Players choose six numbers (1–70 and 1–25) from two independent pools of numbers or use the "Easy Pick" option.
When a bettor's bets match all six of the winning numbers, the player receives the jackpot.
Winners of the jackpot can opt to receive either a single lump sum payout or thirty annual instalments.
Each of which is five percent larger than the one before it.
On Tuesdays and Fridays, residents of 45 states plus DC and the US Virgin Islands can participate in the Mega Millions lottery.
Each ticket is $2.