More millionaires: Mega Millions increases jackpots and chances of winning

More millionaires: Mega Millions increases jackpots and chances of winning

The price of lottery tickets Mega Millions this weekend, October 28will increase due to the fact that the company significantly increases the jackpots and chances of winning.

Now one ticket will cost two dollars instead of one. The first jackpot game will be $40 million instead of the current $15. «We aim to change to provide more opportunities and increase the number of millionaires,» says the President of the Mega Millions Debbie D. Alford.

More millionaires: Mega Millions increases jackpots and chances of winning

Now, to win the jackpot, players must correctly choose five white balls from 1 to 70 (previously – from one to 75) and one ball Mega Ball from 1 to 25.

As told to NBC in the gaming Commission of new York, the new rules do increase the chances of winning the jackpot to 1 in 259 million (before – from 303 million) and of winning any prize to 1 chance out of 24.

A small amount of winnings (not the jackpot) will also grow:

  • $10 thousand for matched 4 white balls and Mega Ball (previously – $5 thousand)
  • $200 for 3 matched white balls and the Mega Ball (previously $150)
  • $10 for 2 matching white balls and the Mega Ball (previously $5)
  • $4 for 1 matched the white ball and Mega Ball (previously $2)
  • $2 matched Mega Ball (previously — $1).

In addition, players in Georgia, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Texas will be able to buy a special ticket for $ 3 only for the jackpot. In this case, they will not be eligible for smaller prizes.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot totaled $656 million. It was split in 2012, players from Illinois, Maryland and Kansas.

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