Mega Millions Payouts and Odds

Mega Millions Logo ImageCurrent Jackpot: $1,600,000,000

To play Mega Millions online you need to either pick, or allow a Quickpick computer programme to pick for you, five different numbers from 1 to 70 (white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (golden ball). The gold coloured Mega Ball is drawn from a separate machine, so it can be a duplicate of one of the white ball numbers. The Mega Ball number cannot cross over to be used for matching a white ball number, or vice versa.

Your odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are about 1 in 303 million. Your odds of winning any Mega Millions prize are about 1 in 37.

After Mega Millions has changed its rules, your chances to win Mega Millions jackpot are actually worse than in Powerball with the odds of 1:292 million.

Information on other payouts and odds for the Mega Millions Lottery is summarised in the table below.

Match

Prize

Odds

ballballballballball + ball

$1,600,000,000

1 in 302,575,350

ballballballballball

$1,000,000

1 in 12,607,306

ballballballball +

$10,000

1 in 931,001

ballballballball

$500

1 in 38,792

ballballball +

$200

1 in 14,547

ballballball

$10

1 in 606

ballball +

$10

1 in 693

ball +

$4

1 in 89

$2

1 in 37