CLEVELAND (AP) -- The cost of a Powerball ticket is going up, but prize amounts in the multistate lottery game also will be increasing starting early next year.
The Ohio Lottery says beginning Jan. 15, the price to play Powerball will double, to $2. At the same time, the minimum jackpot will move up to $40 million, from the current $20 million.
Ohio Lottery interim director Dennis Berg says in a statement that another change will make room for more millionaires. The prize for matching five numbers without the Powerball will increase from $250,000 to $1 million.
The Ohio Lottery said Wednesday that next year's changes will improve the overall odds of a ticket winning something from 1 in 35 to about 1 in 32.