A Mega Millions rule change is going into effect and will result in bigger jackpots and more chances to win. Learn all about the rule changes here!
MEGA Millions lottery is changing the rules
Starting October 28th, the MEGA Millions lottery is changing the way you play.
The cost of a MEGA Millions ticket will increase to $2 and the number of MEGA balls will increase from 15 to 25.
What does this rule change mean?
These new rules mean MEGA Millions will be offering BIGGER Jackpots and more chances to win! More secondary prizes will be offered, plus the smaller jackpots are all doubling in value.
- The minimum jackpot will increase from $15 million to $40 million.
- The odds for second tier prizes will change from 1 in 18 million to 1 in 12 million.
- Third tier prize payouts will increase from $5,000 to $10,000.
- Other prize payouts will also be doubled at least (prize tiers including fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth).
What does this mean for your LottoGopher subscriptions and ticket sets?
The last date to play your old numbers is October 27th. All tickets in your set or subscription for draws after October 27 will be credited back to your account.
You will have to re-order your tickets and re-select your numbers using the new MEGA Millions number picker on or after October 28. The first draw under the new game rules will be October 31, 2017.