Get ready to pay more for Powerball: Ticket prices are going up to $2.
Lottery organizers hope the price change, up from $1, will entice more people to play because jackpots are getting bigger and the odds of winning are improving.
The move is a strategy to differentiate the game from Mega Millions, another big-money, multistate lottery game that sells for $1 per ticket.
Both games are sold in Arizona and 41 other states, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands and Washington, D.C. Both have drawings twice a week, but they are played on different nights.
The price change takes effect Jan. 15.