MegaMillions is an iconic multi-state lottery game that gives Virginia players a shot at a jackpot that starts at $20 million and grows from there until someone matches all six numbers to win it. Draws are held twice a week, on Tuesday and Friday nights at 11:00 PM ET. Ticket sales have a break starting at 10:45 PM on draw nights, so complete your purchase early. Keep reading to learn how to play and discover the nine prize tiers plus the odds of winning. Add the Megaplier option to boost any non-jackpot prize won.

How to Play

To start playing MegaMillions in Virginia for your chance to win, just follow these steps:

Check Multi-Draw for the most convenient option to play your numbers for up to 26 consecutive draws on one ticket.

Select Future Draw to play a special upcoming date. Check the Optional Plays box on your playslip and tell the clerk the date you'd like.

Love your numbers and want to play them again? Just request a Repeat play - you can do this up to 20 times.


Players can add the Megaplier option to their MegaMillions ticket to increase the value of any non-jackpot prize won by up to 5 times. The cost of Megaplier is an extra $1 per play.

Here's how it works: a Megaplier number from 2 to 5 is drawn on each MegaMillions draw night before the main numbers. Any prizes below the jackpot that are won will be boosted by the amount of the Megaplier number. For example, if a Megaplier 5X is drawn, the Match 5 prize jumps from $1 million to $5 million!

MegaMillions Prizes and Odds

The table below outlines the nine MegaMillions payout tiers. Match the five white balls plus the gold Mega Ball to take home the top prize, which starts at $20 million and continues rolling until someone wins it. The other prize levels are fixed cash amounts. Here are all the payouts and chances of winning:

Scroll down for examples of how the Megaplier add-on increases the value of a win.

VA MegaMillions Prizes and Odds of Winning
Prize Level Odds Prize
Match 5 + Mega Ball 1 in 292,201,338 Jackpot
Match 5 1 in 11,688,053 $1 million
Match 4 + Mega Ball 1 in 913,129 $50,000
Match 4 1 in 36,525 $100
Match 3 + Mega Ball 1 in 14,494 $100
Match 3 1 in 579 $7
Match 2 + Mega Ball 1 in 701 $7
Match 1 + Mega Ball 1 in 91 $4
Mega Ball only 1 in 38 $4
Overall odds of winning a MegaMillions prize are 1 in 24.87.

Megaplier Prize Examples

Add the Megaplier option to your ticket and any non-jackpot prize value will be increased by up to 5x, depending on the Megaplier number drawn. Check the table below to see how much Megaplier can boost each prize level:

VA MegaMillions Megaplier Prizes
Prize Level 2x Megaplier 3x Megaplier 4x Megaplier 5x Megaplier
Match 5 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000
Match 4 + Mega Ball $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000
Match 4 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500
Match 3 + Mega Ball $400 $600 $800 $1,000
Match 3 $20 $30 $40 $50
Match 2 + Mega Ball $20 $30 $40 $50
Match 1 + Mega Ball $8 $12 $16 $20
Match 0 + Mega Ball $4 $6 $8 $10