OAR 177-098-0010

The following definitions apply unless the context requires a different meaning:
(1) “Advertised Grand Prize” or “Advertised Jackpot Prize” means the estimated annuitized Grand Prize amount as determined by the Mega Millions® Finance Committee and communicated through the Selling Lotteries prior to the Grand Prize drawing. The advertised Grand Prize is not a guaranteed prize amount and the actual Grand Prize amount may vary from the advertised amount, except in circumstances where there is a guaranteed Grand Prize amount as described in OAR 177-098-0060 (Prize Payment)(5).
(2) “Drawing” refers collectively to the formal draw event for randomly selecting the winning indicia that determine the number of winners for each prize level of the Mega Millions® game. Winning indicia includes the winning numbers for the Mega Millions® game.
(3) “Draw game terminal” or “terminal” has the meaning set forth in OAR 177-070-0005 (Definitions)(5).
(4) “Finance & Audit Committee” means the committee established by the Multi-State Lottery Association Agreement.
(5) “Game board” or “boards” means that area of the play slip, which contains sets of numbered squares to be marked by the player.
(6) “Game ticket” or “ticketmeans a ticket produced by a terminal which contains the caption Mega Millions®, one or more lettered game plays followed by the drawing date, the price of the ticket, whether or not the player has purchased the Megaplier® option, the number of draws, the drawing dates if more than one drawing was purchased, a six digit retailer number, and a serial number that is compatible with the Lottery’s computer gaming system.
(7) “Jackpot” or “Grand Prize” refers to the top prize in the Mega Millions® game.
(8) Mega Millions® Finance Committee” means a committee of the Mega Millions® Lotteries, which determines the Jackpot Prize amount (cash value option and annuity).
(9) “Mega Millions® Lottery” or “lotteries” means those lotteries which have joined under the Mega Millions® Lottery Agreement and through a Cross-Selling Agreement with MUSL, to operate and sell the Mega Millions® game.
(10) “Megaplier®” means a Mega Millions® game feature, known as "Megaplier®", by which a player, for an additional wager of $1 per play, can increase the guaranteed prize amount or pari-mutuel prize amount, as applicable, excluding the Jackpot Prize, by a factor of two, three, four, or five times depending upon the multiplier number that is drawn prior to the Mega Millions® game drawing.
(11) “MUSL” means the Multi-State Lottery Association, a government benefit association wholly owned and operated by the Party Lotteries.
(12) “MUSL Board” means the governing body of MUSL, which is comprised of the chief executive officer of each Party Lottery.
(13) “Participating Lottery” or “Selling Lottery” means a state lottery or lottery of a political subdivision or entity which is participating in selling the Mega Millions® game and which may be a member of either MUSL or the Mega Millions® lotteries.
(14) “Party Lottery” means a state lottery or lottery of a political subdivision or entity, which has joined the MUSL and, in the context of these Product Group Rules, which has joined in selling the games offered by the MUSL Mega Millions® Product Group.
(15) “Play” or “game play” means a set of six numbers, the first five from a field of seventy numbers and the last one from a field of twenty-five numbers that appear on a ticket as a single lettered selection and are to be played by a player in the game. Each play is played separately in determining matches to winning numbers and prize amounts.
(16) “Play slip” means a physical or electronic means by which a player communicates the player’s intended play selection to the retailer as defined and approved by the Lottery.
(17) “Product Group” or “the Group” means the group of lotteries which has joined together to offer the Mega Millions® lottery game product pursuant to the terms of a Cross-Selling Agreement with the Mega Millions® Lotteries, the Multi-State Lottery Agreement and the Product Group’s own rules.
(18) “Quick Pick” means the random selection of indicia by the Lottery’s computer gaming system that appear on a ticket and are played by a player in the game.
(19) “Retailer” means a person or entity authorized by the Lottery to sell lottery tickets.
(20) “Set Prize,” also referred to a “low-tier prize,” means all other prizes except the Jackpot Prize and, except in instances outlined in these rules, will be equal to the prize amount established by the MUSL Board for the prize level.
(21) “Winning numbers” means the indicia randomly selected during a drawing event which shall be used to determine winning plays for the Mega Millions® game contained on a game ticket.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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