When is Mega Millions Drawn?

#Mega Millions of drawings happen at 11: 00 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays. You can watch the live drawing via television on FOX59, among other channels, or check out the Mega Millions YouTube channel.

You have a one in 302.6 million chance of taking home the Mega Millions Jackpot. Considering the chances of dating a supermodel are 1 in 88,000, you can see how far-fetched it is to think you can win the Mega Millions jackpot. And yet, people have won this coveted prize time and time again, with one couple taking home a whopping $1.05 billion. According to Megamillions.com, so far, there have been over 17.8 million winning tickets at all prize levels, including 31, $1 million prizes.

So, how do you win Mega Millions?

The first step is to buy a Mega Millions ticket. In Indianapolis and other states across the country, you can get Mega Millions tickets at gas stations, convenience stores, supermarkets, and even online. Each ticket will cost you $2, and you can get a multiplier for an extra dollar. Ticket sales close between 10 pm and 10:45 pm on drawing nights and tickets sold cannot be cancelled or exchanged.

How to Play Mega Millions

Ideally, you play the Mega Millions when buying the ticket. There are two ways to do this;
Pick 5 numbers from 1-70, and one number from 1-25.
Let the computer generate the numbers for you at the checkout point.
To win the jackpot, you need 5 matching numbers from 1-70 and one number from the 1-25 category. This means you have six matching numbers in total. The jackpot amount is not set, and it depends on how much it has grown since the last time somebody won.

Other ways to win the Mega Millions include;

•    5 + 0 = $1 million
•    4 + 1 = $10,000
•    4 + 0 = $500
•    3 + 1 = $200
•    3 + 0 = $10
•    2 + 1+ $10
•    1 + 1 = $4
•    0 + 1 = $2


The megaplier is a number that lets you as the player multiply your winnings by two, three, four, or even five times. It only costs an extra dollar, but the consequences could be huge if you win. For example, if you win $1 million and the megaplier number is 5, your prize money will be $5 million. Unfortunately, the megaplier is announced on the draw night, so it’s not possible to know what it is until then.

Play Options

Selecting different numbers every time you buy tickets or letting the computer choose for you is not always ideal. This is why you are given several options to make your work easier;

If you have favorite numbers you would like to play with several times, choose a Multi-Draw ticket. This means the same numbers will play different draws up to 26 times, but you still have to pay for all the draws. Alternatively, you can have the same numbers printed on different tickets.

Have a special date in mind? You can buy a future draw date. Mark the Optional Plays Box on your payslip and let your clerk know which future date you choose.

When are Mega Millions drawn?

Once you have your ticket(s) at hand, it’s important to watch the draw to see if your numbers match the winning numbers. Mega Millions draw happens every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 pm Eastern Time. Watch the draw on your television on Fox59 or follow the Mega Millions YouTube channel for updates. While the chances of winning that huge jackpot are extremely rare, you have a one in 24 chance to win any of the other eight categories, and that’s not too shabby.