Price of Mega Millions ticket going up to $2

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The price of a Mega Millions ticket will soon go up to $2. The starting jackpot will also increase. Instead of $15 million, the starting prize will now be $40 million.

According to lottery officials, the jackpots will grow faster overall.

“We have a demand for innovation to keep fresh, entertaining lottery games and to deliver the attention-grabbing jackpots,” said Alford, who also is president and CEO of the Georgia Lottery Corp. “We’re excited to deliver the opportunity to create more millionaires and also provide more opportunities to raise additional revenues for the respected causes lotteries benefit.”

The price increase will go into effect on October 28.

Drawings for Mega Millions take place on Tuesday and Friday nights.

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