US Mega Millions Jackpots to Increase in OctoberPublished July 24, 2013 by OCR Editor
US and non-US residents can still purchase tickets with Lotterymaster
US Mega Millions will receive a complete makeover in October 2013, including a higher starting jackpot, bigger jackpot increases after each draw, improved odds and a larger numbers range.
Mega Millions Revamp
The updated Mega Millions game will offer a starting jackpot of $15 million (up from the current $12 million, and will grow by at least $5 million every time the jackpot rolls, according to the lottery organizers. The expanded Megaplier option will allow non-jackpot prizes to be multiplied by a factor of five (up from the current max of four).
The minimum cost of the game will remain $1, but the overall odds of winning will improve to 1:14.71 from 1:40. The numbers will change too: from October, players will choose their first five numbers from a range of 75 instead of 56 and the Mega Ball from a guess range of 15 instead of 46.
Players who match five of the six numbers will win $1 million instead of the previous $250,000.
Play at Lotterymaster
Even if you live outside the US, you can still play US Mega Millions every Tuesday and Friday thanks to Lotterymaster. If you are a new user, just choose your lucky numbers, complete your billing information and they will set up an account for you plus 1+1 free welcome bonus.
Subscribe to US Mega Millions to ensure you never miss a draw, and use the Lotto-Matic feature if you wish to have your numbers randomized.