Mega Millions: more numbers, more prizes!
NEW YORK (WABC) -- New rules for the Mega Millions Lottery drawings went into effect this past Saturday.
The field of numbers went from 1-56 to 1-75.
- The starting Jackpot changed to $15 million from $12 million.
- The field of numbers to choose from changed from 1 through 56, to 1 through 75.
- The MEGA number field changed from 1 through 46, to 1 through 15.
- The overall odds of winning any prize changed from 1 in 40, to 1 in 15.
- The odds of winning a jackpot changed from 1 in 176 million, to 1 in 259 million.
- The jackpot annuity payout changed from 26 years to 30 years.
For more information please visit: http://www.megamillions.com/
You can watch the Mega Millions drawing Tuesdays and Fridays on Channel 7, right before Eyewitness News at 11.
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