
Players cannot choose the Megaplier for their ticket. They can add the feature to their Mega Millions ticket, but the Megaplier will be drawn during the official Mega Millions draws from a separate barrel.
No, you do not need the Megaplier to win the Mega Millions jackpot. This is an extra feature that can increase secondary prizes in the game won on the ticket.
The Megaplier feature does not guarantee any prizes on its own. It is an extra feature that can increase secondary prizes won on the ticket it was added to.
The 5x Megaplier is the highest amount of the multiplier feature in the Mega Millions lottery. It increases all non-jackpot prizes 5 times.
For sure! Think about it! If you match the 5 main numbers, without the Megaplier, you would cash $1 million. With Megaplier, your win might turn into $2, 3, 4 or even 5 million.
Try the Megaplier Today!
Play US Mega Millions, with the Megaplier, of course, from anywhere in the world with an official entry with theLotter! In 5 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!
Go for it!