Mega Millions Lottery

Mega Millions isn’t just one of the biggest lotteries in the US; it’s also one of the biggest games in the world. It is played in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and draws are held every Tuesday and Friday evening. Jackpots start at a very attractive US$15 million (approximately RMB96 million) and rollovers can push the top prize up to enormous amounts due to the fact that there is no jackpot cap. Mega Millions gave away the biggest prize in the game’s history in March 2012 when three players split US$656 million (approximately RMB4.2 billion).

Latest Mega Millions Winning Numbers

Friday - 22nd September 2017
5 39 54 63 66 15 5
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How to Play Mega Millions from China

Mega Millions players are required to select five main numbers between 1 and 75, plus a Mega Ball number between 1 and 15. Anyone who matches all five main numbers plus the Mega Ball will win a share of the jackpot, while there are eight other prize tiers so participants can earn money by matching just the Mega Ball.

Players can boost the value of non-jackpot prizes they might win by opting to pay a small additional fee for an optional game called the Megaplier. A ball is drawn randomly between 2 and 5 and anyone who has selected the Megaplier will see any prize they win multiplied by that number.

Mega Millions is such an exciting lottery and gives away such huge prizes that players in other parts of the world have always been keen to join in the fun, and it is now possible to play Mega Million from outside the US via a lottery concierge service. Check out how to play international lotteries like Mega Millions.


Prize Lowest Value ($) Lowest Value (RMB) Highest Value ($)* Highest Value (RMB) * Odds of Winning

Match 5 + Mega Ball

15 million (minimum)

96 million
(minimum)

656 million

4.3 billion

1 in 258,890,850

Match 5

1 million

6.4 million

5 million

32.8 million

1 in 18,492,204

Match 4 + Mega Ball

5,000

32,800

25,000

164,000

1 in 739,688

Match 4

500

3,200

2,500

16,400

1 in 52,835

Match 3 + Mega Ball

50

320

250

1600

1 in 10,720

Match 3

5

32

25

164

1 in 766

Match 2 + Mega Ball

5

32

25

164

1 in 473

Match 1 + Mega Ball

2

25.6

10

65

1 in 56

Match Mega Ball

1

13

5

32

1 in 21

*The highest value column shows the record jackpot and then the largest amount that can be won in the other prize tiers when the Megaplier is in play.

Mega Millions Lottery FAQs

  1. Can I play Mega Millions from China?
  2. How do I play Mega Millions?
  3. What is the Megaplier and can I select it from China?
  4. How do I collect Mega Millions winnings?
  1. How long do I have to claim a prize?
  2. What are the tax requirements for Mega Millions winners?
  3. Will I have to pay a fee on any prizes I might win?

Can I play Mega Millions from China?

Yes. Chinese lottery laws do not apply to Mega Millions as the game is operated in the US. Players from China can use a lottery concierge service to take part. Visit the How to Play International Lotteries page for more information.

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How do I play Mega Millions?

Mega Millions players must choose five main numbers between 1 and 75, plus a Mega Ball number between 1 and 15. There are nine prize tiers in total and it is also possible to select the Megaplier for a small additional fee.

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What is the Megaplier and can I select it from China?

Players from China can add the Megaplier option to their Mega Millions ticket just like anyone else. The Megaplier increases non-jackpot prizes by up to five times their original value, depending on whether the number 2, 3, 4 or 5 is drawn out of a separate ball pool from the main numbers and the Mega Balls.

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How do I collect Mega Millions winnings?

If you win a smaller, non-jackpot prize, winnings will be paid automatically into your online lottery concierge service account. To claim a jackpot or some of the bigger prizes, you will have to come forward in person. A member of the service will be in touch to guide you through the process, so that you can receive your ticket in the presence of a local office manager and receive assistance from legal staff before collecting the prize.

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How long do I have to claim a prize?

Depending on the state in which the ticket was purchased, Mega Millions players have between 180 days and one year to claim their winnings. Using a lottery concierge service means that customers don’t have to worry about missing out on prizes as they will be paid automatically, and you will be given assistance if required to come and claim bigger prizes.

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What are the tax requirements for Mega Millions winners?

Mega Millions winnings are always subject to federal and/or state taxes. The jackpot is advertised to represent an annuity which is paid out over 30 years, so the cash equivalent is always smaller. Players should contact an expert in international tax law in the case of a big win.

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Will I have to pay a fee on any prizes I might win?

No. The lottery messenger service covers operating costs by charging a small amount per ticket to cover the costs of running the site, rather than reducing any winnings you might receive. If you win a Mega Millions prize you will receive the full value of the winnings, subject to whatever taxes may be applicable.

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