Effective on Saturday, October 19, 2013
  • 1(1) 2Definitions.

    3The following words and 7terms, when used in this rule, have the following meanings, unless the conte20xt clearly indicates otherwise:

    24(a) 25Annuity prize – 28A 29Jackpot 30Prize paid in annual installments.

    35(36b37) 38MEGA MILLIONS Lottery or Lotteries 4344Lotteries that have joined under the MEGA MILLIONS Lottery Agreement; the group of lotteries that has reached a Cross-Selling Agreement with the MUSL Product Group for the selling of the MEGA MILLIONS Game.

    77(c) 78MUSL 79 80The Multi-State Lottery Association84.

    85(86d87) 88Product Group 90 91The group of lotteries that has joined together to offer the MEGA MILLIONS lottery game under the terms of its Cross-Selling Agreement with the MEGA MILLIONS Lotteries, the MUSL 120A121greement and the MUSL MEGA MILLIONS Product Group rules.

    130(131e132) 133Set prize 135 136All prizes except the 140Jackpot 141Prize that are advertised to be paid by a single lump-sum payment and, except as set forth in paragraph (1617162)163(164e165), will be equal to the prize amount establish174ed by MUSL for the prize level.

    181(2) How to Play 185MEGA M187ILLIONS188.

    189(a) 190MEGA MILLIONS 192is a multi-state lottery online 197terminal 198game. In 200MEGA MILLIONS, 202players select five numbers from a field of 210one through 212seventy-five 213and 214one number 216(the “Mega Ball”) 219from a separate field of one through 226fifteen227.

    228(b) Players may make 232their ticket 234selections by marking a play slip or by telling the reta245iler their desired selections. 249There are 251five panels 253on a play slip, each containing an upper play area and a lower play area. Each panel played will cost $2741275.00 per drawing. Players may mark their desired numbers on the play slip by selecting 290five 291numbers in the upper play area and one 299number 300in the lower play are305a 306from each panel played. Players 311may also mark the “QP316 317(Quick Pick) 319box located at the bottom of each play area for the terminal to randomly select 334one or more numbers 338from the 340applicable 341play area343. 344A “Void” box is also located at the bottom of each panel and should be marked by the player if an error was made in his 370or her selections in a panel. 376For each panel played, the first five of the six numbers appearing i389n a single horizontal row on a 396ticket shall be the numbers selected from the upper play area of the play slip, an412d the last number shall be the 419number selected from the lower play area of the play slip.

    430(c) 431For an additional $1.00 per play, p438layers may mark the 442M443egaplier444® 445box to 447multipl448y 449the 450second 451through ninth prizes454. 455M456egaplier 457will apply to all panels 462and advance play marked.

    466(d) Players must use only blue or black ink or pencil for making selections. Play slips must be processed by a retailer in order to obtain a ticket. Retailers also are authorized to manually enter numbers selected by a player.

    506(e) 507Advance Play. 509Players may play up to twenty-six consecutive drawings by using the “advance play” feature. T524o use the advance play feature, players may either mark the number of 537available 538drawings desired in the “Advance Play” section of a play slip or tell the retailer their desired number of consecutive advance drawings. The number of consecutive drawings marked will include the next available drawing and will apply to each panel (A-E) played. 580Advance play is not available with 586Jackpot Combo. 588In the event that a planned change in the MEGA MILLIONS game requires that the number of advance plays available for purchase be reduced to zero before implementation of the change, an advance play countdown schedule will be posted on the Lottery’s website631.

    632(f) 633Jackpot Combo. Players may elect to play “Jackpot Combo” 642by marking the “Jackpot Combo $5” 648box on the play slip 653or 654by telling 656the retailer. 658Players 659will 660receive three (3) Quick Pick tickets 666for the next available drawing 671consisting of one (1) $2.00 FLORIDA LOT678TO® with XTRA ticket, one (1) $2.00 685POWERBALL® ticket and one (1) $1691.00 692MEGA MILLIONS® ticket695. 696Tickets in Jackpot Combo play cannot be player select705ed and cannot be canceled.

    710(3) Drawings.

