Mega Millions Numbers for Minnesota
The iconic Mega Millions game is one of the most popular American multi-state lotteries, with 45 states participating plus DC and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Minnesota got in on the action in January 2010. There's no cap on how high the jackpot can roll, and it often grows into hundreds of millions of dollars. With nine ways to win and draws twice a week, Mega Millions really brings the excitement.
On this page you'll find the latest winning numbers, plus a game explainer covering how to play, the Megaplier option, the nine prize tiers and chances of winning, how to claim a prize, rules, and history.
For more information on the payouts and prizes from the latest draw just for the State of Minnesota, click the “View Prize Payout” button below.
View Prize Payout for September 18th
How to Play
Each play costs $2, and the fastest way to get started is to let the lottery computer generate your numbers with Quick Pick. You can also select your own lucky numbers.
Simply choose five main numbers from 1-70 and one gold Mega Ball number from 1-25.
Win the jackpot by matching all six of your numbers to the numbers the lottery draws.
Add the Megaplier option to increase non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times for an extra $1 per play. A separate Megaplier number is drawn before each main Mega Millions drawing, and wins below the jackpot are multiplied by that number. Out of 15 balls in the Megaplier pool, five are worth 2X, six are 3X, three are 4X and one is 5X.
Want to play your favorite numbers for up to 14 draws? Just check the multi-draw feature on your playslip. Your cost per play is multiplied by the number of draws you enter.
Prizes and Odds of Winning
Mega Millions offers a total of nine prize tiers - check out the payouts and chances of winning below. Win the jackpot if you match all five main numbers plus the Mega Ball. The second prize, Match 5, is a sweet $1 million for matching the five main numbers.
Scroll down to the second table to see how Megaplier can increase prizes below the jackpot. The non-jackpot prize values will increase if Megaplier is added to the ticket at the time of purchase. Megaplier does not apply to the jackpot.
Jackpot winners have the choice between being paid by annuity or in a single lump sum. The annuity is 30 payments, one of which is made immediately and the rest paid annually over 29 years. Each payment is 5 percent larger than the previous one. The annuity delivers the full advertised jackpot amount, which reflects the value of the prize pool being invested over many years. The cash option is the amount of money that is in the prize pool at the time of the drawing, and is lower than the advertised jackpot value. It is delivered as a one-time payment.
|5 of 5 + Mega Ball||Jackpot||1 in 302,575,350|
|5 of 5||$1,000,000||1 in 12,607,306|
|4 of 5 + Mega Ball||$10,000||1 in 931,001|
|4 of 5||$500||1 in 38,792|
|3 of 5 + Mega Ball||$200||1 in 14,547|
|3 of 5||$10||1 in 606|
|2 of 5 + Mega Ball||$10||1 in 693|
|1 of 5 + Mega Ball||$4||1 in 89|
|Mega Ball Only||$2||1 in 37|
|Overall odds of winning a Mega Millions prize are approximately 1 in 24|
Megaplier Prize Multiplier
If you add Megaplier to your play, any non-jackpot prize is multiplied by the Megaplier number that is drawn before each main Mega Millions draw. There are 15 balls in the Megaplier pool: five are 2X, six are 3X, three are 4X and one is 5X. Here's how different Megaplier numbers increase prizes below the jackpot:
|Match||Prize if Megaplier is:|
(1 in 3)
(1 in 2.5)
(1 in 5)
(1 in 15)
|5 of 5||$2,000,000||$3,000,000||$4,000,000||$5,000,000|
|4 of 5 + Mega Ball||$20,000||$30,000||$40,000||$50,000|
|4 of 5||$1,000||$1,500||$2,000||$2,500|
|3 of 5 + Mega Ball||$400||$600||$800||$1,000|
|3 of 5||$20||$30||$40||$50|
|2 of 5 + Mega Ball||$20||$30||$40||$50|
|1 of 5 + Mega Ball||$8||$12||$16||$20|
|Mega Ball Only||$4||$6||$8||$10|
How to Claim Prizes
Yippee! You've won a Mega Millions prize! Here's how to redeem your winning ticket correctly.
First things first - sign the back of your ticket and store it in a secure location.
Prizes expire, so don't wait too long to claim; the deadline is one year from the date of the winning draw.
The Minnesota Lottery encourages all players with tickets worth $50,000 and under to claim by mail.
Retailers can also cash out tickets worth $599 and below. If you've won $600 and above, you have the option to go to the lottery's Roseville office to receive your check.
If you've been lucky enough to win more than $50,000, you'll need to give the lottery a call to get information on your claiming options.
In Minnesota, wins over $5,000 are subject to 24 percent federal tax withholdings and 7.25 percent state withholdings before the prize is paid. If you don't live in the state, your win is still liable for the 7.25 percent state tax.
For full details, head to the Where to Claim Prizes page.
Players must be at least 18 years of age to purchase a Mega Millions ticket or claim a prize.
Mega Millions History
Mega Millions was originally called The Big Game and launched on September 6, 1996. Six states initially took part. The new lottery gained prominence with a record-setting $363 million jackpot win. After undergoing a name change to The Big Game Mega Millions in 2002, the name eventually was settled as Mega Millions.
Minnesota joined on January 31, 2010 along with 22 other states, following an agreement with Powerball that allowed states to sell tickets for both lotteries. Previously, states had to choose between offering Powerball or Mega Millions tickets.
In October 2017, Mega Millions got a revamp. A higher starting jackpot of $40 million replaced the previous $15 million minimum top prize. Additionally, the main game matrix went down from 75 to 70 numbers and the Mega Ball numbers went up from 15 to 25.
The largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, $1.537 billion, was hit on October 23, 2018. It was also the biggest jackpot ever won by a single ticket worldwide. The lucky winner was a South Carolina woman who has remained anonymous. She chose the cash option payout of $877.7 million.
The Mississippi Lottery was the 47th to join Mega Millions, and state residents lined up outside retailers before sunrise to purchase tickets on the first day of sales, January 30, 2020.