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 3 plus Mega Ball||400||2,520||1,000||6,300|
|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|