Prize Structure and Probability
Prize amounts of $600 or less in red can be cashed at any Maryland Lottery retailer.
|Match # of|
|Approx. Prob. of |
Winning per $2 ticket
|Base Prize*||Prize* with 2x MEGAPLIER®||Prize* with 3x MEGAPLIER®||Prize* with 4x MEGAPLIER®||Prize* with 5x MEGAPLIER®|
|5||Yes||1 in 302,575,350||JACKPOT**||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|5||No||1 in 12,607,306||$1,000,000||$2,000,000||$3,000,000||$4,000,000||$5,000,000|
|4||Yes||1 in 931,001||$10,000||$20,000||$30,000||$40,000||$50,000|
|4||No||1 in 38,792||$500||$1,000||$1,500||$2,000||$2,500|
|3||Yes||1 in 14,547||$200||$400||$600||$800||$1,000|
|3||No||1 in 606||$10||$20||$30||$40||$50|
|2||Yes||1 in 693||$10||$20||$30||$40||$50|
|1||Yes||1 in 89||$4||$8||$12||$16||$20|
|-||Yes||1 in 37||$2||$4||$6||$8||$10|
The approximate overall probability of winning Mega Millions® is 1 in 24.0.
The approximate probability of a prize having 2x MEGAPLIER® is 1 in 3.0.
The approximate probability of a prize having 3x MEGAPLIER® is 1 in 2.5.
The approximate probability of a prize having 4x MEGAPLIER® is 1 in 5.0.
The approximate probability of a prize having 5x MEGAPLIER® is 1 in 15.0.
*In some cases, fixed prizes may be paid on a pari-mutuel basis and will be lower than these published prize levels. Refer to the Mega Millions Official Game Rules for a detailed explanation.
**The Lottery will announce the estimated Jackpot annuity prize value and the estimated cash prize value for every Mega Millions Drawing. The Jackpot prize will be divided equally among all Jackpot prize winning plays. When a prize is claimed, Jackpot winners will have the option to receive your Jackpot in a single (“cash”) payment or in annuity payments. A Jackpot prize will be paid as an annuity of 30 graduated payments over 29 consecutive years unless the winner selects the cash payment method within 60 days of the Ticket validation date, even though you have 182 days after the drawing date to claim your prize. The cash payment amount will be lower than the announced estimated Jackpot annuity prize. Variations in the announced Jackpot prize amounts may occur.
When there is no Jackpot winner, all of the Jackpot prize money is rolled over and added to the Jackpot for the next Mega Millions drawing. Following a drawing with a Jackpot winner, the annuitized Jackpot will start at $40,000,000.