HOW TO PLAY
Step 1: Find
Find a MEGA Millions retailer close to home, work or your favorite coffee shop. With more than 23,000 California Lottery retail locations, a place to play is never too far away.
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Step 2: Pick
Pick five lucky numbers from 1 to 70 and one MEGA number from 1 to 25 on a MEGA Millions playslip.
Or, play randomly generated numbers with Quick Pick®.
One playslip can hold up to five plays using your lucky numbers and you may play as many playslips as you like.
To play the same numbers for consecutive draws, just mark Advance Play®.
Use Quick Pick for a fast play. You can select Quick Pick for your first five numbers, the one MEGA number or all six numbers and the computer will randomly generate numbers for you.
With Quick Pick you can purchase up to ten plays on a single playslip.
Advance Play allows you to play multiple draws with one purchase.
You can play up to 10 consecutive draws on one playslip by marking the Advance Play box.
Note: Make sure to mark your numbers with either blue or black ink. And if you make a mistake, don't erase. Just mark the VOID box.
Step 3: Buy
Give your playslip to the store clerk along with $2 for each play to receive a MEGA Millions ticket, which is your receipt.
Your ticket displays your numbers for each play, the draw date and the dollar amount paid.
Please check the accuracy of your numbers carefully and sign the back of your ticket. MEGA Millions tickets can't be cancelled - all sales are final.
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Step 4: Imagine
Millions of dollars are won every year by Californians just like you. And a ticket, plus a little luck, is all you need to go from Lottery player to Lottery winner. So start making your millionaire wish list. Today might just be your lucky day.
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Step 5: Check
To see if you’ve won, find winning numbers here on the website, and watch a recording of the draw. Or, scan the barcode on your ticket at a Lottery retailer.
MEGA Millions draws take place every Tuesday and Friday nights at 8 p.m. PT. The draw closes at 7:45 p.m., so players must buy their tickets by then to be eligible for that evening’s draw.
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MEGA Millions Odds
Win a prize by just matching the MEGA number or hit it big by matching all 5 numbers plus the MEGA number. With two draws every week and multiple ways to win, MEGA Millions is anyone's game.
|Match||Odds 1 in|
|All 5 of 5 and Mega
|All 5 of 5
|Any 4 of 5 and Mega
|Any 4 of 5
|Any 3 of 5 and Mega
|Any 3 of 5
|Any 2 of 5 and Mega
|Any 1 of 5 and Mega
|none of 5, only Mega