    712(a) 713MEGA MILLIONS d716rawings shall be conducted two times per week, on 725Tuesdays 726and 727Fridays, 728at 729approximately 73011:00 731p.m732. 733Eastern Time (ET).

    736(b) The Florida Lottery shall not be responsible for incorrect circulation, publication or broadcast of official winning numbers.

    754(4) Determination of Prize Winners.

    759In order for a ticket to be a winning ticket, numbers appearing in a single horizontal row on the ticket must match the official 783winning 784numbers 785in any order for the draw791ing 792date for which the ticket was purchased, in one 801of the following combinations:

    805(a) 806Jackpot 807Prize: Five 809numbers selected from the first set of 816balls plus 818the 819number selected from the second set of balls.

    827(b) 828Second Prize: Five numbers selected from the first set of balls and not 841the number selected 844from the second set of balls.

    850(c) Third Prize: 853Four numbers selected from the first set of balls plus 863the number 865selected from the second set of balls.

    872(d) 873Fourth Prize: Four numbers selected from the first set of balls and not 886the number 888selected 889from the second set of balls.

    895(e) 896Fifth Prize: Three numbers selected from the first set of balls plus 908the 909number 910selected from the second set of balls.

    917(f) 918Sixth Prize: 920Three numbers selected from the first set of balls and not the number selected from the second set of balls.

    940(g) Seventh Prize: 943Two numbers selected from the first set of balls plus the number selected 956from the second set of balls.

    962(h) 963Eighth Prize: One number selected from the first set of balls plus 975the number 977selected from the second set of balls.

    984(i) Ninth Prize: 987No 988numbers selected from the first set of balls and 997the number 999selected 1000from the second set of balls.

    1006(5) Limited to Highest Prize Won. 1012The holder of a winning ticket may win only one prize per 1024p1025lay in connection with the winning numbers drawn, and shall be entitled only to the prize won by those numbers in the highest matching prize category.

    1051(105261053) 1054Odds of Winning.

    1057(a) The odds of winning the prizes described in subsection (4) are as follows:

    10711. 1072Jackpot 1073Prize 1074 10751: 1076258,890,850.00

    10792. Second Prize 1082 10831: 108418,492,203.57

    10873. Third Prize 1090 10911: 1092739,688.14

    10944. Fourth Prize 1097 10981: 109952,834.87

    11015. Fifth Prize 1104 11051: 110610,720.12

    11086. Sixth Prize 1111 11121: 1113765.75

    11147. Seventh Prize 1117 11181: 1119472.95

    11208. Eighth Prize 1123 11241: 112556.47

    11269. Ninth Prize 1129 11301: 113121.39

    1132(b) The overal1135l odds of winning a prize in a MEGA MILLIONS 1145drawing are 1:114814.711149.

    1150(115171152) Prize Pool.

    1155(a) 1156Prize Pool1158. 1159The prize pool for all categories 1165shall consist of up to fifty-five percent 1172of each drawing period’s sales, 1177but may be higher or lower based upon the number of winners at each prize level, as well as the funding required to 1200mee1201t a guaranteed annuity prize.

    1206(1207b1208) 1209Expected 1210P1211rize 1212P1213ayout 1214P1215ercentages. 1216The 1217Jackpot 1218Prize shall be determined on a pari-m1225utuel basis. 1227Except as provided in these rules, all other prizes awarded shall be paid as set prizes with the following expected prize payout percentages:




    1250Approximate Percentage of




    1253Winnings Pool Allocated 1256to

    1257Tickets Containing the Following 1261in a

    1263Single Horizontal Row 







    1272Five first set numbers and the 1278one 1279number 1280of the second set

    1284Jackpot 1285Prize

    1286Jackpot 1287Prize


    1290Five first set numbers 1294and none of the second set

    1300Second Prize



    1307Four first set numbers and the 1313one 1314number 1315of the second set

    1319Third Prize



    1328Four first set numbers 1332and none of the second set

    1338Fourth Prize



    1346Three first set numbers and the 1352one 1353number 1354of the second set

    1358Fifth Prize



    1365Three first set numbers and none of the second set

    1375Sixth Prize



    1382Two first set numbers and the one number of the second set

    1394Seventh Prize



    1401One first set number and the 1407one 1408number 1409of the second set

    1413Eighth Prize



    1420None of the first set numbers and the one number of the second set

    1434Ninth Prize



    1441(1442c1443) 1444Prize money allocated to the 1449Jackpot 1450Prize category will be paid on a pari-mutuel basis, divided equally by the number of plays determined to be winners of the 1472Jackpot 1473Prize.

