Powerball Prices Double, So Does Starting Jackpot

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The price of Powerball tickets is doubling.  It'll now cost two dollars to play, but odds are improving and so is the payout.

For Rico Denney and Navy Will from Prime Time Scene, the dream of a record label keeps them going.

"Anything for our record label," says Rico Denney.

But without P. Diddy's funds, these two resort to luck.

"It's more likely to win the Powerball than it is to get a record deal coming out of Kansas City," Denney jokes.

So, Denney buys a Powerball ticket nearly every day.  His friend and fellow musician, Navy Will, admits he doesn't buy a ticket as often, but he goes several times a month.  The two hope for a jackpot win, and it can't come soon enough.

With a dream like theirs, Denney and Navy Will say an extra dollar to play the Powerball is no problem.

"I'm still gonna play it," Denney says.

Ken Gallatin, a manager at Linwood Super Foods says he believes a lot of people feel the same way, but he doesn't understand the higher price.

"If it's not broke, don't fix it.  Keep it at a buck," Gallatin says.

Higher ticket prices mean a starting jackpot at $40 million, not $20 million.  Plus chances improve for a jackpot win from one in 192 million to one in 175 million.  That's sure to be music to the ears of the artists of Prime Time Scene who continue to dream big.

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