Everything You Need To Know About the Mega Millions Lottery Upcoming Rules Changes
The American lottery game Mega Millions Lottery is one of the most loved and popular ones of the country. The incredibly cheap $1 tickets and the chances of winning make it so exciting, but it is about to get even better! The chances of winning any prize are currently 1 in 14.7, but they are about to increase like never before, with some breath-taking jackpots that will turn the game into a whole new experience.
$40 Million Minimum Jackpot
The new Mega Million Lottery is bringing some exciting changes that will give you the opportunity to win more money than ever before, making the game much more thrilling and doubling the fun! Starting from 31 October 2017, a number of changes will be added to Mega Millions Lottery. The main one will be the jackpot: 40 million dollars instead of 15 million, with a prize than is more than double the previous one,the game will renew itself for frequent players as well as novice players. Even though this will slightly lower your chances to get to the jackpot, the possibilities of winning the second prize of 1 million dollars have never been so substantial.
Here are the main rule changes explained for you:
- Match 0+1 used to be $1, from 31 October it will be $2
- Match 1+1 used to be $2, from 31 October it will be $4
- Match 2+1 used to be $5, from 31 October it will be $10
- Match 3+0 used to be $5, from 31 October it will be $10
- Match 3+1 used to be $50, from 31 October it will be $200
- Match 4+1 used to be $5,000, from 31 October it will be $10,000
- Match 5+0 used to be $1 million and it will stay $1 million
- Match 5+1 (Jackpot) used to be $15 million minimum, from 31 October it will be $40 million minimum
This means that the chances of you winning a 1-million-dollar prize will be 1 in 12,607,306 instead of 1 in 18,492,204. On the other hand, your chances of winning the 40-million- dollar jackpot will lower from 1 in 258,890,850 to 1 in 302,575,350.
Why Make These Changes?
The reason behind these exciting changes is Mega Millions Lottery’s rivalry against the American Lottery game Powerball, which offers some of the world’s highest jackpots. By increasing its jackpot and switching up its rules, Mega Millions lottery will definitely attract more players. The rivalry between the two games goes back to a few years ago, when Powerball awarded a 1.58-billion-dollar prize in 2016, following Mega Millions 656-million-dollar record prize in 2012. The possibility of an even higher super prize is becoming more concrete than ever.