Big Changes Happening To Mega Millions Lottery Game
There will be some big changes to the national Mega Millions lottery game before October is over. Here's what to expect and why.
The Mega Millions Lottery will soon be two dollars to play.
The price bump starts October 28, 2017 and is aimed at giving bigger jackpots to winners.
The mega changes means minimum jackpots go from $15 million to $40 million starting with the October 31, 2017 drawing.
But it's not just money changes...there are numbers changes too.
Players will now choose 5 numbers between 1 and 70 (previously between 1 and 75) and a mega number between 1 and 25 (previously between 1 and 15).
This also means odds of winning are changing, from 1 in 14.71 to 1 in 24 for any prize and from 1 in 259 million to 1 in 303 million for jackpot prizes.
So if you're feeling lucky, get ready to play the new Mega Millions Lottery starting Saturday October 28, 2017.