Play Mega Millions? It’s About to Cost You Double
Not only will it cost you more to play, but your odds of winning the big one just went down the toilet.
Luckily, if you're playing Mega Millions this week, everything will be the same. Starting on Saturday, tickets will jump from $1 to $2 each, which makes the price of each ticket the same as rival promotion Powerball. On top of the price hike, your chances of scoring big are dwindling as well.
A normal Mega Millions game gives you a 1 in 258,900,000 chance to win it all. As of Saturday, those odds drop to 1 in 302,000,000. This now makes the odds of hitting the top prize in Mega Millions more difficult than doing the same in Powerball.
The good news here is higher ticket prices and tougher odds mean way bigger jackpots. On top of that, Mega Millions will also offer a $3 ticket that increases your chances of winning the jackpot.