New proposal around Mega Millions price increase includes better odds, bigger wins

New proposal around Mega Millions price increase includes better odds, bigger wins

Article brief provided by Lottery Geeks
  • Eric Raskin, Lottery Geeks
June 12, 2024 4:37 PM
  • Eric Raskin, Lottery Geeks

A public meeting Tuesday of the Montana Lottery Commission revealed extensive new details of the potential changes coming in 2025 to the Mega Millions draw lottery game.

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If what is being proposed becomes reality, the higher price point for customers will be accompanied by better odds of winning and larger payouts.

As first reported in depth by Lottery Geeks in April, the cost of a Mega Millions ticket is set to increase from $2 — which has been the price since 2017 — to $5, beginning next April.

During Tuesday’s meeting over Zoom, the Montana Lottery shared graphics spelling out the other updates in the works.