How to play the Mega Millions lottery?

Here are the detailed steps in playing the Mega Millions lottery:

  1. Select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25.
  2. Choose QP (Quick Pick) if you want the terminal to randomly pick the numbers for you.
  3. Add Megaplier for $1 to increase non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times.
  4. 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.

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