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Everything You Need to Know About Megaplier for Mega Millions

We break down odds, payouts, and how it all works.

Did you know Mega Millions has the highest 2nd prize of all the lottery games in America? You could win a whopping $5 million. How do they do it? The Mega Millions Megaplier.

The Megaplier is a $1 optional feature you can add to your Mega Millions play that can boost your non-jackpot winnings by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times, depending on what Megaplier number is drawn. That means the $1 million second-prize in Mega Millions could be a hefty $5 million!

How does the Megaplier work?

The Megaplier is a special number that is randomly drawn before each Mega Millions drawing from separate pool of 15 balls. Five balls are marked "2X," six balls are marked "3X," three balls are marked "4X" and on ball is marked "5X." Then the Megaplier number is announced along with the drawing results.

Megaplier odds
Megaplier Number Odds
3X 1 in 2.5
4X 1 in 5
5X 1 in 15

Megaplier numbers: How much do you win?

The payout chart below shows how much each Megaplier number drawn would boost your prize winnings.

Mega Millions with Megaplier Payouts
Match Regular Prize 2X 3X 4X 5X
5 numbers $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000
4 numbers + Mega Ball $10,000 $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000
4 numbers $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500
3 numbers + Mega Ball
$600 $800 $1,000
3 numbers
$30 $40 $50
2 numbers + Mega Ball
$30 $40 $50
1 numbers + Mega Ball
$12 $16 $20
Mega Ball only
$6 $8 $10

Megaplier Winners

We've had lots of Jackpocket users win BIGGER thanks to adding the Megaplier to their ticket. 

A New York man won $2 million and vowed to give 10% to charity. While his ticket matched 5 of 5 numbers (just missing the Mega Ball), the 2X Megaplier  boosted his win from $1M to $2M. “When I got it, I thought it wasn’t real," he said. "When I think about winning, I’m usually thinking of $100 or $1,000 and not that kind of money!” 

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