Price of Powerball tickets to go up in January

(WXYZ) - Soon, it will cost you more to take your chances at the lotto.

Beginning January 15, ticket prices for the Powerball Jackpot will increase to two dollars.

Lottery officials say the price change will encourage more people to play as jackpots get bigger and the odds of winning increase.

The lottery is hoping to differentiate Powerball from the Mega Millions game.

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