As a result, Powerball has seen several record-setting jackpots since making the change, including a $600 million grand prize earlier this year.
"MUSL is always looking at player needs and player wants. After Powerball went through its revamp, Mega Millions sales were affected by that somewhat. So now they're making some changes to Mega Millions," Burnside said.
Unlike Powerball, Mega Millions will remain a $1 game. The starting jackpot is now $15 million, however, up from $12 million.
MUSL also increased Mega Million's minimum jackpot increase. Now, each time there's a drawing and no one wins, the jackpot will increase by at least $5 million.
The game also increased its second-prize winnings from $250,000 to $1 million.
"It's basically a whole new game," Burnside said.
Mega Millions also has changed its "Megaplier" option, which allows players to spend an extra dollar and possibly quintuple their winnings.
Burnside said if players match all five numbers but not the Megaball, they would win $1 million. But with the Megaplier, those winnings would automatically be boosted to $5 million.
"If you get lucky and pay that extra dollar, $5 million is a pretty impressive second prize," he said.
The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday night. As of Thursday evening, the Mega Millions jackpot was $65 million.Contact writer Zack Harold at 304-348-7939 or zack.har...@dailymail.com. Follow him at www.twitter.com/ZackHarold.