Megamillions goes to $2 a ticket this weekend

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TOLEDO (13abc Action News) - The cost of playing the cheaper of the two multi-state lottery games is going up.

Starting Saturday, Mega Millions tickets go up to $2, just like Powerball.

That will reportedly increase the game's starting jackpot from $15 million to $40 million.

The new design of the game decreases the number of white balls, but increases the number of red balls.

The odds of winning the jackpot increase from 1 in almost 259 million to 1 in about 303 million.

The drawing nights don't change. Megamillions will still be drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays.