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Mega Millions

Originally named Big Game in 1996, Mega Millions is a huge multi-state lottery game. Since rebranding in 2002, the game has seen some of the biggest jackpot winners in history, with the record jackpot of $1.602 billion being won by one lucky player in August 2023.

Find out more about the popular American game, including Megaplier information and how to take part from Australia.

Tonight's Mega Millions Jackpot:
$861 Million!*

How to Play

Playing Mega Millions from Australia is possible through online betting services like Jackpot.com. These services are heavily regulated which means playing through them is very safe and your money is protected.

Dividends

You must match all 5 main numbers plus the Mega Ball to win the jackpot in Mega Millions. There are another eight ways to win including matching only the Mega Ball for a cash prize of $2. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million and the odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24.

The follow table shows the prizes available in each division and the odds of winning. The prizes in Mega Millions are fixed in all states except California.

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Tonight's Mega Millions Jackpot
$861 Million*
    *Jackpot converted to AUD and rounded to the nearest million.
    Division Numbers Matched Prize Amount Odds of Winning
    1 Match 5 + Mega Ball Jackpot (Variable) 1 in 302,575,350
    2 Match 5 $1,000,000 1 in 12,607,306
    3 Match 4 + Mega Ball $10,000 1 in 931,001
    4 Match 4 $500 1 in 38,792
    5 Match 3 + Mega Ball $200 1 in 14,547
    6 Match 3 $10 1 in 606
    7 Match 2 + Mega Ball $10 1 in 693
    8 Match 1 + Mega Ball $4 1 in 89
    9 Match 0 + Mega Ball $2 1 in 37
    Overall, your chances of winning a Mega Millions prize are 1 in 24

    Megaplier

    Similar to the Power Play in US Powerball, the Megaplier costs $1 to add on to your ticket and increases the value of the non-jackpot winning prizes.

    A Megaplier number from 2 to 5 is drawn on the night of the Mega Millions draw. If you are participating in the Megaplier, any prizes won will be multiplied by the Megaplier numbers.

    Just the Jackpot

    If you’re feeling lucky there is an option to play Just the Jackpot. Players will pay for two lines but the only option is to win the jackpot. There are no prizes for matching any fewer than the five main numbers and the Mega Ball.

    Biggest Jackpots

    The biggest Mega Millions jackpot in history was won on 8 August 2023 and was worth $1.602 billion. It went to a single player from Florida, who purchased their ticket from a Publix in Neptune Beach. The grand prize was claimed by Saltines Holdings, LLC who took the cash option worth $794.2 million.

    The jackpot has also reached $1 billion on multiple other occasions, including a payout of $1.537 billion ($877.7 million cash option) that went to a single ticket holder from South Carolina in October 2023.