Mega Millions Ca – Winning Ways to be a Mega Millionaire

Match Prize Winners
(4/6/2012 Drawing)
          +   JACKPOT 0
         $250,000 9
        +   $10,000 30
       $150 1,632
      +   $150 1,669
    +   $10 27,354
     $7 88,870
  +   $3 156,349
 $2 283,944
Total Number of winners: 559,857



  • The colored squares above indiciate how many numbers drawn match the numbers on your ticket.
  • White squares – The first five numbers on your ticket can match with any of the first five numbers drawn, in any order.
  • Gold squares – The Mega Ball number on your ticket can only match with the Mega Ball number drawn (not with one of the first five numbers).
  • Except for the jackpot, all of the prizes listed above are fixed prize amounts, regardless of the size of the jackpot.

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Step 1: Find

Find a MEGA Millions retailer close to home or buy online,work or your favorite coffee shop. With more than 20,000 California Lottery retail locations, a place to play is never too far away.

Step 2: Pick

Pick five lucky numbers from 1 to 56 and one MEGA number from 1 to 46 on a MEGA Millions playslip.

Or, play randomly generated numbers with Quick Pick®.

One playslip can hold up to five plays using your lucky numbers and you may play as many playslips as you like.

To play the same numbers for consecutive draws, just mark Advance Play®.

Quick Pick

Use Quick Pick for a fast play. You can select Quick Pick for your first five numbers, the one MEGA number or all six numbers and the computer will randomly generate numbers for you.

With Quick Pick you can purchase up to ten plays on a single playslip.

Advance Play

Advance Play allows you to play multiple draws with one purchase.

You can play 2 to 8, 16, or 20 consecutive draws on one playslip by marking the Advance Play box.

Note: Make sure to mark your numbers with either blue or black ink. And if you make a mistake, don’t erase. Just mark the VOID box.

Step 3: Buy

Give your playslip to the store clerk along with $1 for each play to receive a MEGA Millions ticket, which is your receipt.

Your ticket displays your numbers for each play, the draw date and the dollar amount paid.

Please check the accuracy of your numbers carefully and sign the back of your ticket. MEGA Millions tickets can’t be cancelled – all sales are final.
Step 4: Imagine

Millions of dollars are won every year by Californians just like you. And a ticket, plus a little luck, is all you need to go from Lottery player to Lottery winner. So start making your millionaire wish list and imagine what a buck could do. Today might just be your lucky day.

Step 5: Check

To see if you’ve won, find winning numbers here on the website, and watch a recording of the draw. Or, scan the barcode on your ticket at a Lottery retailer.

MEGA Millions draws occur every Tuesday and Friday right after draw entry closes at 7:45p.m. PT.

MEGA Millions Odds

Win a prize by just matching the MEGA number or hit it big by matching all 5 numbers plus the MEGA number. With two draws every week and multiple ways to win, MEGA Millions is anyone’s game.

Match Odds 1 in
All 5 of 5 and Mega 175,711,536
All 5 of 5 3,904,701
Any 4 of 5 and Mega 689,065
Any 4 of 5 15,313
Any 3 of 5 and Mega 13,781
Any 3 of 5 306
Any 2 of 5 and Mega 844
Any 1 of 5 and Mega 141
None of 5, Only Mega 75
Overall odds of winning 39.89

How to Claim Your Prize

Sign the back of your ticket and take it to an authorized lottery sales agent for validation. If you win a prize greater than $599, you may need to complete a claim form and send it to the state’s lottery commission.

Winning tickets are subject to validation and must be claimed in the state in which they were purchased. The period in which you must claim your winning ticket varies by state:

Arizona 180 days
Arkansas 180 days
California 1 year
Colorado 180 days
Connecticut 180 days
Delaware 1 year
Georgia 180 days
Idaho 180 days
Illinois 1 year
Indiana 180 days
Iowa 1 year
Kansas 1 year
Kentucky 180 days
Louisiana 180 days
Maine 1 year
Maryland 182 days
Massachusetts 1 year
Michigan 1 year
Minnesota 1 year
Missouri 180 days
Montana 180 days
Nebraska 180 days
New Hampshire 1 year
New Jersey 1 year
New Mexico 90 days
New York 1 year
North Carolina 180 days
North Dakota 180 days
Ohio 180 days
Oklahoma 180 days
Oregon 1 year
Pennsylvania 1 year
Rhode Island 1 year
South Carolina 180 days
South Dakota 180 days
Tennessee 180 days
Texas 180 days
U.S. Virgin Islands 1 year
Vermont 1 year
Virginia 180 days
Washington 180 days
Washington, D.C. 1 year
West Virginia 180 days
Wisconsin 180 days

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