Mega Millions price to increase to $2 on Saturday, jackpot to more than double

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC)

If you're a Mega Millions player, you should know the game is about to change. Starting Saturday Mega Millions will enact five new changes to the wildly popular game.

  1. style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">It will cost you more money to play. Ticket prices will increase from $1 to $2.
  2. style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">The minimum jackpot prize is increasing from $15 million to $40 million.
  3. style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">It will be harder to win the overall grand prize because there will be more red Mega Million balls. Right now the red balls are numbered 1-10. The change will add 15 more balls so people will have to choose one Mega Ball numbered 1 through 25.
  4. style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">It will be easier to win secondary prizes by matching multiple white balls because there will be fewer white balls.  Normally the white balls are numbered 1 through 75. Effective Saturday the white balls will be numbered 1 through 70. Here's the new winning structure
    • Match 5 white balls: $1 million
    • Match 4 white balls & mega ball: $10,000
    • Match 3 white balls & mega ball: $10
    • Match 2 white balls & mega ball: $10
    • Match 1 white ball & mega ball: $4
  5. style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt;">The final change allows people to pay $3 for a chance to win the game’s jackpot.

If you want more information on the changes, click here: http://bit.ly/2yLxjQ6

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