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How Much Does a Mega Millions Ticket Cost?

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Mega Millions is one of the most popular lottery games in the United States known for its massive jackpots that often reach hundreds of millions of dollars. So how much does it cost to go for your pot of gold? Read on!

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What's the cost of a Mega Millions ticket?

Mega Million's tickets cost $2.00 a play. The cost is the same whether you Quick Pick your numbers or choose your own.

For an extra $1 per play, most states offer the Mega Millions Megaplier feature to multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x. Learn more about how to play Mega Millions here. 

Where does the Mega Millions money go?

About half of Mega Millions lottery ticket revenue goes directly to Mega Millions winners in the form of prizes. 

The other half goes to lottery administration and to the public good. Think: the great outdoors in Colorado, veterans in Texas, education in NYC and MANY MORE important state causes. Beneficiaries differ state by state, but each state returns a percentage of lottery revenue from ticket sales in their state to their own causes. Here's where the lottery money goes in every state.

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How much does a Mega Millions ticket cost on Jackpocket?

Jackpocket lottery app is the safe, easy way to order Mega Millions tickets in 17 states. The cost of a Mega Millions ticket your order on Jackpocket is the exact same cost for a Mega Millions ticket from a brick and mortar retailer but without the added cost of gas to drive there! Order tickets for Mega Millions online for a chance to win a prize or a giveaway that could include concert tickets, cash or a vacation! 

The app charges a small convenience fee when you fund your account with credits, but never adds any fees to the price of your ticket. Watch how it works:

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Can You Buy Mega Millions Online?

Getting your Mega Millions tickets has never been more convenient. Order your tickets right from your phone with Jackpocket, your Mega Millions lottery app. Jackpocket will then pick up your tickets on your behalf. We’ll scan them directly into the app and arrange to transfer the ticket back to you if you win a big prize. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mega Millions?

Mega Millions is a multi-million dollar prize game available in 46 lottery jurisdictions. All lottery jurisdictions contribute part of sales to the top prize that is shared between the states. The grand prize starts at $20 million and climbs from there until all five numbers and the Mega Ball are matched. In addition to the percentage that is put into the grand prize, part of sales in each state stays in the state to fund programs such as helping veterans, funding education and other important programs that vary by state. 

What does the Mega Millions Multiplier cost?

For an additional $1 per ticket, you can add the Megaplier, which increases the winnings of the non-grand prize by up to 5x. For example, if you had a $1 million winning ticket, and the Megaplier was 5, you would win $5 million. 

When are the drawings for Mega Millions?

Mega Millions drawings occur on Tuesdays and Fridays each week.

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