How to play the Mega Millions lottery?
Here are the detailed steps in playing the Mega Millions lottery:
- Select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25.
- Choose QP (Quick Pick) if you want the terminal to randomly pick the numbers for you.
- Add Megaplier for $1 to increase non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times.
- Select Multidraw to play next succeeding Mega Millions drawings. (Costs $2 per play per drawing.)
A single Mega Millions play slip allows you to choose up to 5 sets of numbers. Each number combination costs $2.
Once done, keep the ticket in a safe place and then wait for the Mega Millions numbers to be drawn in the evening of the drawing date.
Players must purchase from a licensed lottery retailer at least one hour before drawing time.
For example, a player who wishes to join the Mega Millions drawing for today must buy his ticket at least one hour before 11:00 pm Eastern Time.
Note that the cutoff time for buying Mega Millions tickets varies depending on the jurisdiction.