ATLANTA -- The new Powerball makes its deut this week with bigger starting jackpots, better overall odds and more millionaires.
The enhanced game's first drawing will be Wednesday.
Powerball starting jackpots will double to $40 million and will grow faster. The game's second prize will increase from $250,000 to $1 million, and to $2 million with the Power Play option. Additionally, overall odds and odds to win a jackpot prize have improved.
The game's ticket price also will change from $1 to $2 per play.
Players can still multiply with the Power Play option for an additional $1 per play.