- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - New rules for Powerball in South Dakota mean players have a better chance of winning a prize at the expense of a longer shot at the jackpot.

The Legislative Rules Review Committee approved changes to the game Monday. The rules were first authorized by the state Lottery Commission and are set to take effect in October.

The new rules mean the overall odds of winning a prize will be one in about 25 instead of one in about 32. But a shot at winning the jackpot will increase to one in 292 million. That’s up from one in 175 million.

The $10,000 third prize is jumping to $50,000. The changes also mean players can buy up to 10-times multipliers applicable to many prizes.

The initial jackpot stays at $40 million.



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