# What if you get the Mega Ball only?

## What if you 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 are the different payouts for Mega Millions?

For a typical jackpot of \$100 million, the initial payment would be about \$1.5 million, and future annual payments would grow to about \$6.2 million. When the jackpot is \$200 million, each payment is twice as big. When the jackpot is \$50 million, each payment is half as big, etc.

### Do I win with 2 numbers on Mega Millions?

Just the Jackpot Players pay \$3 for two lines, which would normally cost \$4, but they can only win the jackpot. There is no prize for matching anything less than five main numbers and the Mega Ball.

How does the payout work for Mega Millions?

Annuity option: The Mega Millions annuity is paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments. Each payment is 5% bigger than the previous one. This helps protect winners’ lifestyle and purchasing power in periods of inflation.

## How many numbers do you need to win anything on Mega Millions?

six numbers
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.

Are 3 numbers worth anything in Mega Millions?

3 numbers plus the Mega Ball – \$200 If you purchase a ticket that matches three numbers and the Mega Ball you’ll finally get back enough money to treat yourself or someone else to something special. The odds to get that \$200 in your pocket jump to 1 in 14,547.

### Does 1 number in Mega Millions win anything?

1 number plus the Mega Ball – \$4 If you choose one correct number plus the Mega Ball you’ll bring home \$4. The odds more than double to a 1 in 89 chance.

What do you get for two numbers on the lottery?

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.

## How do I know if I win anything on Mega Millions?

If your five numbers match the five drawn from the first drum in any order, and your Mega Ball matches the number drawn from the second drum, you’ve won the jackpot. It’s also possible to win a secondary prize for matching a fewer number of balls, as outlined below.

What if I get 5 numbers on Mega Millions?

5 numbers plus the Mega Ball: Jackpot. 5 numbers without the Mega Ball: \$1,000,000 (multiplied by the Megaplier value, if you purchased that option). 4 numbers plus the Mega Ball: \$10,000 (multiplied by the Megaplier value, if you purchased that option).