There are changes coming to Powerball on Jan. 15, 2012. A regular Powerball ticket will then cost $2, and the change will mean bigger jackpots, more winners and better chances. There are a few numbers being removed from the Powerball matrix, giving you better odds of winning. The increase in price will generate bigger jackpots more quickly. The starting jackpot amount will double to $40 million. If you match all five white-ball numbers, you will win $1 million, five times what you win now ($200,000). Missouri averages 24 of these second-level winners each year, so that will mean 24 more millionaires annually!
And you can still add Power Play for another $1 and get the chance to win double - $2 million, rather than $1 million - for matching all five white-ball numbers.
The change won't take effect for several months, but be aware that Powerball will be More, Bigger and Better early next year. What are your thoughts on the change?