|Posted: August 31, 2005, 8:15 pm - IP Logged|
All states are contributing 32% of their ticket sales to the jackpot, so if they all keep 50% for themselves that leaves 18% of their sales for the other prizes weather their payouts are pari-mutuel or fixed. The fixed amounts will equal 18% overtime. When New York had five 5+0 winners, their payout to their winners was greater than 18% for that drawing but will be balanced by other drawings when they have no 5+0 winners.
* you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket *