Exciting Changes for Mega Millions Lottery
There are exciting changes coming to the Mega Millions lottery game. From Saturday October 19th 2013 there will be significant enhancements to the twice weekly draw game.
The revamped game will have a starting jackpot of $15 million, up from $12 million, and jackpots will grow by at least $5 million after each drawing in which the jackpot is not won.
The prize structure is also changing increasing the second prize from $250,000 to $1 million for matching the first five numbers.
If players choose the Megaplier then non-jackpot winning tickets can still win up to $5 million without matching all six numbers.
The Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell said, “Florida launched MEGA MILLIONS in May, delivering on our promise to deliver bigger and better games to our players. With these improvements, our players have even more chances to become millionaires while generating additional revenue for Florida’s students and schools.”
There will now be 75 white balls used in each draw and the number of gold balls (the Mega Ball) will drop to 15. This means there will be odds of just 1 in 15 to win a prize.