How much does the mega millions pay for four numbers out of five?

If you have four numbers out of five without the Megaball, you will get $500 (chances are 1 in 52,835). However, if you have four numbers out of five with the Megaball you will get a prize of $5,000 (chances are 1 in 739,688).

According to Mega Millions, in California all prizes are pari-mutuel, meaning payouts are based on sales and the number of winners. All other Mega Millions states set the 2nd through 9th prizes at pre-determined amounts.

From Time, Spain Christmas Lottery winning numbers were picked Sunday - the richest in the world — which totaled a massive $3.4 billion jackpot, dwarfing last week’s American Mega Millions prize of $648 million. Find out more here.

Updated on Wednesday, January 29 2014 at 04:28AM EST
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