    1474(1475d1476) 1477The number of plays determined to be winners of the 1487S1488econd through 1490N1491inth 1492P1493rize 1494levels 1495will be paid as set prizes, except as provided in paragraph (150791508)(1509i1510) below. If all or any portion of the set prize pool is not awarded in the current 1528MEGA 1529MILLIONS 1530drawing, that portion of the set prize pool shall be 1540carried forward to subsequent MEGA MILLIONS 1546drawings.

    1547(1548e1549) 1550Any int1552erest or earnings accrued on a 1558set prize prior to prize payment shall accrue to the State of Florida and not to the winner.

    1576(157781578) 1579Jackpot 1580Prize.

    1581(a) 1582The prize money 1585available in the Jackpot Prize 1590p1591ool will be divided equally among all jackpot prize 1600winning plays 1602in all participating lotteries. 1606Jackpot p1608rizes won shall be 1612funded in 1614accordance with the formula set b1620y the 1622MEGA 1623MILLIONS 1624L1625otteries. 1626The minimum guaranteed annuity 1630p1631rize amount is $163515 1636million. 1637If the Jackpot Prize is not won in a drawing, the prize money allocated for the Jackpot Prize shall roll over and be added to the Jackpot Prize p1666ool for the following drawing.

    1671(1672b1673) Players can cho1677ose one of two payment options for receiving their portion of the MEGA MILLIONS 1691Jackpot Prize1693. Payment options are “Cash Option” and “Annual Payment.”

    1702(1703c1704) 1705Jackpot 1706Prize winners have sixty days after the winning draw date to choose between the two payment options. Once the 1725Jackpot 1726Prize winner signs the Winner Claim Form, files a claim and exercises the winner's chosen option, the election of that option shall be final and cannot be revoked, withdrawn or otherwise changed except as provided in paragraph (176481765)(1766j1767) below.

    1769(1770d1771) In order to select the Cash Option, the 1780Jackpot 1781Prize winner must submit his or her ticket for payment within sixty days after the winnin1797g draw date. If the 1802Jackpot 1803Prize 1804winner does not elect the Cash Option within sixty days after the winning draw date, the Annual Payment option will be applied, except as provided in paragraph (183281833)(1834g1835) below.

    1837(1838e) 1839A 1840Jackpot 1841Prize winner who chooses the Cash Option will 1849be paid in a single 1854cash 1855payment, 1856less applicable withholding taxes. 1860The 1861Cash 1862O1863ption amount offered shall be the amount determined by multiplying the annuitized prize amount by a discount value set by 1883the 1884MEGA MILLIONS Lotteries Finance 1888Committee prior to each drawing, 1893divided by the number of total individual winner’s shares for the 1904MEGA MILLIONS game.

    1907(1908f1909) If a 1912Jackpot 1913Prize winner elects the Annual Payment option, his or her share of the 1926Jackpot 1927Prize will be paid in 1932thirty graduated 1934annual installments, each less applicable withholding taxes. 1941The initial payment shall be paid upon completion of internal validation procedures. The subsequent twenty-1956nine 1957payments shall be paid annually to coincide with the month of the Federal auction date at which the bonds were purchased to fund the annuity. 1982Payments shall escalate by a factor of five percent 1991annually, 1992and annual payments shall be rounded down to the nearest even one thousand dollar increment. 2007All such payments shall be made within seven days of the anniversary of the annual auction date. 2024MUSL 2025shall purchase securities through a competitive purchase with a minimum of three primary 2038brokerage firms of its choice.

    2043(2044g2045) If individual 2048winners’ 2049shares of the cash held to fund Annual Payments are less than $250,0002063.00, 2064the Product Group 2067is authorized 2069to pay the winners their share of the cash held in the 2081Jackpot 2082Prize pool.

