To play the McDonald's Monopoly Sweepstakes as of 2015, purchase McDonald's items that have game pieces during the sweepstakes. The game offers prizes for collecting game pieces. Redeem your pieces for prizes through McDonald's. McDonald's has run the sweepstakes multiple times. Rules and prizes vary for each sweepstakes.
The game has instant prize pieces and "Monopoly" property pieces, which are the same as the properties in the board game. Most of the instant prizes are McDonald's food items, such as medium-sized fries, a quarter-pounder with cheese, a breakfast sandwich or a McFlurry. Other instant prizes that McDonald's has offered include a Red Box DVD rental and a pair of headphones.
To earn prizes from the property pieces, collect all the properties in a set. Each property in a set has the same color. The odds vary for each property, but each set tends to have one property that is much rarer than the others. For example, the Boardwalk and Park Place pieces had a $1 million prize in the 2014 sweepstakes, paid out over 20 years at $50,000 per year. Boardwalk was one of the rarest pieces, and the odds of drawing it were one in 602 million.
McDonald's offers an online game as well. Enter a code from a game piece for one roll on an online board. The online game has prizes for landing on certain spaces.