Due to the holiday, The Maryland Lottery offices and Claim Centers will be closed on Monday, February 19th.

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Larger, Faster-Growing Jackpots on the Way for Mega Millions

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Redesigned game improves odds of winning $1 million, increases secondary prizes

Mega Millions now offers larger starting jackpots and bigger average jackpots with faster rolls under a newly designed format that took effect after the drawing on Friday, October 27.

Tickets for the new Mega Millions game are available to purchase as of Saturday, October 28, with the first drawing scheduled for Tuesday, October 31. Players choose five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25.

The game’s new features include the following:

  • $40 million starting jackpots, more than double the old starting jackpot of $15 million.
  • Much better odds of winning the second-tier prize of $1 million and the fourth-tier prize of $500.
  • A $10,000 third-tier prize, double the amount of the old third-tier prize.
  • Doubled prize payouts for the fifth-tier through ninth-tier prizes.

In order to support these changes, the cost of tickets will move from $1 to $2, marking the first change in Mega Millions’ ticket price since 2002. Adding the Megaplier option will still cost an additional $1. Players who add the Megaplier will multiply any prize they win other than the jackpot.

The game’s new features were approved by the group of state lotteries that operates Mega Millions. Tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are conducted in Atlanta at 11 p.m. Eastern Time each Tuesday and Friday and can be viewed on the Mega Millions YouTube channel. Here in Maryland, WBAL-TV in Baltimore televises the drawings at 11:22 p.m.

  • Tyrone

    Actually if they were thinking about John Q they would offer 100 1 million dollar winners when jackpot exceeds 200 million.

  • John Smith

    I agree with all the other negative comments here. Higher price, lower odds, more money going to one person vice spreading it around. I’d rather see 20 $30M jackpots than one $600M jackpot. I stopped playing powerball when it went to $2. Now, I’ve stopped playing megamillions. To borrow a phrase from the Red October movie, “You fools, you’ve killed it!”

  • mdlottery

    The amount of numbers drawn is the same — five white balls and one Mega Ball. But the range of white balls that players are picking from was reduced and the range of Mega Ball numbers was increased. The white balls are now 1 to 70 (previously they were 1 to 75); and the Mega Balls are now 1 to 25 (previously they were 1 to 15).

  • John

    Will Maryland offer the “Just the Jackpot” option with two Megamillions plays for $3?

    • mdlottery

      Tickets for the Mega Millions “Just the Jackpot” option are not being sold in Maryland.

  • shajuane Holmes

    you are so right this will make it harder to win not easier, who do they think they are fooling

  • mdlottery

    We understand your concerns and they have been shared with Lottery officials. We know that players are dreaming of a big win each time they buy tickets, but we did want to take a moment to describe the ways that that the benefits of Lottery revenue are shared. In Fiscal Year 2017, nearly 62% of the revenue generated from Lottery sales went back to players in prize money — an all-time record of almost $1.2 billion, which is an average of nearly $3.28 million per day in prizes.

    Lottery revenue also supported the state’s business community in the form of retailer commissions, which reached a new record of nearly $146 million. Another $525 million was distributed by the Maryland General Assembly to support state programs and services. You can find a breakdown of where the Lottery money goes at the following link:


    • Stacy

      Translation: We need more of your money so we doubled the cost of the ticket and further reduced your odds of winning.

    • ann

      I was surprised the other day when retailer told me its $2. I played mega only coz powerball is expensive. Now I have to stop.

  • Fred Slemaker

    where is the 30 mil from 10/27/2017 ! if the new jack pot starts at 40 mil and the old jack pot was 30 mil that should add up too 70 mil ! so where is the 30 mil at

    • mdlottery

      $10 million was added to the $30 million from the October 27 drawing so that the first Mega Millions drawing under the new structure tonight (October 31) would be at the new starting point of $40 million.

  • rustycontreras1

    I will still be playing/donating $2.00/wk either with Mega or Powerball whichever gives more jackpot price.


    No thanks. Well I won’t be playing anymore. Could of just increased odds for winning and people would of bought more tickets on average. Smh

  • Review the Numbers!

    A higher price per ticket for a lesser chance to win (Overall Probability). I will pass on playing the new Mega Millions like I did with the Powerball price change.

  • T Bone

    HELLO, I see one area where the odds sway in our favor, are you guys kidding me??? this is absolutely ridiculous, and then to insult us and tell us that the odds are inner favor, come on people, I’m DONE

  • ToeKnee

    By addiing 10 bonus balls, the odds of winning are decreased… and the extra $1 doesn’t help. Thanks for becoming PowerBall! NOT HAPPY!