Mega Millions changes starting jackpot amount, minimum jackpot roll increases

April 3, 2020

Guaranteed starting jackpot amounts, minimum jackpot increases eliminated

Per the national Mega Millions® Consortium of the Multi State Lottery Association, the game will change following today’s drawing. The Mega Millions Consortium stated that the advertised jackpot amount will start at $20 million if the current jackpot is hit, and minimum jackpot amounts and increases will be eliminated effective after today’s drawing.

Read more from the national notice here.

“We know this comes at a time when many changes are happening across the country, most of which are more important issues than a lottery game. This is the third change to our products in a week because of the COVID-19 concerns. But this is a time to be safe and careful, and these changes are what are necessary right now ,” said Jon Clontz, WyoLotto CEO.

Previously, Mega Millions jackpots started at $40 million (annuity) and increased by a minimum of $5 million (annuity) between drawings.

“We also want to assure our players in Wyoming that our own game, Cowboy Draw®, is solid, and we are not considering any changes to that game. We know questions could come up about our game because of the changes to the national games, but because of the support that game has, we are happy to say Cowboy Draw can currently continue on as-is,” Clontz said.

Mega Millions is sold at more than 440 retailers throughout the state of Wyoming. More than half of all proceeds from the sale of a Mega Millions ticket remains in the jurisdiction where the ticket was sold.

For more information on winning numbers available from WyoLotto or to receive player updates and notifications about Cowboy Draw, Powerball®, Mega Millions® and Lucky For Life®, visit wyolotto.com/signup.