Powerball and Mega Millions Information

Find out more Powerball information and Mega Millions information via the headings below. You'll discover help guides about various aspects of playing multi-state lotteries, such as how to claim prizes, the rules for each state, and how taxes are applied. Select the link of your choice to learn more.

How to Claim

The process for claiming prizes depends on how much you have won and where you purchased your ticket. You just need to make sure you come forward before your ticket expires.

Lottery Taxes

If you win a large lottery prize, the tax man still gets his share. Find out about the federal and state withholdings that would be due in your state if you land a multimillion-dollar jackpot.

Participating States

View a map showing all the locations where you can play Powerball and Mega Millions. Discover the key facts about playing in each participating state.

Unclaimed Prizes

Millions of dollars go unclaimed every year in multi-state lotteries. Find out which major prizes have still not been paid out and the final date to claim for each one.

How Jackpots are Calculated

A deep dive into how the the famous lottery jackpots reach their amazing heights, including what a progressive jackpot is and how the annuity and cash value options are determined.

Lottery Comparison

Compare the jackpot amount, game format and other features of Powerball, Mega Millions and Lotto America to help you decide which one to play next.