The draws for the Mega Millions take place every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.
During the drawing procedure, five white balls and one golden Mega Ball are selected at random from a pool containing balls numbered 1 to 70.
There are a total of nine different opportunities to win a reward, and the overall odds of winning anything are one in twenty-four.
The rewards that are up for grabs range anywhere from two dollars to the jackpot, which starts at twenty million dollars.
The grand prize is only awarded to those tickets who correctly predict all five numbers and the Mega Ball.
Tickets that match all five numbers but do not include the Golden Ball will win a reward of one million dollars anyway.