Big Changes In Mega Millions Lottery Game

(Albany, New York) -- It's soon going to cost more to buy a Mega Millions ticket. 

Starting next week on Halloween, players will have to shell out two-dollars for a ticket, up from one-dollar. Mega Millions jackpots will also be higher, starting at 40-million-dollars, from 15-million. It's to put it more in line with Powerball that has traditionally had a history of higher jackpots. "NJ Advance Media" points out that the Powerball game has 12 of the largest jackpots ever won in the US, compared to Mega Million's three.

The multi-state game that has been around just over two decades is played in New York and several other states.

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