Megabucks is the Oregon draw game that boasts a $1 million starting jackpot that grows until someone wins it! This OR-exclusive game has created over 240 millionaires. Win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers drawn.
With three draws per week, every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 7:29 PM PT, there are plenty of chances to win. On drawing days, there is a draw break from 7:29-7:30 PM when you cannot purchase or validate tickets.
How to Play
For just $1, you'll get two sets of numbers ($0.50 per game). You can play up to a maximum of ten games for $5.
Another ticket option is the Jackpot Trio, which offers plenty of chances to win the largest Oregon Lottery prizes. For the reduced price of $5, you'll receive a Quick Pick ticket each for Mega Millions ($2 value), Powerball ($2 value), and Megabucks ($1 value).
Each Megabucks play slip contains 10 game boards with letters A through J. For each game you want to play, choose six different numbers from a total of 48 on the game board. You can also ask the retailer for a Quick Pick to have your numbers randomly generated by the terminal.
You can also add the Kicker multiplier option, which offers the chance at bigger prizes if you match three of six, four of six, or five of six winning numbers. If you match four or five numbers, you win four times as much. Match three numbers and you'll win $4. Kicker costs an extra $1 for every $1 Megabucks play.
If you'd like to play your lucky numbers in future games, you can save yourself the extra trips by purchasing consecutive drawings. If you buy 26 consecutive drawings, you'll get a discounted price of $25. Using a game slip, you can play your numbers for the following number of future draws: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 20 or 26. At a lottery terminal, you can play one through 24 or one through 26 advance games.
Prizes and Odds of Winning
During each draw, six winning numbers out of 48 are randomly selected.
If you match all six numbers, you win the jackpot. You can choose to receive your prize as an annuity paid out in equal installments over 30 years, or receive half the advertised value as a single lump sum.
Below are the prizes you win if your numbers match the winning numbers drawn, and the odds in each prize tier.
The Kicker column shows each prize level with the multiplier added.
|6||Jackpot* (minimum $1,000,000)||1 in 6,135,756||Kicker does not apply to jackpot|
|5||Pari-mutuel** est. $800||1 in 24,348.49||Prize times 4|
|4||Pari-mutuel** est. $40||1 in 475.34||Prize times 4|
|3||Free Quick Pick ticket||1 in 26.98||$4|
|Overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 25.53.
*Win or share the jackpot.
**The value of pari-mutuel prizes are based on number of tickets sold and number of winners.