Mega Millions: Drawing Time, Jackpot Information, How to Win and More

Mega Millions crosses the $1 billion mark for the third time in jackpot history

Mega Millions, one of the two major lottery games in the United States, offers a shot at the jackpot in 45 different states and territories.

Here's what you need to know about the next Mega Millions drawing

When is the drawing? The Mega Millions drawing takes place every Tuesday and Friday night at 10 p.m. Central time.

How do you win Mega Millions? Players can have five numbers randomly generated in Mega Millions, or they can choose their own five numbers between 1 and 70.

If the player matches all five of their numbers and the "Mega Ball", they walk away with the jackpot in the draw.

If a player matches all five numbers but not the "Mega Ball," then they would win $1 million, according to officials.

The player will receive a $10,000 reward for matching the "Mega Ball" with four numbers.

Matching four numbers without the "Mega Ball" awards the player $500.