Mega Millions is the multi-state lottery which has created the biggest win ever seen in Michigan. The colossal jackpot starts at $20 million and can quickly grow much larger. Drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 p.m. and there are nine ways to win prizes. See the latest Michigan Mega Millions numbers below and find out everything you need to know about the game.
How to Play
You have to select five numbers from 1 to 70 and a Mega Ball between 1 and 25 to play Mega Millions. There are variations in the rules from state to state, but in Michigan you have to be at least 18 years old.
Mega Millions costs $2 per entry. You can play online or in-store in the Wolverine State.
To play Mega Millions online in Michigan, follow this guide:
Choose your own numbers or select an Easy Pick. There’s also an option to ‘Combo’ numbers, where you can pick more than five main numbers (6 to 10). Tickets will then be generated with every combination of the numbers you selected
Decide whether you want to add the Megaplier
Check you are happy with your selections. If you think you’ll want to use the same numbers again, save them as a ‘Favorite Purchase’
Hit the 'Checkout' button and complete your purchase
Choose five numbers from 1 to 70, plus one Mega Ball between 1 and 25. You can either select your own or go for an ‘Easy Pick’ if you want a random selection
Decide whether to add the Megaplier option for an additional $1
Select how many drawings you want to enter in advance, up to a maximum of 30
Pay the retailer for your ticket
If you already have a Mega Millions ticket from a draw within the previous 31 days, you can just ask for a Replay. The ticket will be reprinted with all the same selections ahead of the next draw. The cut-off time for purchasing tickets is 10:45 p.m. on draw days. Once the drawing is complete, you can purchase tickets in-store for the subsequent draw (and any future draws). Online ticket sales resume immediately after 10:45 p.m.
You can buy tickets from Michigan Lottery retailers without being a resident of the state. You can also play in 44 other states, plus Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands.
Prizes and Odds
There are nine prize levels in Mega Millions. To win the top prize, all of your selected numbers must be the same as the numbers that are drawn. The jackpot starts at $20 million and keeps rolling over until it is won, regularly creating prizes worth hundreds of millions of dollars. In January 2021, a four-member Michigan lottery club from Oakland County won $1 billion, one of the largest prizes ever seen in the game’s history.
You can also win prizes by matching fewer numbers, starting with a $2 payout for matching just the Mega Ball without any of the main numbers. All of the prizes below the jackpot are fixed amounts. The following table shows all the different ways to win, along with the odds.
|Numbers Matched||Odds of Winning||Prize|
|5 + Mega Ball||1 in 302,575,350||Jackpot|
|5||1 in 12,607,306||$1 million|
|4 + Mega Ball||1 in 931,001||$10,000|
|4||1 in 38,792||$500|
|3 + Mega Ball||1 in 14,547||$200|
|3||1 in 606||$10|
|2 + Mega Ball||1 in 693||$10|
|1 + Mega Ball||1 in 89||$4|
|Mega Ball only||1 in 37||$2|
|The overall odds of winning a Mega Millions prize are 1 in 24|
The Megaplier is an optional feature that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by up to five times their original value. It makes it possible to win $5 million without even matching all of the numbers.
If you decide to add the Megaplier to your Mega Millions ticket, any prize you win apart from the jackpot will be multiplied by 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x. The Megaplier number is selected at random as part of the draw.
The following table shows all the possible payouts for players who add the Megaplier.
|Numbers Matched||Megaplier not played||2x||3x||4x||5x|
|5 + Mega Ball||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot||Jackpot|
|5||$1 million||$2 million||$3 million||$4 million||$5 million|
|4 + Mega Ball||$10,000||$20,000||$30,000||$40,000||$50,000|
|3 + Mega Ball||$100||$200||$300||$400||$500|
|2 + Mega Ball||$10||$20||$30||$40||$50|
|1 + Mega Ball||$4||$8||$12||$16||$20|
|Mega Ball only||$2||$4||$6||$8||$10|
Annuity or Cash?
If you win the Mega Millions jackpot, you have to choose whether to receive the money as an annuity or a one-time lump sum. The annuity option consists of 30 annual instalments spread over 29 years, while the cash option is a reduced figure and reflects the present cash value of the jackpot.
How to Claim a Prize
Mega Millions players have up to one year after the date of the winning draw to claim any prizes. You will only be able to claim your Mega Millions prize in Michigan if you purchased your ticket in the state. The exact claims procedure varies depending on how much you have won and whether you purchased your ticket in-store or online. Visit the How to Claim page for more information.