Famous for its large jackpots, MEGA Millions is a draw game available in many states throughout the U.S. For only $1, you, too, can join millions of other Americans who love playing this game. Never played before? No problem! Here’s how to play Mega Millions, according to California Lottery.

Find a retailer of Mega Millions. There are many retailers that offer Mega Millions tickets. In California alone, there are more than 20,000, according to California Lottery. You can visit one of the many retailers close to your home or office, or you can order online lottery tickets through sites.

Select your numbers. In the game of Mega Millions, you need to select five lucky numbers from 1 to 75 and one Mega number from 1 to 15. If you don’t want to pick your own numbers, you can get randomly selected numbers from Quick Pick. However, people who order California lottery tickets online can use special lucky number apps created by Lotto Gopher.

Pay for your tickets. Whether you order lottery tickets online or drive to a local retailer, the third step to playing Mega Millions is to buy your ticket. Each ticket costs only $1. If you pay in the store, you will need to pay with cash. However, if you order online through Lotto Gopher, you can pay by credit card or debit card. Tickets ordered through Lotto Gopher will be stored for you in a safe facility.

Watch for the winning numbers. The time has come to see if you’ve won the jackpot. You can see the winning numbers on the official California Lottery website, or take the ticket to your local lottery retailer. The draw happens every Tuesday and Friday night.