The Mega Millions jackpot is won by matching five white balls, in any order, plus the one yellow Mega Ball number. The second-level prize of $1 million is won by matching all five white balls, known as a Match 5. You can win seven additional ways by matching fewer numbers (see Prizes & Odds chart for details).
How many numbers do you have to get right to win anything on Mega Millions?
To win the jackpot, all six numbers on your ticket must match the winning numbers. There are a total of nine ways to win a prize in Mega Millions.
How much do I win if I get 2 numbers on Mega Millions?
If your ticket matches two numbers and the Mega Ball you’ll get $10 but the odds to get there begin to skyrocket to 1 in 693.
Does 2 numbers in the lottery win anything?
2 numbers plus the Powerball – $7
If your ticket matches two numbers and the Powerball you’ll get $7 but the odds to get there begin to skyrocket to 1 in 701.
What if u get the Mega Ball only?
What happens if you match the Mega Ball only? If you match only the Mega Ball (and don’t match any of the 5 regular numbers), you win a $2 prize and break even on the $2 cost of your Mega Millions ticket.
What happens if you get 3 numbers on Mega Millions?
3 numbers plus the Mega Ball: $200 (multiplied by the Megaplier value, if you purchased that option). 3 numbers without the Mega Ball: $10 (multiplied by the Megaplier value, if you purchased that option). 2 numbers plus the Mega Ball: $10 (multiplied by the Megaplier value, if you purchased that option).
How much do you win if you get 4 numbers in Mega Millions?
|Megaplier® Prize Amount with Megaplier® Purchase|
|Match 4+ Mega Ball||$10,000||$40,000|
|Match 4 (no Mega Ball)||$500||$2,000|
|Match 3+ Mega Ball||$200||$800|
|Match 3 (no Mega Ball)||$10||$40|
What is the yellow ball in Mega Millions?
To win the jackpot, you have to correctly guess the yellow Mega ball (this is the ‘easy’ part) and correctly guess which five numbers will appear on the white balls at the drawing (which is the hard part).
What color is the Mega Ball?
The current version of Mega Millions requires players to match 5 of 70 white balls, and the gold-colored “MegaBall” from a second field, of 25 numbers (5/70 / 1/25).
Does one number win anything in Powerball?
You can match the white ball numbers in any order of a given play to win a prize. The red Powerball number of a given play on your ticket must match the red Powerball drawn.
How much do you win with just the Powerball number?
To win a Powerball prize, you only need to pick one single number correctly: the red Powerball. Picking the Powerball alone will award you a $4 prize, which means that with a $2 purchase, you have one in 26 odds of doubling your investment in your ticket (there are 26 red balls to choose from).