Mega Millions Price Increase (This Tuesday)
The giant adjustments get started with the draw this Tuesday (Oct 31 2017).
Here are the Mega Millions adjustments:-
- Ticket value will increase from $1 to $2 in keeping with play
- Starting jackpots will building up from $15 million to $40 million
- Main balls will now be 1 to 70 (as an alternative of one to 75)
- Mega Balls will now be 1 to 25 (intead of one to 15)
- Jackpot odds will now be more difficult at 302 million to at least one (as an alternative of 258 million to at least one)
- Odds of a Match five prize ($1 Million) will likely be higher at 12 million to at least one (as an alternative of 18 million to at least one)
Are The Changes Good?
So this is a little bit of a combined bag. Unfortunately the jackpot is now even tougher to win, particularly while you imagine price ticket now prices two times what it used to.
But the percentages of successful the 2d prize of $1 Million have in reality advanced.
The maximum debatable trade will in fact be the fee upward push although. Which may also imply slightly of a scramble for Mega Millions syndicates to restructure their teams.
Why Change Things Again?
It’s all about giant jackpots. As the president of Mega Millions, Debbie D. Alford, mentioned:
“We have a demand for innovation to keep fresh, entertaining lottery games and to deliver the attention-grabbing jackpots”
Powerball was once made tougher to win so it creates extra rollovers and larger jackpots. Mega Millions is competing with the ones jackpots. Previously it presented one thing other by way of being part the price ticket value, however those adjustments deliver issues nearly totally in step with Powerball. Although the Powerball jackpot is now quite more uncomplicated to win with odds of 292 thousands and thousands to at least one.
Any Other Changes
One different novel trade is that Mega Millions will now be offering a ‘Just the Jackpot’ choice. If you’re prepared to surrender the risk of successful the rest smaller than the jackpot, you’ll decide to play for most effective the jackpot prize.
This might assist in making the fee upward push much less painful to a few gamers, as it is going to price $three for 2 performs. Still 50c a play greater than it was, however it’s an choice.
If you do make a choice to play this manner although, simply be very transparent that you’ll’t win the rest smaller than the jackpot. If you fit five numbers however now not the Mega Ball you gained’t win the rest in any respect. That is usually a tricky outcome to just accept!
What Do You Think?
Do you suppose Mega Millions have were given this proper? Are larger jackpots what you wish to have? Or has this ruined the sport for you?
Will you still play Mega Millions or transfer to Powerball now? Or every other recreation? Let us know by way of including a remark underneath.