Mega Millions Adds California

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Bigger prizes, but longer odds for winning the Mega Millions lottery.

California is the 12th state to join the multistate game, adding 36 million potential players. That could mean jackpots as high as half a billion dollars.

At the same time, the odds of taking home the grand prize increases from one in 135 million to one in 175 million.

Starting Wednesday, players will pick five numbers between one and 56 and a Mega Ball number between one and 46.

Players used to pick between one and 52 for all six numbers.

Jackpots will start at $12 million dollars, up from $10 million.