Mega Ball lotto by Evolution Gaming
Mega Ball is a lotto game that’s played online, it differentiates itself from the traditional jackpot lotteries or state lotteries by generating super big wins with multiplier balls. Mega Ball is provided by Evolution and since it’s online, the game can be played at any time during the morning, day or night. Each round of Mega Ball, from buying the cards to the result, takes around one and a half minutes.
The winnings in Mega Ball can result in a payout of up to 9,99,999 times your bet with the help of the multiplier balls.
Mega Ball is played on a 5×5 number board with the middle number being a wild joker.
Online casinos with Mega Ball in India
Many Evolution casinos will have Mega Ball in their game portfolio as a standard. Below you’ll find the best online casinos with Mega Ball and at the end of the guide, we have listed a long list of recommended casinos with Indian rupees and payment options. Soon, we’ll be writing a longer guide if you’re looking for other online lotteries and lotto like games like bingo and keno etc.
How to participate and play Mega Ball
Like most of the games from Evolution Gaming, it’s very easy to get started with Mega Ball and to understand the basics. In this section, we’ll go through all the stages of the game, from buying the cards with numbers to the result of the draw as well as the mega multipliers.
The goal in Mega Ball is to get the correct balls drawn to build as many lines as possible on the cards. You’ll get paid more for more lines on a card. The cards can form 12 different lines, 5 horisontally, 5 vertically and 2 diagonally.
The basics of Mega Ball
Mega Ball is a live-streamed lotto draw hosted by a game show host. There are 51 balls with numbers 1-51 and the balls are being drawn automatically from a mechanical lotto drum.
Buying Mega Ball cards
The cards in Mega Ball can be bought one by one or in bulk packages of 10, 25, 50 or 100 cards. The maximum amount of cards you can buy in one round is 400 cards. The cards have 5 rows and 5 columns with 24 pre-populated numbers and a wild in the absolute middle of the card. If you want to change the number on a card you can do this during the purchasing round by clicking on the refresh button in the middle of the card, but hurry up, the purchasing round only lasts for 12 seconds. Individual ”lucky numbers” can’t be picked, you will have to refresh the card until you are happy.
The cost of a card starts at ₹10 and can go as high as ₹10,000 if you want to bet higher.
The Mega Ball draw
20 balls will be drawn in the initial draw, leaving 31 balls behind out of a total of 51 balls. The balls drawn can both be seen on the live stream as well as in the interface at the bottom right corner during the draw.
During the draw, your cards will automatically be marked with the drawn numbers and when you make a winning line the line will be marked as a golden line. As soon as you have one or more winning lines or winning cards you will be shown your current total winnings at the bottom of the screen. As a teaser, on top of your cards, you will also see how much you could win if one or more certain balls were drawn.
Extra balls and the multiplier wheel
Besides the initial draw of the 20 balls, at least 1 extra ball will always be drawn (leaving 30 balls undrawn). This ball is called the ”Mega Ball” and is being drawn in the Mega Ball bonus round. Before the Mega Ball is drawn a giant screen with a spinning reel with multipliers will appear behind golden doors. The spinning reel consists of multipliers ranging from 5x to 100x and will give the Mega Ball a corresponding multiplier of where the multiplier reel stops.
If the Mega Ball completes any line of your card(s) the winnings on that card will be multiplied with the given multiplier of the Mega Ball.
On very rare occasions there can be two Mega Balls drawn, giving you 1 more ball to complete your cards with as well as another ball with a multiplier. If there is a second Mega Ball bonus round, you’ll be notified on the screen and a second spin will be made on the multiplier reel. Two multiplier balls will not multiply each other, unfortunately, so the function of the secondary ball is to give the chance to complete more lines as well as cards. If there are two Mega Balls on the same winning card, the highest multiplier will multiply your winnings.
Mega Ball Payout table and return to player
Mega Ball has a higher payout than traditional lottery games, but like traditional lotteries, the win distribution is much higher in the rare wins. You’ll find that players playing Mega Ball will win on the 1, 2 and 3 line wins more often. If you are playing Mega Ball it’s a good practice to play with a balance (or bets) that allows you to play for a little longer in order to have a chance on the more rare wins.
Mega Ball payout table
|6+ lines||9,999 to 9,99,999:1|
|5 lines||99 to 99,999:1|
|4 lines||249 to 24,999:1|
|3 lines||49 to 4,999:1|
|2 lines||4 to 999:1|
|1 line||1x (push) to 99:1|
Mega Ball Return to player
The optimal RTP based on buying 1 card is 95.40% and the RTP range is 95.05% to 95.40%.
Win multipliers in the bonus round
We’ve studied the Mega Ball bonus reel and have come to the conclusion that there are 41 segments on the reel with the following order from start to finish before the reel “starts over”.
- First 10 multipliers: 5x, 12x, 5x, 100x, 10x, 5x, 15x, 10x, 5x, 25x.
- Next 10 multipliers (11-20): 5x, 10x, 20x, 5x, 12x, 5x, 15x, 10x, 5x, 10x.
- Next 10 multipliers (21-30): 25x, 5x, 12x, 20x, 5x, 10x, 5x, 50x, 12x, 5x.
- Next 11 multipliers (31-41): 15x, 5x, 10x, 25x, 5x, 10x, 20x, 12x, 5x, 10x, 15x.
The table below shows how many times a multiplier is shown on a “complete reel” and how big a portion the multiplier has of the reel.
|Multiplier value||Occurrence||Distribution %|
|5x||15 times||almost 36.59%|
|10x||9 times||about 21.95%|
|12x||5 times||almost 12.20%|
|15x||4 times||almost 9.76%|
|20x||3 times||almost 7.32%|
|25x||3 times||almost 7.32%|
|50x||1 time||almost 2.44%|
|100x||1 time||almost 2.44%|
Published on November 9, 2020 by Matt Brown. Last updated: March 4, 2022