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DATE: Monday, August 26, 2013
CONTACT: Karie Lowe (785) 296-5744
karie.lowe@kslottery.net

Mega Millions Game changing October 22;Fewer Multi-Draws Available after August 27 Drawing

The Kansas Lottery is preparing for changes to the Mega Millions game coming in October.  Starting with the October 22 drawing, players will see changes that include larger starting jackpots, faster growing jackpots and better overall odds.

The starting jackpot will increase from $12 million to $15 million.  Players will now choose the first five numbers from a set of 75 numbers, instead of the current 56.  Players will choose one number from a set of 15 for the Mega Ball, instead of the current 46.

The Megaplier, a multiplier option which players can purchase for an additional $1 per play to increase their non-jackpot prizes, will be expanded to include a five factor.  That means a player can now win up to $5 million without matching all six numbers!

The game change will affect Kansas players who like to purchase tickets for multiple consecutive drawings.  To prepare, the Kansas Lottery is "stepping down" the number of consecutive Mega Millions drawings players can purchase between August 27 and October 18.

Below is the timeframe for the step-down of multi-draw Mega Millions tickets, along with the maximum number of multi-draws available for the Mega Millions drawings aftereach drawing date, whether using a play slip or asking a store clerk to manually enter the number of draws on your ticket:

 

 

Day

 

 

Draw Date

Maximum Multi-Draws Available using

PLAY SLIP

Maximum Multi-Draws Available Manual Entry

TERMINAL

Tuesday

August 27

15

15

Friday

August 30

10

14

Tuesday

September 3

10

13

Friday

September 6

10

12

Tuesday

September 10

10

11

Friday

September 13

10

10

Tuesday

September 17

5

9

Friday

September 20

5

8

Tuesday

September 24

5

7

Friday

September 27

5

6

Tuesday

October 1

5

5

Friday

October 4

4

4

Tuesday

October 8

3

3

Friday

October 11

2

2

Tuesday

October 15

1

1

 

Mega Millions is currently played in 45 jurisdictions and drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 10 p.m.  Players have until 8:59 p.m. Central Time on draw days to purchase tickets.




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