    2084(2085h2086) Annuitized payment of the 2091Jackpot 2092P2093rize or a share of the 2099Jackpot 2100P2101rize will be rounded 2105to facilitate the purchase of an appropriate funding mechanism. Rounding differences on an annuitized 2119Jackpot 2120P2121rize win shall be added to the first cash payment to the winner or winners. Prizes other than the 2140Jackpot 2141P2142rize, which under this rule may become single-payment, pari-mutuel prizes, will be rounded down so that prizes can be paid in multiples of whole dollars. Rounding differences resulting from rounding these prizes shall be carried forward to the prize pool for the next drawing.

    2186(2187i2188) The Florida Lottery will make the initial and any subsequent payments of a prize upon receipt of funds for such prize from MUSL.

    2212(2213j2214) In the event of the death during t2223he annuity payment period of a MEGA MILLIONS 2231winner who elected the Annual Payment option, the estate of the deceased winner (the “Estate”) may file a petition with the Florida Lottery to accelerate payment of all the remaining 2261prize proceeds to the Estate. 2266Such petition will be forwarded by the Florida 2274Lottery to MUSL for processing.

    2279(2280k2281) Federal income taxes shall be applied and withheld from the prize amount at the time payment is made, pursuant to applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and Code of Federal Regulations.

    2314(2315l2316) 2317Any int2319erest or earnings accrued on a MEGA MILLIONS 2327Jackpot 2328Prize prior to prize payment shall accrue to MUSL and not to the winner.

    2342(234392344) 2345MEGA MILLIONS Megaplier®2348.

    2349(a) The Megaplier option shall be available in associatio2358n with the MEGA MILLIONS game.

    2364(b) At the time of purchasing a ticket, a player may choose the Megaplier 2378feature 2379for an additional $1.00 per play for each play on the 2390MEGA MILLIONS ticket to increase the guaranteed prize amount for the 2401second 2402through ninth tier 2405prizes2406.

    2407(2408c2409) Megaplier drawing. A 2413separate 2414random 2415Megaplier 2416drawing will occur before every 2421MEGA MILLIONS 2423drawing to determine one multiplier number 2429for that drawing, 2432which 2433will be 2435a 2, 3, 4, 2439or 52441. The multiplier number drawn will be 2448used to multiply the value of the 2455prizes for the 2458second 2459through ninth tiers. In the event 2465the multiplier drawing does not occur prior to the 2474MEGA MILLIONS 2476drawing, the multiplier number will be a 248352484. 2485The multiplier number may also be referred to as the Megaplier number.

    2497(2498d2499) 2500The following table sets forth the probability of the various 2510multiplier 2511numbers being drawn during a single 2517Megaplier 2518drawing.


    2520Probability of Prize Increase


    25266 in 15


    25303 in 15


    25344 in 15


    25382 in 254015

    2541Multiplier numbers do not apply to the MEGA MILLIONS Jackpot Prize

    2552(2553e2554) Application of multiplier number.

    25591. 2560Second 2561through 2562N2563inth 2564P2565rizes2566. The multiplier number selected is the number 2574that is used to increase the prize amount for the 2584Second 2585through 2586N2587inth 2588P2589rizes. 2590A 2591Second 2592through 2593N2594inth 2595Prize 2596winner who purchases the Megaplier feature 2602with his or her MEGA MILLIONS ticket shall be 2611paid a prize in the amount of the 2619set 2620prize 2621amount multiplied 2623by the multiplier number for that drawing.

    263022631. 2632Jackpot 2633P2634rize. The Megaplier feature does not apply to the 2643Jackpot 2644P2645rize.

    2646(f) 2647The 2648Product Group 2650is authorized to conduct sa2655les promotions in which the mul2661tiplier 2662features 2663are 2664changed2665.

    2666(2667g2668) 2669MEGA MILLIONS 2671tickets that 2673win 2674the 2675S2676econd through 2678N2679inth 2680P2681rize2682s 2683with 2684the 2685Megaplier 2686option 2687will pay the amounts shown below2693:





    2698With Megaplier





    2704With Megaplier





    2710Match 5+0







    2728Match 4+1







    2741Match 4+0







    2753Match 3+1







    2761Match 3+0







    2769Match 2+1







    2786Match 1+1







    2802Match 0+1







    2818(2819h2820) 2821The prize pool for 2825Megaplier 2826set prizes shall consist of up to 2833fifty2834-five 2835percent 2836of each drawing period’s 2840sales2841. 2842The Megaplier prize pool shall be carried forward to subsequent drawings if all or a portion of it is not needed to pay the Megaplier prizes awarded in the current drawing2873.

    2874(2875i2876) 2877If, with respect to a single MEGA MILLIONS drawing, the total of the MEGA MILLIONS 2892set prizes and the 2896Megaplier 2897prizes awarded in a drawing 2902exceeds the percentage 2905of 2906the prize pools allocated to the set prizes, and there are 2917in2918sufficient 2919funds from all sources 2923to pay the set prizes for a particular 2931MEGA MILLIONS 2933drawing 2934(including Megaplier prize amounts), then the 2940highest set prize (including the Megaplier prize amount) 2948shall become 2950a 2951pari-mutuel prize. 2953If the amount of the highest set prize, when paid on a 2965pari-mutuel 2966basis, drops to or below the next highest set prize and there are still not sufficient funds to pay the remaining 2987set prizes, 2989the next highest set prize, 2994including 2995the Megapl2997ier prize amount, shall become a pari-mutuel prize. 3005This procedure shall continue down 3010through all set prize levels, i3016f necessary, until all set prize levels become pari3025-mutuel. 3026MEGA MILLIONS and Megaplier prizes will be reduced by the same percentage. 3038For example, if the Match 4+1 MEGA MILLIONS set prize amount of $30515,3052000.00 becomes 3054a pari-mutuel prize of 3058$30592,3060000.00, 3061a Megaplier player winning that prize amount with a 4X multiplier would win $30758,3076000.00 ($30782,3079000.00 x 43082)3083.

    3084(3085j3086) 3087MEGA MILLIONS 3089set prizes 3091that 3092become pari-mutuel will be rounded down so that they can be paid in multiples of whole dollars. Funds remaining after rounding shall be carried forward to the prize pool for the next 3124MEGA MILLIONS 3126drawing.

    3127(3128k3129) 3130MEGA MILLIONS with Megaplier 3134prizes shall be pa3138id in single, lump-sum payment.

    3143(31441314503146) 3147MEGA MILLIONS 3149Rules and Prohibitions.

    3152(a) 3153By purchasing a 3156MEGA MILLIONS 3158ticket, a player agrees to comply with and abide by all rules of the Florida Lottery.

    3174(b) 3175Florida 3176MEGA MILLIONS 3178prizes shall be claimed only through a Florida Lottery retailer or Lottery office beginning on the day following the drawing. The 3199Florida 3200Lottery is not authorized to accept claims or pay prizes for 3211MEGA MILLIONS 3213tickets purchased in other jurisdictions. 3218MEGA MILLIONS 3220prize payments shall be made in accordance with 3228the rule 3230of the Florida Lottery governing payment of prizes. A copy of the current rule can be obtained from the Florida Lottery, Office of the General Counsel, 250 Marriott Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-4011.

    3262(c) Subject to a retailer’s hours of operation and on-line system 3273availability, 3274MEGA MILLIONS 3276lottery tickets are available for purchase daily between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 12:032910 midnight, 3293ET. 3294Ticket sales for a specific 3299MEGA MILLIONS 3301drawing will close at 10:00 p.m., ET, on the night of the drawing. Any ticket sold after the close of game will 3323be printed with the next 3328MEGA MILLIONS 3330draw3331ing 3332date.

    3333(d) 3334MEGA MILLIONS tickets 3337cannot be canceled.

    3340Rulemaking 3341Authority 334224.1053343(33449)(a), (b), (c), (e), (f), 3349(3350h3351), 24.10335393354(335513356), 24.13358153359(1) FS. Law Implemented 336324.1053364(33659) 3366)(a), (b), (c), (e), (f), 3371(3372h3373), 24.13375153376(337713378), 24.13380163381(1), 338224.117(2), 338324.124(1) 3384FS. History–New 338610-19-13, 3387Replace3388s 338953ER3390133913-339247, 3393F.A.C.