Pari-Mutuel Treatment of Megaplier Prize Categories Two (2) and Three (3):
The expected payout percentage for a Mega Millions Megaplier drawing is 50% of Mega Millions sales. However, because Mega Millions Megaplier pays out fixed prizes, the total prize liability will be above or below 50% of sales, based on the number of winning plays at each prize level. If the base prizes awarded for any Mega Millions drawing meet the Pari-Mutuel criteria of the Mega Millions liability cap (as outlined in the Mega Millions Finance and Operations Procedures) then the Megaplier prizes shall be calculated upon the same Pari-Mutuel basis. Prize Categories Two (2) and Three (3) shall be an amount equal to the Pari-Mutuel prize value multiplied by the Megaplier number selected for that drawing.
The prize payout information for Mega Millions will be updated by Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 12:30AM CT, following scheduled drawings.
Note: Illinois Lottery only reports the payout information for Illinois winners. For payout information of all participating Mega Millions states, please visit www.megamillions.com.
Did You Win?
If you purchased your ticket at an Illinois Lottery retailer, you can determine whether your ticket is a winner by scanning the barcode located at the bottom of the ticket with the scanner on the ticket checker, Illinois Lottery vending machine, or the Illinois Lottery app. Any prize of $600 or less can be redeemed immediately at any Illinois Lottery retailer, subject to onsite fund availability and the individual retailer’s preference.
If you purchased your ticket online, please check your online “My Account” section. Any prize of $600 or less will be automatically added to your online account wallet. However, if such winnings cause your total account balance to exceed $2,000, the winnings will be sent to you via check.
For tickets purchased at an Illinois Lottery retailer or online, any prize over $600 must be claimed by mail or at an Illinois Lottery Claim Center. Prizes of $10,000 or less may also be redeemed through an Illinois Lottery e-Claim. For more information please visit When You Win.