How Canadians Can Get Tickets for the US Mega Millions Jackpot?

How to play Mega Millions Lottery US in Canada

Mega Millions draw of millions of US dollars is not only limited to Americans. As a Canadian, you can also take part in this lottery and access it online or physically as you cross the border and have a ticket to play the game. Mega Millions have lots of players across the globe and especially Canadians love this game because they often have a profitable experience bringing US dollars into their currency in Canadian dollars.

So to get the US Mega Million lottery ticket you can cross the border to buy tickets, but you’ll have to check the laws of the state you’re visiting. Some states don’t even sell lottery tickets, and the rest have deadlines for purchasing a ticket. For example, Arizona Lottery stops selling tickets two hours before the drawing, while many states sell until 15 minutes before the drawing.

Mega Millions

You cannot buy Mega Millions lotto tickets online yourself. In the US only residents of Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina or North Dakota can buy Mega Millions tickets online from their state lotteries. Residents of New York and Virginia can also buy online subscriptions to the Mega Million lottery.

You can buy online tickets from a third party. But Mega Millions heeds a warning: proceed with caution.

“Mega Millions is not affiliated with and does not endorse any company claiming to sell our tickets around the world, online or otherwise,” the website reads. “If you choose to do business with one of these companies, you do so at your own risk.”

Several independent ticket-purchasing services sell lottery tickets to people around the world.

Two online sites that most Canadians prefer to play Mega Millions are Lotto Land and Mutlilotto

When playing at these sites online you can also check the results of the lottery instantly.

Why do Canadians want to play the Mega Millions Lottery?

Mega Millions is the most wanted lottery by Canucks due to many reasons. The first and foremost is the Massive Jackpots prizes it has. The record jackpot at the time of writing was $845 million making it second only to Powerball in terms of the world’s biggest lottery jackpots. With ticket prices from just CAD 4, it’s no surprise that Canadian players love the opportunity to take a shot at nabbing such an enormous prize.

One of the nice extra features on offer from the Mega Millions lottery is the 5x Megaplier feature. For an extra $1.50 all the prize tiers from 2 through 9 are multiplied by 5. That means that while the odds of winning a prize don’t change, the potential rewards have increased exponentially.

The Mega Millions draw takes place on Tuesdays & Fridays at 23:00 (EST), so there are two chances every week to hit that elusive jackpot. We know that winning a lottery is not exactly a simple proposition, but with so many prize tiers there is always a chance of hitting at least a few numbers to get a nice win. And of course, with the MegaPlier option, those smaller tiers can be multiplied by five to make a small win into a big one!

How to Play Mega Millions?

Mega Millions Lottery ticket

Mega Millions tickets cost US$2.00 per play.

Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 – or select Easy Pick/Quick Pick. You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.

The jackpots start at $40 million and grow by a minimum of $5 million per draw each time the jackpot rolls.

There are a total of nine ways to win a prize in Mega Millions, ranging from the jackpot down to $2

In California all prizes are pari-mutuel, meaning payouts are based on sales and the number of winners. All other Mega Millions states set the 2nd through 9th prizes at pre-determined amounts.

If you win the jackpot the Mega Millions annuity is paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments. Each payment is 5% bigger than the previous one. This helps protect winners’ lifestyles and purchasing power in periods of inflation.
The other option is the cash option which is a one-time, lump-sum payment that is equal to all the cash in the Mega Millions jackpot prize pool.