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Tickets for Mega Millions(r), cost $2.00 per play.

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You can choose six numbers from two different pools - five numbers from 1 through 70 (the white balls), and one number between 1 and 25 (the golden Mega Ball).

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Or, you may select Easy Pick/Quick Choose. Match all six winning numbers to win the jackpot.

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The starting jackpot will change based on sales until further notice and will be announced prior to each drawing.

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Mega Millions offers nine different ways to win prizes, starting at the jackpot and ending with $2:

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* All prizes in California are pari-mutuel. This means that payouts are based on sales and the number of winners.

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The 2nd through 9th prizes are set at predetermined amounts by all other Mega Millions states.

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What happens if you win the Jackpot?

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Annuity option The Mega Millions Annuity is paid as one payment and then 29 annual payments. Each payment is 5% larger than the last. This protects the winners' purchasing power and lifestyle during periods of inflation

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Cash option A lump-sum payment equal to the Mega Millions jackpot cash.

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Only the Jackpot

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A special offer known as Just the Jackpot is offered in some states. This exciting new wager type allows jackpot players to only play for the jackpot.

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The player will get two chances to win the jackpot at a cost of $3. Only the Jackpot tickets are eligible for other prize levels.

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Megaplier(r)

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Many states offer Megaplier features to increase non-jackpot prize amounts by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times. It costs $1 extra per play.

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The Megaplier is used to draw the Megamillions numbers on Tuesday and Friday nights