Play Mega Millions Online

How Do You Play Mega Millions Online?

How Do You Play Mega Millions Online?

Play Mega Millions by selecting five main numbers (from 1-70) and a Mega Ball (from 1-25) for each line and you can do this online in the same manner as if purchasing your tickets in person at a retailer. When you play Mega Millions online at theLotter, with official Mega Millions lottery tickets, you can choose your number manually, with a quick pick random selection, or by using your saved favourite numbers.

Mega Millions draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 23:00 EST. Make sure to get tickets for both draws! Want to know how it all works? Learn more about our lottery ticket purchasing service here.

Can you play the American lottery Mega Millions from outside the US?

Can You Buy American Lottery Tickets from Outside the US?

Yes! When you play Mega Millions online with theLotter, you can order official Mega Millions lottery tickets from anywhere in the world. After you complete your purchase, official lottery tickets are bought on your behalf at a retailer in the United States. A reasonable facsimile of your Mega Millions tickets is uploaded to your private account as part of theLotter’s See Your Ticket Service in time for the Tuesday or Friday night draw. Not only can you play Mega Millions from outside the United States, you can also win huge American lottery prizes! Check out our American Lottery guide to learn more about playing US lotteries online.

What Is the Mega Millions Megaplier?

What Is the Mega Millions Megaplier?

The Megaplier is an optional feature that you can add onto your Mega Millions lottery tickets which can potentially multiply your non-jackpot prizes by 2-5 times. This will add slightly to the Mega Millions ticket cost, but it's more than worth it if you win! Select the Mega Millions Megaplier multiplier option by checking the box below the form when you buy official Mega Millions US lottery tickets online with theLotter. When you win, your second place prize will be worth between $2,000,000 and $5,000,000, and your third division prize can grow as high as $50,000 - depending on the Megaplier that came up in the draw!

Read additional information about the Mega Millions Megaplier.

How Do You Win the Mega Millions Jackpot?

How Do You Win the Mega Millions Jackpot?

When the numbers on your Mega Millions ticket - the five main numbers as well as the additional Mega Ball number - match the numbers that came up in the draw, you win the Mega Millions jackpot! Match the five main numbers and you instantly become an American lottery millionaire! When your numbers form a partial match, you may still be entitled to prizes in Mega Millions’ eight secondary prize tiers.

Mega Millions’ jackpot starts at an estimated $20,000,000* and the jackpot has on occasion rolled over to astronomical amounts. Mega Millions awarded a $656 million jackpot in March 2012, a world record the lottery held for 4 years. One third of this huge prize was won by the 'Three Amigos', three members of a very lucky winning lottery syndicate.

The Mega Millions world record stood until January 2016, when Powerball took over the crown as the lottery champion of the world with a $1.586 billion jackpot. Changes to the Mega Millions game format have made it more difficult to win the Mega Millions jackpot. In a draw held in October 2018, Mega Millions came very close to setting a new world record when it awarded a $1.537 billion jackpot.

In January 2021, the Mega Millions jackpot once again hit the billion dollar mark, $1.05 billion to be exact, when it was won by a 4-member lottery club in the state of Michigan. Besides being the second-biggest Mega Millions jackpot, it's also the third-largest lottery prize in the entire world! One day soon, Mega Millions could award a new record-breaking jackpot and regain its title as the biggest lottery in the world.

*Officially, the advertised jackpot is determined by game sales and interest rates, and it is announced prior to each draw.

How Do You Claim Your Mega Millions Prizes?

How Do You Claim Prizes When You Buy Mega Millions Tickets Online?

When you win a Mega Millions prize on theLotter you will receive an automated email (or SMS) to let you know you’ve won! Prizes will be transferred directly into your theLotter account after the results are published and soon after the receipt of the prize from the official lottery operator. Please note, the jackpot and second place prizes may need to be collected in person. In these cases, theLotter will pay for your flight to the US! Like other American lottery winnings, Mega Millions prizes are subject to US State and Federal taxes.

How Can You Be Sure You'll Receive Your Winnings?

How Can You Be Sure You'll Receive Your Winnings?

Playing online for a chance to win the biggest lottery jackpots is simple, safe, and secure. Not only that, our service is fully transparent. A confirmation email at time of ticket purchase is sent to you as proof of ownership. Furthermore, a reasonable facsimile of the US lottery ticket purchased on your behalf by our local office is uploaded to your account as proof-of-purchase. All winnings are 100% yours -- theLotter has no legal claim to your tickets per our Terms of Use. Since 2002, theLotter has paid out well over $100 million in prize money to more than 6 million winners! That fact alone serves as proof that you will get your winnings in full when you buy Mega Millions tickets online!

theLotter’s Mega Millions Lottery Winners

theLotter’s Mega Millions Online Lottery Winners

We are proud to share the stories of theLotter's players who have won huge prizes playing the Mega Millions lottery. Nataliia from Ukraine matched the five main numbers in the draw on 26 September 2017 to become our first Mega Millions millionaire. Her Mega Millions subscription using the Quick Pick numbers not only ensured that she would never miss a single draw, but also ended up winning her a $1 million prize!

Earlier big Mega Millions winners at theLotter included Spanish player B.G. who won a $250,000 second place prize in the Mega Millions draw on 20 March 2012. A year earlier, N.B. traveled from his home in Switzerland to New York to collect his $250,000 Mega Millions prize after winning in the draw on 26 April 2011. And T.K. from New York was our first huge Mega Millions winner when he won $250,000 in October 2009. Will you be theLotter’s next big Mega Millions winner? Play online today and find out!

Latest News About Mega Millions Lottery Players

Latest News about the Mega Millions Lottery

While Mega Millions jackpot is still up for grabs, one winning ticket from the state of Florida matched the $1 million second-place prize!  Get ready to play for an increased $135 million ($98.5 million cash value) when you buy your Mega Millions tickets for the upcoming draw this Friday, 10 December!

A $108 million Mega Millions jackpot was won on Friday, 22 October by a single winning ticket sold in the state of Arizona! The jackpot prize was claimed by three family members from Lake Havasu City. They chose to take home $75.2 million (before taxes) as the lump-sum cash option of the prize. The lucky trio has chosen to remain anonymous but shared that they play the lottery to the tune of $60 every week. This is the second Mega Millions jackpot ever won in Arizona.