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Thu, Jul-09-2015 05:20:06

New Powerball rules make it harder to win big

You may want to think twice before plunking down even a paltry $2 to play Powerball this coming October, the 36-state lottery. LoHud.com reports that the odds of winning the top prize – historically anywhere from $2 million to $600 million -- will jump from 1 in 175,223,510 to 1 in 292,201,338. Hope springs eternal for your chance to double your investment to $4 though, as the odds for that win just improved from 1 in 111 to 1 in 92. In fact, the likelihood of any players winning some kind of reward will get a boost to 1 in 25, up from 1 in 32.