MegaMillions is your (ultra-slim) chance to win many millions of dollars! It is one of the many Illinois Lottery games and multi-state lottery games. If you have questions about any of them, see the Illinois Lottery WebSite or the MegaMillions Lottery WebSite. You can also see information on previous winners and jackpot sizes. The jackpot ranges to $ several hundred million or more. The jackpot rolls over and grows whenever there is no winner. All you have to do is pick five numbers from 1 to 56 and one MEGA number from 1 to 46 and match them to the numbers drawn by the Lottery every Wednesday and Saturday. The odds for all 5 and the MEGA number are 1 in 175,711,536. MegaMillions costs $1 dollar to play and is the game featuring a multi-million jackpot prize. The participating MegaMillions member states are New Jersey, Georgia, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Virginia, Illinois, Ohio, Texas, California and Washington State. In California all prizes are pari-mutuel, meaning payouts are based on sales and the number of winners. All other MegaMillions states set the 2nd through 9th prizes at pre-determined amounts. MEGA Millions draws occur on Tuesday and Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. Central Time, DST or standard, whichever is being observed.