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How to play mega millions

                             To play Mega Millions, follow these steps:

1. Find an authorized retailer:

Locate a licensed lottery retailer in a participating state or jurisdiction where Mega Millions is offered. You can find a list of participating states on the official Mega Millions website.

2. Get a playslip:

Once you’re at the retailer, ask for a playslip. This is a paper form that you can use to mark your number selections. Alternatively, you can ask for a Quick Pick ticket, which will have randomly generated numbers.

3. Choose your numbers:

On the playslip, select five numbers from a pool of 1 to 70. These will be your main numbers. Then, select one additional number, called the Mega Ball, from a pool of 1 to 25. Alternatively, if you prefer a random selection, mark the Quick Pick box on the playslip.

4. Decide on the number of drawings:

Indicate how many consecutive drawings you want to enter with the same set of numbers. You can play for a single drawing or multiple drawings in advance, up to a maximum of 30.

5. Pay for your ticket:

Hand your completed playslip to the retailer and pay the required amount for your ticket. The cost per play varies depending on the jurisdiction. Make sure to double-check your ticket for accuracy before leaving the retailer.

6. Keep your ticket safe:

Once you have your ticket, store it in a safe place. It is your proof of purchase and the only way to claim any potential winnings.

7. Check the drawing results:

Tune in to the official Mega Millions drawing, which takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 PM Eastern Time. You can also check the winning numbers on the official Mega Millions website, through lottery apps, or by checking local news sources.

8. Claim your winnings:

If your ticket matches the winning numbers, congratulations! You must claim your prize within the specified timeframe set by the lottery organization in your jurisdiction. Follow the instructions provided by the lottery organization to claim your winnings. This may involve filling out a claim form and providing identification.

Remember to familiarize yourself with the specific rules and regulations of the lottery organization in your jurisdiction, as they may vary slightly. Good luck!