Frequently Asked Questions

When will sales start for the new $2 Mega Millions® game?

Sales start on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The first drawing will be October 31, 2017.
New Mega Millions playslips are available at any Texas Lottery Retailer.

What is new about the game? What are the changes to Mega Millions?

  • New higher starting jackpot $40 Million.
  • New matrix for players to choose their lucky numbers. Players may pick their first five numbers from a matrix of 1 to 70 and their Mega Ball number from 1 to 25.
  • Cost per play is $2
  • Better odds of winning the second-tier $1 Million prize
  • NEW! Just the Jackpot™ wager

What is Just the Jackpot?

Just the Jackpot is a separate wager offering players two chances to win the Mega Millions Grand Prize for $3.

When you play Just the Jackpot, you receive two sets of numbers for $3.

Just the Jackpot wagers are eligible for the Mega Millions Grand Prize ONLY! Just the Jackpot wagers are not eligible to win any other prize (non-Grand Prize) in the Mega Millions game.

Just the Jackpot has a separate playslip from the Mega Millions playslip and will print out on a separate ticket.

Is the Megaplier® feature still available?

Yes. You can still play the Megaplier feature for an extra $1 per playboard and you could increase your non-Grand Prize winnings by 2,3,4 or 5 times and win up to $5 million! Mark the YES box next to MEGAPLIER on your playslip to select this feature for all playboards on the playslip.

Megaplier is not available on Just the Jackpot wagers.

Is the Multi-Draw option still available?

Yes. You can still play the same sets of numbers for up to 10 (ten) draws. Just mark the appropriate MULTI-DRAW box on your Mega Millions or Just the Jackpot playslip.

When are the Mega Millions drawings?

Mega Millions drawings will remain the same. Drawings are broadcast each Tuesday and Friday at 10:12 p.m. CT. Ticket sales are not available during Draw Break, from 9:45 – 10:15 p.m.

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