Lottery fans are raving about a series of massive changes that could be coming to the Mega Millions lottery from October 28th, 2017. While there is no official statement from the lottery representatives just yet, news of these changes has been making headlines.
The new version of the Mega Millions lottery could feature a higher price for tickets, a new set of guess ranges for the lottery numbers, and significantly higher jackpots and secondary prizes. The top prize in the Mega Millions currently starts off at $15 million, which is the established minimum amount, but the new rules would increase this amount to a whopping $40 million.
This means that it will take far less rollovers for the Mega Millions jackpot to top the $100 million threshold. Moreover, this change would enable the lottery to break its current jackpot record of $656 million, which is the second highest prize in lottery history topped only by the $1.58 billion US Powerball jackpot of 2016.
The entire Mega Millions prize list will be increased significantly, with the exception of the second prize in the game, which will remain $1 million. This change will hopefully make the A-list lottery even more popular among American players, but also among lottery fans from all over the world.
The dramatic increase of Mega Millions prizes is the essential positive aspect regarding the new rules of the lottery. The downside to this is that ticket prices would have to be doubled to sustain the bigger jackpots and secondary prizes.
But aside from Mega Millions tickets jumping from $1.00 to $2.00, the guess ranges for the Mega Millions numbers will be changed as well. Players will have to choose their main numbers from 1-70, instead of the current 1-75 and their Mega Ball from 1-25 instead of 1-10, which will change the players’ chances of winning.
At the moment, players have a 1 in 258 million to win the Mega Millions jackpot, but the new rules would make it a 1 in 302 million chance to win a much higher prize. It remains to be seen if this new set of rules will be approved, but these massive changes to the Mega Millions could shake up the entire lottery world.