Jan 2, 2012 8:17 PM by Andy Koen
The price of a Powerball ticket is going up, but so are the jackpots and the odds of winning. According to the Colorado Lottery, a $2 ticket now buys you a chance of winning jackpots of at least $40 million. The game also improved its odds of winning from 1-35 to 1-32.
Players will still choose 5 numbers out of a pool of 59, but the Powerball pool has been reduced from 39 to 35 numbers. The Match 5 prize also increases from $200,000 to $1 million.