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Powerball ticket price doubles

What would you do if you won the lottery? It's a dream many people enjoy playing.

You've got to play to win, and the cost to play will soon be going up for some lottery fans.

Lottery officials say the price of tickets for the Powerball jackpot will double to $2 starting January 15th.

The starting Powerball jackpot will also double, from $20 million to $40 million.

But, officials are reducing the number of red "power" balls, thereby dropping your odds of scoring the big win.

To compensate, the second prize win for matching the five white balls without the powerball will increase from $200,000 dollars to $1 million.

Powerball is available in 42 states including Wisconsin, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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