Mega Millions

Played in 44 states across the USA plus the District of Columbia and the U. S. Virgin Islands, Mega Millions offers players the chance to win huge jackpots that start at a minimum of US$40 million (equal to approximately DKK 250 million). The top prize grows every time there is a rollover and jackpots regularly climb past US$100 million (approximately DKK 660 million). The record jackpot to date was worth a staggering US$656 million (approximately DKK 4.3 billion) when it was won by three players in March 2012.

How to Play Mega Millions

Mega Millions draws take place every Tuesday and Friday night in Atlanta, Georgia. Players must match five numbers from 1 to 70 and then a Mega Ball numbered from 1 to 25 to win the jackpot. There are eight other prize tiers, offering rewards from US$2 to US$1 million, and the overall chances of winning any prize are 1 in 24.

A Megaplier option is also available in most states for an additional US$1 fee. The Megaplier is a number from 2 to 5 which multiples non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times. The prize for matching five numbers without the Mega Ball for instance, is fixed at US$1 million, but if the Megaplier number is 5 then the prize would be worth US$5 million for a winning player who had taken advantage of this option.

Players in some states can also opt for another feature called Just the Jackpot. The standard cost for one set of numbers is US$2, but anyone who plays Just the Jackpot will get two lines for US$3. They are only eligible to win the top prize, though, so if they match anything other than the full line they will not receive a payout.

How to Play Mega Millions from Denmark

Players from Denmark can now enjoy the fun of Mega Millions by joining a syndicate of international players, which boosts each participant's chances of winning a great prize. You can share all the fun of playing Mega Millions with people from across the world!

There are nine prize tiers in Mega Millions, ranging from matching just the Mega Ball without any of the first five numbers up to matching all five numbers plus the Mega Ball. All non-jackpot prizes have a fixed value. The table below shows all the ways you can win:

Prize Per Winner in $USD Per winner in DKK Odds of winning
Match 5 plus Mega Ball 40 million (minimum) 250 million (minimum) 1 in 302,575,350
Match 5 1 million 6.3 million 1 in 12,607,306
Match 4 plus Mega Ball 10,000 63,330 1 in 931,001
Match 4 500 3,150 1 in 38,792
Match 3 plus Mega Ball 200 1,260 1 in 14,547
Match 3 10 63 1 in 606
Match 2 plus Mega Ball 10 63 1 in 693
Match 1 plus Mega Ball 4 25.20 1 in 89
Match 0 plus Mega Ball 2 12.60 1 in 37
The overall odds of winning a prize on Mega Millions are 1 in 24

The table below shows the highest and lowest amounts possible for each prize tier if the Megaplier is applied:

Prize Lowest winning Megaplier amount in $USD Lowest winning Megaplier amount in DKK Highest winning Megaplier amount in $USD Highest winning Megaplier amount in DKK
Match 5 2 million 12.6 million 5 million 31.5 million
Match 4 plus Mega Ball 20,000 126,000 50,000 166,000
Match 4 1,000 6,300 2,500 15,750
Match 3 plus Mega Ball 400 2,520 1,000 6,300
Match 3 20 126 50 315
Match 2 plus Mega Ball 20 126 50 315
Match 1 plus Mega Ball 8 50.40 20 126
Match 0 plus Mega Ball 4 25.20 10 63

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