Mega Millions Draw Rules

When you play the Mega Millions game on the Islands Lotto site you are betting on the outcome of the Mega Millions draw. Islands Lotto is not connected or affiliated to the operator of Mega Millions and we are not buying a ticket for these lotteries on your behalf.

These Rules apply when You play the Mega Millions Game. The Islands Lotto Terms and Conditions (the Terms), the Lottery Betting Rules and the Lottery Operator’s Rules apply in addition to these Rules.

  1. 1 Playing Mega Millions
  2. 2 Winnings
  3. 3 Game Closures

Back to Contents 1 Playing Mega Millions

1.1 Mega Millions lottery is managed by Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) and usually takes place on Tuesday and Friday evenings in USA, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

1.2 You can place a Bet on Mega Millions as late as the time announced in the Islands Lotto site before that night’s draw.

1.3 To play Mega Millions, You should fill in the interactive play slip for Mega Millions. Choose 5 numbers from the main pool of 1–70 and 1 further numbers from 1–25. You can also select the Lucky Dip option and this will choose a line for you randomly. Once you have chosen your numbers, select which draw you want to play, either Tuesday or Friday, the number of weeks and press Play.

1.4 Once your bet has been accepted it will be shown as “Confirmed” in Your “Account” section.  If the bet status is “Pending” your bet has not been placed, if your bet remains in a pending state for more than five minutes contact Islands Lotto Support.

Back to Contents 2 Winnings

How to Win Mega Millions

2.1 If Your Mega Millions Bet matches any of the Prize categories in the table in 2.2 below, You will win a Prize in the highest relevant Prize category, subject to these Rules, the Terms and the Lottery Operator’s Rules.

2.2 Prize Categories and Odds of Winning

Prize Categories Approximate Odds of Winning
Jackpot Match 5 + Megaball 1 : 302,575,350
Match 5 1 : 12,607,306
Match 4 + Megaball 1 : 931,001
Match 4 1 : 38,792
Match 3 + Megaball 1 : 14,547
Match 3 1 : 606
Match 2 + Megaball 1 : 693
Match 1 + Megaball 1 : 89
Match Megaball 1 : 37

Calculating Mega Millions Winnings

2.3 After the Mega Millions results are announced, winnings are calculated and transferred to your Player Account. This usually happens within 24 hours of the Draw.

2.4 Islands Lotto calculates the Winnings for each Bet accordingly to section 3 of the Lottery Betting Rules.

2.5 Results can be checked on the Islands Lotto website, and independently via the Mega Millions website.

2.6 Winnings generated by Your Mega Millions Bet will be published in the Islands Lotto website and taken from the operator, after deductions and any applicable administration fees for tiers 1,2,3 and 4. See Lottery Betting RulesAll tiers will displayed in US Dollars.

Payment Process

2.7 Winnings in Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be paid directly to you, after validation, by our betting partner who levy an administration fee see Lottery Betting RulesAll other tiers will be paid by Islands Lotto without an administration fee.

Payout Cap

2.8 The maximum Jackpot that can be won when placing a Bet on Mega Millions through the Islands Lotto site is determined by our underlying insurance, less any administration fee see Lottery Betting RulesIf the Underlying Lottery exceeds this amount, Islands Lotto will only announce the Jackpot cap. This is a pool bet meaning the jackpot is shared if there are multiple winners, see lottery betting rules for example winning illustrations.

Administration Fee

2.9 The Administration fee levied by our betting partner applicable on tiers 1,2,3 and 4 only and equates to 1.25%.

What currency payments are made in

2.10 All Winnings are usually paid in the same currency of your Bet, but may, in our discretion, be paid in an alternative major currency such as Euros, Pound Sterling or US Dollars. Where sums are denoted by a lottery in another currency, we will convert your Draw Winnings into pounds Sterling using the exchange rate provided by our bank on the date determined by us.

Back to Contents 3 Game Closures

3.1 Islands Lotto has the right to announce the closing date and time for the Mega Millions Game at any time. No Bets for this Game will be sold after the closing date and time. The closing date and will be accessible on the Site.