Starting this Saturday (Oct. 28), Mega Millions players are going to start seeing bigger, faster-growing jackpots and better chances of winning a $1 million second-level prize.
The jackpots will start at $40 million, instead of $15 million. This will increase average jackpots from $152 to $371 million.
The price of the game will also increase from $1.00 to $2.00 per play. Mega Millions has not increased its price since the inception of the game in August of 1996.
The chances of winning the $1 million second-level prize will improve from 1 in 18.5 million to 1 in 12.6 million, and the third-level prize for matching four white-ball numbers and the Mega Ball will double from $5,000 to $10,000.