Visit any of the nearly 16,000 New York Lottery retailers throughout New York State and pick up a Mega Millions playcard.
EACH PLAYCARD HAS FIVE GAME PANELS
Using a blue or black pen or pencil, fill in your choice of five numbers from 1 to 75 in the upper (pink shaded) section of a game panel and select one MEGA BALL number from 1 to 15 in the lower (white) section of the same game panel for each game you want to play. You can save time by choosing Quick Pick and letting the computer randomly select numbers for you.
DO NOT TRY TO ERASE
If you make a mistake, mark the VOID box for that game and move to the next game.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO CHOOSE CASH OR ANNUITY AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE
You do not need to choose Cash or Annuity at the time of purchase. You can choose at the time of the prize claim or within sixty (60) days after you are entitled to the prize.
YOU CAN PLAY THE SAME NUMBERS FOR MORE THAN ONE DRAW
Use the MULTI DRAWS column to select up to 26 consecutive draws. The cost of each game played is $1.
TURN IN YOUR PLAYCARD
Turn in your playcard to the retailer, and receive a separate ticket for each playcard processed.
MEGA MILLIONS TICKETS CANNOT BE CANCELLED
Check your ticket(s) before leaving the retailer location to verify the numbers and the date printed are correct. Mega Millions tickets cannot be cancelled.
HOW TO PLAY MEGAPLIER
Megaplier is a special feature that allows a winner to multiply the original prize amount. Megaplier players can multiply their Mega Millions prizes by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times (does not include jackpot). The Megaplier number is picked at random before each draw. A player must choose the Megaplier option when they buy their Mega Millions ticket. Selecting the Megaplier option costs an additional $1 per game.
WHEN TO PLAY
You can try your luck seven days a week, 4:00 a.m. until terminals close at 3:30 a.m. or 10:45 p.m. on draw nights when the game closes. To avoid last minute lines, play early.
PLAY IN ADVANCE
You can play your same Mega Millions numbers for up to 13 weeks in advance! With the MULTI DRAWS option on the playcard, you have the ability to use your same numbers for up to 26 consecutive draws. Use this area on the playcard to select 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 15, or 26 consecutive draws. For a number of draws between 1 and 26 not listed, you cannot use a playcard. Ask your retailer to use the Quick Pick option or have your numbers entered manually into the Lottery terminal..
The New York Lottery offers subscriptions to Mega Millions. A Mega Millions subscription form can be downloaded and printed or you can complete a subscription application through the Subscription Center website by clicking here.
All transactions subject to New York Lottery and Gaming Commission rules and regulations. You must be 18 or older to buy a New York Lottery ticket. You must be 21 or older to buy a Quick Draw ticket where alcoholic beverages are served. The information on this website is believed to be accurate. In the event of a discrepancy between the information displayed on this website concerning winning numbers and prize payouts and the information in the official records maintained by the New York Lottery's Drawing Unit, the records maintained by the Drawing Unit shall prevail.