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Mega Millions raises jackpots, ticket prices

In a press release issued Wednesday, lottery officials say that starting jackpots will now be $40 million dollars. Additionally, jackpots will grow faster overall along with better odds to win $1 million prizes and higher secondary prizes. / Photo: MGN Online

If you like to play the Mega Millions lottery, jackpots just got bigger, but so are ticket prices.

In a press release issued Wednesday, lottery officials say that starting jackpots will now be $40 million dollars. Additionally, jackpots will grow faster overall along with better odds to win $1 million prizes and higher secondary prizes.

However, ticket prices will move from $1 to $2.

“We have a demand for innovation to keep fresh, entertaining lottery games and to deliver the attention-grabbing jackpots,” said Debbie Alford, president and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corp. “We’re excited to deliver the opportunity to create more millionaires and also provide more opportunities to raise additional revenues for the respected causes lotteries benefit.”

The revised game will start on October 28.


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