Credit: Kentucky Lottery
From Richard Farmer
The Kentucky Lottery’s Mega Millions game has undergone some changes designed to mean bigger jackpots and more millionaires. The changes to Mega Millions will mean more value and a larger starting jackpot, according to Kentucky Lottery President and CEO Tom Delacenserie. The starting jackpot will go up from $15 million to $40 million, meaning jackpots will grow faster. The ticket price moves from $1 to $2 a play, the same as the Powerball game. Players will now select five numbers from 1 to 70 and a final number from 1 to 25, which will help jackpots grow faster. The odds are better to win a million dollar prize and higher secondary prizes. For an extra buck, the new “Just the Jackpot” option will give players a second chance at the top prize only.