Winning a lottery jackpot can change your life forever. In a moment, you can fulfill all of your dreams and live a lavish life.
Even if you lose the top prize, winning the second prize in the lottery jackpot can make you a millionaire. The second prize in the Mega Millions is $1,000,000. Yet, this amount can jump to almost $5,000,000 by utilizing Megaplier.
When you are playing Mega Millions with Megaplier included, you have a chance to multiply the amount of all winning prizes (except the Jackpot).
What Is The Megaplier?
Megaplier is an optional feature available on the MegaMillions lottery ticket, which, if opted for, can increase your non-jackpot prize money. For example, if you select the Megaplier option on your ticket and win a second-tier prize, and the chosen multiplier same was 3: your prize money will be multiplied by three.
The Megaplier has the power to increase your non-jackpot prize money by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times.
On 16 August 2016, Reg Abare from Barre, Vermont, got lucky enough to match the five main numbers and won the second division prize of $1 million. Then, because Reg Abare selected the Megaplier on his lottery ticket (and the chosen multiplier for the draw was 5), he was entitled to a $5 million payout.
How To Add The Megaplier On Mega Million Lottery Tickets:
Mega Million lottery draws happen on television every Tuesday and Friday at 10:59 PM EST. You can buy the Mega Millions lottery ticket from the store up until 15 minutes before the draw takes place on television.
The results are also available in the newspapers, stores, and the official website of Mega Millions.
In order to participate, you have to select five main numbers from one to 70 and one Mega Ball number from one to 25. Also, there is a Megaplier option available on the ticket. Select the box, and that’s it.
It’s important to know that there is an extra cost per line. But, your chances of winning a colossal amount get higher with each additional line.
It’s worth noting that the Megaplier only affects the non-jackpot prizes.
Initially, the first Megaplier was offered in Texas in 2003. Essentially, its function was quite similar to Powerball’s Power Play. By 2010, other states started to feature the same option.
Is the Megaplier worth it?
Though there is a minimal chance of winning the prize, playing Mega Millions with Megaplier can increase your chance of winning an additional $4,00,000. When you compare the small cost with the amount you can win, it seems like a minimal investment.
Across the U.S., there are many examples where the contestants won the second-tier prizes. Then, because they had selected the Megaplier on their ticket at the time of purchase, they increased their prize money drastically.
In 2017, Paul and Norma Fox from Cortlandt, New York, won the second-tier prize as they matched all the five main numbers in the Mega Millions lottery draw. Luckily for them, they had chosen the Megaplier on their ticket and turned their $1 million prize into an enormous amount of $5 million.