TALLAHASSEE – MEGA MILLIONS® tickets go on sale today at more than 13,000 Florida Lottery retailers statewide, giving players a second option to play a multi-state, mega- jackpot game. The first MEGA MILLIONS drawing that includes Florida tickets will be held on Friday, May 17, with an estimated jackpot of $190 million.
“I applaud the Florida Lottery for continuing to focus on providing every Florida student the opportunity to get a great education that will lead to success in college or a career,” said Governor Rick Scott. “The Florida Lottery continues to do great work to better the lives of Florida families.”
“Joining MEGA MILLIONS allows the Florida Lottery to offer players the chance to participate in a second multi-state, mega-jackpot game; provide Lottery retailers the opportunity to earn commissions for their business; and generate additional revenue for education,” said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell. “We look forward to sharing more winning moments with our players and seeing the other positive gains MEGA MILLIONS brings to our state.”
MEGA MILLIONS tickets cost $1 per play. Megaplier®, which multiplies non-jackpot prizes, can be added for an additional $1 per play. The jackpot starts at $12 million and rolls over until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the five white ball numbers (1-56) and the golden Mega Ball number (1-46). There are eight other ways to win non-jackpot prizes ranging from $2 to $250,000, or up to $1 million if the ticket includes Megaplier. The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately 1 in 40.
MEGA MILLIONS drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights at 11:00 p.m. ET in Atlanta, GA.
Winning numbers are also available on the Florida Lottery website, at retailers locations statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY. Additionally, players can register on the Lottery’s website to receive winning numbers and other Florida Lottery information via email or text messaging.