Mega Millions lottery tickets double to $2 starting in October

Mega Millions lottery tickets double to $2 starting in October

Five years after Powerball lottery ticket prices were increased to $2, the multi-state Mega Millions game is following suit.

Mega Millions lottery tickets will increase from $1 to $2 later this year, and the odds of winning the jackpot will decrease, according to a measure adopted Monday by New York’s lottery regulator.

The move is meant to boost headline-grabbing jackpots for the multi-state lottery game, which is offered in more than 40 states.

Mega Millions will make the price change and tweaks to the game for the Oct. 31 drawing, state Gaming Commission general counsel Edmund Burns wrote in a memo.

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