The lottery Mega Millions is in the news again with yet another huge jackpot. On Friday $149 million are in the jackpot. Win it and you do not have to care about Black Friday deals.
Mega Millions has another jackpot this week. The Jackpot right now stands at $149 million. This will draw again many more people to try their luck. Mega Millions announced last month some changes that actually will bring even more high jackpots. The Mega Millions multi-state lottery game now offers larger starting jackpots, faster growing jackpots, a million-dollar second prize and better odds of winning any prize.
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"Mega Millions now offers a $15 million starting jackpot and the jackpot will grow by at least $5 million each time it rolls," said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Todd Rucci. "The overall odds of winning any Mega Millions prize have improved, which will create more winners."
The ticket price remains $1. The Megaplier option price also remains $1. Mega Millions drawings still consist of five white balls and one gold Mega Ball, for a total of six winning numbers. Under the new game, the number of white balls has increased to 75 and the number of gold balls (the Mega Ball) has decreased to 15. The result will be overall odds of just 1-in-14.71 to win any prize.
Under the new game matrix, the odds of hitting the Mega Millions jackpot are approximately 1-in-258,890,850. More details on the Mega Millions site.