Sources: Mega Millions to make dramatic ticket price increase from $2 to $5

Sources: Mega Millions to make dramatic ticket price increase from $2 to $5

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  • Brett Smiley, Lottery Geeks
April 15, 2024 8:55 PM
  • Brett Smiley, Lottery Geeks

The consortium that oversees the popular multi-state lottery draw game Mega Millions is weighing a potential major change on the price point and is poised to soon vote to increase the cost of a ticket from $2 to $5, multiple sources have told Lottery Geeks on condition of anonymity.

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“My understanding is that they’re stuck on $5, and I think it’s about as close to final as it can be,” said one industry source.

“We’re always looking for fun and exciting opportunities for our players,” Tandi Reddick, communications director for the Georgia Lottery Corporation, said Monday when asked for comment. “We don’t have anything to report today.”