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How to Play Mega Millions®


Pick 5 of 75 and 1 of 15

mega millions playslip

  1. Each play costs $1 for each draw.

  2. On a play slip, use blue or black pen to select 5 numbers from 1 through 75 on the upper section and 1 number from 1 through 15 on the lower section. You may also ask for a Quick Pick or  mark the "QP" box on one or both sections of the play slip and let the Lottery terminal randomly select your numbers for you. You may play up to 5 panels on a play slip.

  3. Check the play slip for accuracy and present to a Lottery Agent for processing. Important: It is the player's responsibility to check the tickets for accuracy prior to leaving the retail location. Please sign your ticket immediately to show ownership. 

  4. There are no cancellations allowed in Vermont Mega Millions®.

  5. Drawings are held Tuesday and Friday evenings.

  6. If you make an error, mark the Void box for that play.

  7. Players who mark the Megaplier® box pay an extra $1 for each and every play and/or additional draw, and those who win a prize, except the Jackpot, will receive an amount equal to the prize multiplied by the Megaplier® number selected for that drawing. The Megaplier number will be chosen from a field of 15 numbers according to the following frequency: 6 number 5's, 3 number 4's, 4 number 3's and 2 number 2's.

    You may purchase a Mega Millions® ticket until 9:50 pm on the evening of the draw. The winning numbers drawing will be broadcast on WCAX-Channel 3 at approximately 11:00 pm every Tuesday and Friday.

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Quick Pick

Mark the QUICK PICK (QP) box on a Mega Millions play slip for each play to let the computer terminal randomly pick your numbers. You can select QUICK PICK for any or all of the 5 numbers in the upper panel and/or the 1 number in the lower panel.

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Multiple Draws

For your convenience, you may purchase a ticket good for up to 20 draws by marking the number of draws under the "Multi Draw" column. Total ticket cost will depend on the number of panels and draws you play and if you select the Megaplier option. The maximum value of a single Vermont Mega Millions ticket shall not exceed $100.

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Mega Millions® Matches, Prizes and Odds (based on a $1 play).

Match Prize Amount** Approximate Average Odds
5 of 5 + Mega Ball Jackpot* 1:258,890,850
5 of 5 $1,000,000 1:18,492,204
4 of 5 + Mega Ball $5,000 1:739,688
4 of 5 $500 1:52,835
3 of 5 + Mega Ball $50 1:10,720
3 of 5 $5 1:766
2 of 5 + Mega Ball $5 1:473
1 of 5 + Mega Ball $2 1:56
0 of 5 + Mega Ball $1 1:21

Overall odds of winning a prize are approximately 1:14.7

*If there are multiple winners of the Jackpot on any given drawing, the prize money will be divided equally among all the winners. The jackpot prize shall be paid at the election of the player no later than 60 days after the player becomes entitled to the prize with either a per winner annuity or one-time cash payment. Annuity Option winners will be paid in 30 annual installments unless otherwise indicated by the Commission.

**Subject to published Multi-State Lottery Association Rules, the prize amounts indicated here may be modified.

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Vermont Mega Millions Megaplier®

For an extra $1 per play, you can multiply your Mega Millions prize by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times the original prize amount (for all prizes except the jackpot). Mark the Megaplier box on your play slip or ask the clerk to add the Megaplier option. If selected, “MEGAPLIER YES” will appear on the ticket. For each draw, a number from 2 to 5 is randomly selected as the Megaplier number.

For an extra $1: Mega Millions with Megaplier 

Match Prize Multiplier = 2 Multiplier = 3 Multiplier = 4 Multiplier = 5
5 of 5 + Mega Ball Jackpot* - - - -
5 of 5 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000
4 of 5 + Mega Ball $5,000 $10,000 $15,000 $20,000 $25,000
4 of 5 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500
3 of 5 + Mega Ball $50 $100 $150 $200 $250
3 of 5 $5 $10 $15 $20 $25
2 of 5 + Mega Ball $5 $10 $15 $20 $25
1 of 5 + Mega Ball $2 $4 $6 $8 $10
0 of 5 + Mega Ball $1 $2 $3 $4 $5

* Megaplier does not apply to the Jackpot.

The odds of a 2 being selected are 1:7.5, the odds of a 3 being selected are 1:3.75, the odds of a 4 being selected are 1:5, and the odds of a 5 being selected are 1:2.5.

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Important!

Check your ticket(s) carefully. Be sure your ticket accurately reflects the numbers you want to play. Your play slip does not constitute evidence of a ticket purchase or of numbers selected.

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Cancellation Policy

Mega Millions cannot be cancelled.

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How to Find Winning Numbers

Winning numbers may be viewed by visiting VTLottery.com . Winning numbers are also available at Vermont Lottery agent locations (where Mega Millions is sold) following the draw, or by calling 1-800-322-8800 (VT only) or 1-802-479-5686.

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How to Claim Your Prize

  • Sign the back of your Mega Millions ticket in the space provided. YOU MUST PRESENT THE TICKET TO CLAIM A PRIZE.
  • If your prize is less than $500, take your winning ticket to any Vermont Lottery agent location where Mega Millions is sold for validation and payment.
  • If your prize is $500 or more, obtain a Claim Form from a Vermont Lottery agent location where Mega Millions is sold. Follow the instructions on the Claim Form to submit your claim.
  • Any prize can be claimed at the Vermont Lottery. Cash prizes up to $5,000 can be claimed at any People's United Bank in Vermont. Claim Forms are available at the Vermont Lottery and at any People's United Bank. Upon winning the jackpot the player may choose, following ticket validation, either the annuity payment option or the cash payment option. Cash or annuity payment choice must be made within 60 days of validating a winning ticket at Vermont Lottery headquarters.
  • IMPORTANT: All prizes must be claimed within one (1) year of the winning draw date on the ticket.

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