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Cost of Powerball ticket increases Sunday

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A Powerball ticket is displayed at a Greenville gas station. (File/FOX Carolina) A Powerball ticket is displayed at a Greenville gas station. (File/FOX Carolina)
COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The cost of a ticket for the Powerball drawing will go up by $1 this weekend.

Beginning Sunday, a Powerball ticket will cost $2. The cost of the PowerPlay option will remain at $1.

The South Carolina Education Lottery said the increase will bring added benefits to players, including bigger jackpots and better odds.

After the increase, the Powerball jackpot will start at $40 million instead of $20 million.

Players matching five white balls will win $1 million instead of $200,000, after the increase. With the PowerPlay option, that prize jumps to $2 million.

The Powerball drawing can be seen every Wednesday and Saturday on FOX Carolina following The Ten O'clock News.

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