The popular "Mega Millions" lottery game played here in New York a well as in many other states will be doubling the price of tickets.  At the end of October the ticket price increases from $1 to $2.

According to, the state's lottery officials say there will be more chances to win once the price increase takes effect.  Tickets for the other games, "Powerball" and "Cash for Life" are already $2.

The New York Lottery website says the next Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday, the 25th, with a jackpot of $52 million.