DC Mega Millions Numbers
Get the latest winning numbers from Mega Millions, one of the world's most famous lotteries. The record-breaking jackpot starts at $20 million and keeps growing until it's won. With nine ways to win and a second prize of $1 million, this iconic American game is a player favorite - 45 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands participate. For even more excitement, add the Megaplier option to multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times.
Drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday night in Atlanta, Georgia at 11:00 pm ET. Ticket sales close at 10:45 pm ET on draw nights. Check your numbers on this page after the draw to see if you've won a prize.
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How to Play
Choose five white ball numbers from 1 to 70, and one gold Mega Ball number from 1 to 25. Alternatively, mark Quick Pick on your bet slip to have the lottery computer randomly select your numbers. Each play costs $2.
Just the Jackpot is a wager type introduced on October 28, 2017 - it offers the chance to win only the jackpot, without the option to hit the other prize tiers. The cost is $3 for two plays. Add Just the Jackpot to your regular ticket, or play it on its own.
Multi-Draw lets you play your favorite numbers for up to 26 consecutive draws. It's a convenient way to play multiple draws without any hassle. The total cost of your ticket will be $2 per play times the number of draws you select.
Add Megaplier to your play for an extra $1 to multiply any non-jackpot prizes you win by 2, 3, 4 or even 5 times! A Megaplier number is drawn separately during each Mega Millions draw.
DC players will need to purchase their Mega Millions tickets by 10:45 pm ET on Tuesday and Friday. Check your ticket after the draw at 11:00 pm ET to find out if you've won.
Win the jackpot if you match all six numbers drawn - the five white balls in any order, plus the Mega Ball. You'll have a choice of an annuity of 30 yearly payments with an annual percentage increase, or a smaller cash option lump sum payment of the prize money available at the time of the draw.
You must be at least 18 years old to play or claim Mega Millions prizes.
Prizes and Odds of Winning
The table below has details of all nine Mega Millions prize tiers, ranging from $2 up to the jackpot, which often reaches hundreds of millions of dollars. Prizes below the jackpot are fixed cash values, which are multiplied with the Megaplier add-on.
|Prize Tier||Odds of Winning||Prize Amount|
|Match 5 + Mega Ball||1 in 302,575,350||Jackpot|
|Match 5||1 in 12,607,306||$1,000,000|
|Match 4 + Mega Ball||1 in 931,001||$10,000|
|Match 4||1 in 38,792||$500|
|Match 3 + Mega Ball||1 in 14,547||$200|
|Match 3||1 in 606||$10|
|Match 2 + Mega Ball||1 in 693||$10|
|Match 1 + Mega Ball||1 in 89||$4|
|Match 0 + Mega Ball||1 in 37||$2|
|Overall odds of winning a Mega Millions prize are 1 in 24|
DC-Area Mega Millions Jackpot Winners
The DC area has produced numerous Mega Millions jackpot winners over the years - here are the top five biggest prizes.
$239 million: The largest prize ever won in Virginia went to J.R. and Peggy Triplett of Winchester on February 20, 2004. The couple chose the cash option of over $141 million.
$218.6 million: “The Three Amigos,” a trio of education workers from Milford Mill, Baltimore County, Maryland, shared a record-breaking $656 million prize with two other winners in Illinois and Kansas on March 30, 2012. The Maryland friends opted for the lum sum of $158 million.
$207 million: An anonymous winner who purchased their ticket in La Plata, Maryland, split a $414 million jackpot with a Florida couple on March 18, 2014.
$200 million: Shenandoah, Virginia resident Steve Williams hit this awesome jackpot on October 16, 2009.
$153 million: Steven Peloquin of Mechanicsville, Virginia won this amazing prize on July 21, 2015 with a lucky ticket purchased in Milton, Pennsylvania.
How to Claim a DC Mega Millions Prize
DC Lottery players have 180 days from the winning draw date to claim a Mega Millions prize. After that time, the prize expires.
If you purchased your ticket in the District of Columbia, you have a number of options to claim depending on how much you've won, including by mail, at a retailer or Retailer Plus location or the DC Lottery's Prize Center at 2235 Shannon Place, SE.
Lottery wins of any value are income, and amounts above $5,000 are subject to Federal and District tax withholdings.
For more information, please see the Where to Claim Prizes page.