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Powerball prices and odds will go up in 2012

WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Powerball ticket prices will rise next year, but so might your chances of hitting the jackpot.

Lottery officials said ticket prices will double, from $1 to $2 starting on January 15th. The starting jackpot will also double to $40 million. The first five numbers will still be picked from a pool of 59. But now the Powerball number will be chosen from a pool of 35, raising the odds of winning a prize to nearly one in 32.

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