The Mega Millions lottery awards prizes are instantly life-changing and can make dreams come true! The Mega Millions jackpot starts at a staggering $40 million and has risen as high as $1,537 billion! The biggest Mega Millions winners have become instant millionaires hundreds of times over.
As exciting as the Mega Millions jackpot is, there are 8 other prize categories. The Mega Millions second prize is always $1 million, meaning every ticket holder has 2 chances to become a millionaire in every draw. Better yet, the Mega Millions Megaplier multiplies all non-jackpot prizes by up to 5 times! Play the Megaplier and you could turn a $1 million second prize can into $5 million!
States and territories that offer Mega Millions have the right to tax lottery winnings and taxes vary from location to location. The US Federal Government also taxes Mega Millions winnings. Online lottery ticket messenger services are obligated to follow the tax laws of both the US Federal Government and the state in which they are purchasing tickets. Online players who live outside of the US may be subject to further taxation in their country of residence. In any case, lottery winners should hire a financial professional to help sort out issues like taxes.
The Mega Millions jackpot is a whopper – it starts at $40 million and has grown as high as $656 million. Lucky jackpot winners can even share their prize with other ticket holders. For example, if 2 tickets win a $100 million jackpot, each winning ticket will receive $50 million. Still a dream come true!
Mega Millions quotes jackpot amounts using the annuity option of 30 payments spread out over 29 years. Winners who opt for the cash option will receive less than the quoted amount.
All secondary Mega Millions prizes are guaranteed. This means that, for example, each player that matches the 5 main numbers to win the second prize will receive $1 million, regardless of how many other winning tickets are in that prize category.
|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|
Mega Millions winning odds for the 9th prize category, matching the Mega Ball only, are 1:37. Of course, everyone really wants to win the jackpot, but that’s a little harder with the odds set at 1:302,575,350. Players looking to maximize their chance of winning can always play with an odds boosting Mega Millions syndicate. The important thing to remember is that there are no zeros on this page, that is, people win Mega Millions all the time! As long as you keep playing Mega Millions there’s no reason you can’t win Mega Millions!
|Prize Divisions||Match||Prize||Winning Odds|
Mega Millions prizes are amazing from top to bottom! No matter where you live, you can take a chance to win a life-changing Mega Millions prize by playing Mega Millions online with lottery messenger service theLotter.