Florida "Mega Money" Lotto game information:

The "Mega Money" Lotto 4-of-44 plus "Mega Ball" 1-of-22
The newest game from the Florida Lottery was created to honor the Lottery's tenth anniversary in 1998.

Sales began Thursday, February 19, 1998. The first drawing occurred Wednesday, February 25, 1998. After eighteen draws the game was suspended.

On June 1st, 1999 the Florida Lottery reinstated the game.

Drawings are held on Tuesday and Friday nights at 11:15pm Eastern Time. You can play "Mega Money" Lotto through our web site until 2:00PM Eastern Time the day of the drawing. This gives us sufficient time to purchase your Florida "Mega Money" Lotto tickets prior to the drawing and confirm the purchase of your tickets. You are the sole owner of each ticket we have purchased at a state licensed Florida Lotto retailer on your behalf.

Mega Money Lotto players pick four numbers from 1 to 44 plus a Mega Ball number from 1 to 22. Players matching the Mega Ball number will win a free QuickPick ticket valid for the next draw date. Cash prizes are paid in seven other prize categories. The odds of winning the Florida "Mega Money" Lotto jackpot are approximately 1 in 2.9 million. See prize structure for more details and odds of winning a prize.

The Florida Mega Money jackpot starts at $500,000 and can grow to up to $2,000,000 if there is no jackpot winner. Once at $2 million the top prize category rolls down and increases the payouts in the six lower prize categories. The advertised jackpot amount reflects the "annuity option". The prize is paid in 20 annual installments. If the jackpot winner chooses to receive one lump sum payment "cash option" the prize will be approximately half the advertised jackpot. The jackpot prize must be claimed within 60 days of the drawing in order to select the "cash" option. Is the jackpot prize claimed later, the annuity payout will take effect automatically. Winning Florida "Mega Money" Lotto tickets are valid for 180 days. Please see the "Game Help" on how to claim winning tickets.

Florida "Mega Money" Lotto prizes and odds:
Match Odds Estimated Prize Estimated rolldown Prize
4 of 4 + Mega Ball 1:2,986,522 $500,0000 N/A
4 of 4 1:142,215.33 $1,200 $2,400
3 of 4 + Mega Ball 1:18,665.76 $350 $700
3 of 4 1:888.85 $50 $100
2 of 4 + Mega Ball 1:638.15 $25 $50
2 of 4 1:30.39 $2 $4
1 of 4 + Mega Ball 1:76 $3 $6
Mega Ball 1:32.68 free ticket N/A
Overall 1:12.58    

All prizes above are estimates only. Florida "Mega Money" Lotto is a pari-mutual game. All cash prizes depend on the dollars wagered and the number of winners in each prize category.