Larger Starting Jackpots For Mega Millions Game
by Associated Press
August 14, 2013 1:17 PM
The South Dakota Lottery Commission has approved larger starting jackpots for the Mega Millions lotto game.
If the changes are approved by a rules committee, the starting jackpot would increase from $12 million to $15 million and jackpots would grow by at least $5 million after each drawing without a winner.
Lottery executive director Norm Lingle says players who match the first five numbers but miss the Mega Ball will win $1 million, up from $250,000.
Players will choose five white ball numbers from a pool of 75, up from 56, and one Mega Ball number from a pool of 15, down from 46.
The result will be odds of 1-in-15 to win any prize and 1-in-259 million to win the jackpot.