$400 Million Mega Millions Jackpot Largest in Mega Millions History!
Tonight’s estimated $400 million MEGA MILLIONS jackpot is the second-largest jackpot in MEGA MILLIONS history, the fifth-largest ever in North America.  The cash option for the estimated $400 million MEGA MILLIONS jackpot is $216.4 million.  The largest MEGA MILLIONS jackpot was $656 million won on March 30, 2012.

Players pick five white balls and one Mega Ball when filling out a play slip or they can choose the Quick Pick option where the computer chooses their numbers.  There are nine ways to win with MEGA MILLIONS. 

-  Match 5 + Mega Ball = $400 Million        
-  Match 5 + No Match = $1,000,000
-  Match 4 + Mega Ball = $5,000

-  Match 4 + No Match = $500

-  Match 3 + Mega Ball = $50

-  Match 3 + No Match = $5

-  Match 2 + Mega Ball = $5

-  Match 1 + Mega Ball = $2

-  No Match + Mega Ball = $1

If a player chooses to take the annuity payment, it would be paid out with one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments, each payment 5% larger than the previous one.  

Tickets for tonight’s MEGA MILLIONS drawing are just $1 each and can be purchased at any of the Kentucky Lottery’s retailers.  The drawings take place at 10:58 p.m. ET/9:58 p.m. CT on Tuesdays and Fridays.  MEGA MILLIONS is played in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.                                                   

KENTUCKY LOTTERY ENCOURAGES RESPONSIBLE PLAY

The Kentucky Lottery is reminding everyone to PLAY RESPONSIBLY!  We encourage responsible play and our players NOT to spend more than they can afford.  Keep it in perspective because the odds of winning the MEGA MILLIONS jackpot are very high, about one in 259 million.