Exciting Changes Coming To Mega Millions

Lottery players love Mega Millions because it has a good habit of generating HUGE jackpots! SO big, in fact, that in March 2012, a Mega Millions jackpot reached a whopping $656 million. This famous American lottery will be undergoing some changes. Keep reading to know what changes you can expect. Not only will it be more fun to play, but you'll stand a better chance of landing an amazing prize and playing for record jackpots!


Mega Millions Game Changes


“Mega Millions is one of the top lottery games in the country. Players prefer games with ever-larger jackpots, so the time was right nationally, and here in Idaho, to introduce these game enhancements,” says Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson. 

This October, Mega Millions will be going head to head with Powerball to see who can reach the biggest jackpot in the world. You can only imagine the competitive spirit of Mega Millions after Powerball smashed its record in 2016. You see, Mega Millions held the record for 3 years as the biggest jackpot in the world until Powerball smashed it in 2016 with a $1.6 billion draw. Mega Millions wants to overtake Powerball and reclaim the throne! 

You can look forward to the following exciting changes taking effect on the 31st of October, 2017:


Bigger starting jackpots

The current starting jackpot is set at $15 million. This is all going to change when the minimum starting amount will be changed to $40 million! 


Much bigger prizes 

With these new changes, online lottery players can once again look forward to becoming a BILLIONAIRE, and not just a millionaire. 

The minimum guaranteed jackpot amount will increase from $15 million to $40 million as mentioned above. This will ensure even BIGGER Mega Millions jackpots to soon rival that of Powerball’s. 


Better odds for second-tier prizes

The chances of you scooping a second-tier prize increase from 1 in 18 million to 1 in 12 million. 


Third-tier prizes will be much more

The prize in this tier increases significantly from $5,000 to $10,000. Due to this change, it means other prize tiers will also double in value. This incredible prize tier adjustment will make the Mega Millions lottery a force to be reckoned with! 


More Mega Balls to choose from 

The introduction of a bigger range of Mega Balls means bigger prizes but it also means it will be slightly harder to hit the jackpot. Mega Millions had to strike a balance somewhere. It wouldn’t be possible for them to make it easier to win big consolation prizes as well as winning jackpots. 

The range of Mega Balls has therefore increased from 15 to 25. They haven’t made this change to the main numbers, though. So that’s the good news!

Here is a summary of all the game changes: 


  Current Rules            
New Rules from October 28, 2017         
Main numbers                 
5 from 1 - 75 5 from 1 - 70
Megaball 1 from 1 - 15 1 from 1 - 25
Starting jackpot $15 million $40 million
Match 5 + 1 (Jackpot) 1 in 258,890,850 1 in 302,575,350
Match 5 + 0 (Second Tier prize) 1 in 18,492,204 1 in 12,607,306
  $1 million prize $1 million prize
Match 4 + 1 (Third tier prize) $5,000 $10,000
Match 4 + 0 (Fouth tier prize)
$500 TBD
Match 3 + 1 (Fifth tier prize)
$50 $200
Match 3 + 0 (Sixth tier prize) $5 $10
Match 2 + 1 (Seventh tier prize)
$5 $10
Match 1 + 1 (Eighth tier prize) $2


Match 0 + 1 (Ninth tier prize)
$1 $2


We hope you’re as excited as we are for the new and improved Mega Millions!

We’re going to be seeing some MASSIVE jackpots, for sure! 

This post was written by
Jason L - who has written 2956 articles

Posted by Debashish D (19/10/2017)

Looking forward to the changes. Thank you PHL / Mega Millions team for this opportunity.

Posted by PRADIP (19/10/2017)

yes, MEGA MILLIONS has also mega winning chances.

Posted by PRADIP (21/10/2017)

changes is also welcome, but winning by me is necessary.

Posted by Zeljko (21/10/2017)

Very nice. Hope I will win some on mega millions.

Posted by PRADIP (23/10/2017)

if i won mega jackpot, then that will be mega news in my life.

Posted by John (23/10/2017)

Just make it harder to win more tickets you buy the less you win

Posted by Maurice (24/10/2017)

I like it

Posted by PRADIP (24/10/2017)

changes also welcome, if price reduce , then poor people can invest frequently.

Posted by PRADIP (31/10/2017)

congratulations to management.

Posted by PRADIP (2/11/2017)

when i will won 1 m $ then it will be more excitement to me.

Posted by Ildefonso (3/11/2017)


Posted by PRADIP (3/11/2017)

today just i have purchase "MEGA MILLIONS TICKET", i must win this J A C K P O T !!

Posted by Zeljko (4/01/2018)

Mega Millions is pretty high now, hope I will finally won something.

Posted by Zeljko (22/01/2018)

I played something more but I did not win anything until now. This is the only lottery I newer win anything.

Posted by Leyla (4/02/2022)

Thanks for the info

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