Power ball organizers raising prices

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Power ball organizers are taking a gamble, betting you'll pay twice as much for a shot at a jackpot.

The price of a power ball ticket is doubling, to $2.

Organizers believe the change will draw more people to the Power ball, with the promise of bigger payoffs.

The move is also meant to distinguish the Power ball from the other multi-state lottery, Mega Millions.

The price increase goes into effect January 15.

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