Bigger & Better: New Changes Coming to US Mega Millions!
US Mega Millions Game Rule Changes 2017 : What You Should Know
US Mega Millions is one of the largest lottery games in the world – and it’s about to become even bigger!
Major changes are coming to this American lottery on October 28th, 2017. Here’s what you need to know about the new and improved game.
GAME RULE CHANGES
In the current game, players must pick 5 main numbers from 1 – 75 and 1 Mega Ball bonus number from 1 – 15.
However, after October 28th 2017, players will have to choose 5 main numbers from 1 – 70 and 1 Mega Ball bonus number from 1 – 25.
You can purchase tickets for the updated US Mega Millions game from anywhere in the world at The Lottery Centre.
US Mega Millions will increase it’s starting jackpots from US$15 million to US$40 million.
Now that the starting jackpots match those of US Powerball, players can expect to see higher and more frequent rollovers.
However, the odds of winning the main jackpot have increased from approximately 1 in 258,890,850 to 1 in 302,575,350, meaning it will become more tricky to win the top prize.
Not to worry though because the odds of winning the second tier prize – worth US$1 million – has improved. The odds have decreased from 1 in 18,492,204 to 1 in 12,607,306 – making it easier to become a Mega Millions millionaire!
The new game rules have also increased the payouts for many of the other prizes. For instance, the 3rd place prize payout will increase from the current US$5,000 to US$10,000!
Plus, the lower prize tiers have doubled their payouts! Have a look below. (Note, all prizes are in USD.)
One benefit of all these changes is definitely the chance to win bigger and better prizes. This will also help US Mega Millions become on par with US Powerball – and who knows?
We might be seeing these two American lottery giants go neck to neck for the next world breaking record jackpot!
The new game rules will roll out on October 28th, 2017 and the first game with the new game structure will take place on the 31st of October.
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