OAR 177-098-0110

(1) General: The Mega Millions® Megaplier® promotion is an optional, limited extension of the Mega Millions® Game described in OAR Division 98. The Lottery Director, in the Lottery Director’s sole discretion and based on agreements with MUSL, is authorized to initiate and terminate the Megaplier® option.
(2) Set Prizes Only: Megaplier® offers to the owner of a qualifying play a chance to multiply or increase the amount of any of the lump sum Set Prizes (the prizes normally paying $2 to $1,000,000) won in a drawing held during the promotion. The Jackpot Prize is not a Set Prize and will not be multiplied or increased by means of the Megaplier® promotion.
(3) Qualifying Play: A qualifying Megaplier® option play is any single Mega Millions® Play for which the player selects the Megaplier® option on either the Play Slip or by selecting the Megaplier® option through a clerk-activated or player-activated terminal, pays one extra dollar for the Megaplier® option play, and which is recorded at the Party Lottery’s computer gaming system as a qualifying Megaplier® play.
(4) Prizes to be Increased: Except as provided in these rules, a qualifying Megaplier® play which wins one of the lump sum Set Prizes will be multiplied by the number drawn (either 2, 3, 4, or 5), in a separate random Megaplier® drawing announced in a manner determined by the Product Group.
(5) Selection of Multiplier®: MUSL will either itself conduct, or authorize a U.S. Lottery to conduct on its behalf, a separate random Megaplier® drawing. Before each Mega Millions® drawing a single number (2, 3, 4, or 5) shall be drawn. The Mega Millions® Product Group may change one or more of the multiplier features for special promotions from time to time. In the event the Megaplier® drawing does not occur prior to the Mega Millions® drawing, the multiplier number will be a 5, which shall solely be determined by the lottery authorized to conduct the Megaplier® drawing.
(6) Megaplier® Prize Pool:
(a) General: The Megaplier® Prize Pool has been established by the Product Group and is used to fund Megaplier® prizes. The Megaplier® Prize Pool holds the temporary balances that may result from having fewer than expected winning Megaplier® plays. The source of the Megaplier® Prize Pool consists of the Party Lotterys’ weekly prize contributions less actual Megaplier® Prize liability.
(b) Percentage: Up to fifty-five percent of each drawing period’s sales, as determined by the Product Group, shall be collected for the payment of Megaplier® prizes.
(c) Prize Payout: Prize payout percentages may vary. The Megaplier® Prize Pool shall be carried forward to subsequent draws if all or a portion of it is not needed to pay the Megaplier® prizes awarded in the current draw and held in the Megaplier® Prize Pool.
(d) End of Game: Any amount remaining in the Megaplier® Prize Pool when the Product Group declares the end of this game shall be returned to the lotteries participating in the Megaplier® Prize Pool after the end of all claim periods of all Selling Lotteries, carried forward to a replacement game, or expended in a manner at the election of the individual members of the Product Group in accordance with jurisdiction law.
(7) Expected Prize Payout: Except as otherwise provided in these rules, all prizes awarded shall be paid as lump sum Set Prizes. Instead of the Mega Millions® Set Prize amounts, qualifying Megaplier® plays will pay the amounts shown below when matched with the Megaplier® number drawn:
Megaplier® Prize Amount with Megaplier® Purchase (see uploaded table)
In certain rare instances, the Mega Millions® Set Prize amount may be less than the amount shown. In such case, the Megaplier® prizes will be a multiple of the changed Mega Millions® prize amount announced after the draw. For example, if the Match 4+1 Mega Millions® Set Prize amount of $10,000 becomes $2,000 under the rules of the Mega Millions® game, then a Megaplier® player winning that prize amount with a 4X multiplier would win $8,000 ($2,000 x 4).
(8) Probability of Winning: The following table sets forth the probability of the various Megaplier® numbers being drawn during a single Mega Millions® drawing. The Product Group may elect to run limited promotions that may modify the multiplier features.
Megaplier® See uploaded table
(9) Prize Pool Carried Forward: The prize pool percentage allocated to the Megaplier® Set Prizes shall be carried forward to subsequent draws if all or a portion of it is not needed to pay the Set Prizes awarded in the current draw or may be held in a prize reserve account.
(10) Pari-Mutuel Prizes - All Prize Amounts: Except as otherwise provided in OAR 177-098-0110 (Megaplier®)(10)(c):
(a) Available Resources: If the total of the original Mega Millions® Set Prizes and the Megaplier® prize amounts awarded in a drawing exceeds the percentage of the prize pools allocated to the Set Prizes, then the amount needed to fund the Set Prizes (including the Megaplier® prize amounts) awarded shall be drawn from the following sources, in the following order:
(A) The amount available in the Set Prize Pool and the Megaplier® Prize Pool, if any.
(B) An amount from the Mega Millions® Prize Reserve Account, if available in the account, not to exceed $40,000,000 per drawing.
(b) Pari-Mutuel Conversion: If, after these sources are depleted, there are not sufficient funds to pay the Set Prizes awarded (including Megaplier® prize amounts), then the highest Set Prize (including the Megaplier® prize amounts) shall become a pari-mutuel prize. If the amount of the highest Set Prize, when paid on a pari-mutuel basis, drops to or below the next highest Set Prize and there are still not sufficient funds to pay the remaining Set Prizes awarded, then the next highest Set Prize, including the Megaplier® prize amount, shall become a pari-mutuel prize. This procedure shall continue down through all Set Prize levels, if necessary, until all Set Prizes become pari-mutuel prize levels. In that instance, the money available from the funding sources listed in this rule shall be divided among the tickets with winning game plays in proportion to their respective prize percentages. Mega Millions® and Megaplier® prizes will be reduced by the same percentage.
(c) Independent Calculations: By agreement with the Mega Millions® Lotteries, the Mega Millions® Lotteries shall independently calculate their set pari-mutuel prize amounts, including the Megaplier® prize amounts. The Party Lotteries and the Mega Millions® Lotteries shall then agree to set the pari-mutuel prize amounts for all lotteries selling the game at the lesser of the independently calculated prize amounts.
(11) Prize Payment: All Megaplier® prizes shall be paid in one single payment through the Party Lottery that sold the winning ticket(s). The Lottery may begin paying Megaplier® prizes after receiving authorization to pay from the MUSL central office.
(12) Prizes Rounded: Prizes, which under these rules may become pari-mutuel prizes, may be rounded down so that prizes can be paid in whole dollars. Breakage resulting from rounding these prizes shall be carried forward to the Megaplier® Prize Pool for the next drawing.
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Last Updated

2 years ago
(June 8, 2021)

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