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Washington jackpot at record high

Washington LotteryWashington Lottery: Washington jackpot at record high

Tomorrow's Washington State Lottery Lotto Plus game is at a record high of $33 million.

The highest jackpot paid out under the Jackpot Plus game was in July 2002, when two people divided a $30 million jackpot.

The lottery payout record was in October 2000 under the Lotto game, the predecessor to Lotto Plus, with a jackpot of $32 million, which three winners shared.

"(Ticket) sales go up dramatically with a big jackpot," said Eric Jones, Lottery spokesman.

Lottery officials expect $1.75 million worth of tickets, or 1.75 million tickets, will be sold when all is tallied from yesterday morning to 7:45 p.m. tomorrow, when ticket sales end.

The odds of winning the Lotto Plus are 1 in 11 million, Jones said.

Seattle Times

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1 comment. Last comment 14 years ago by Bradly_60.
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Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
Atlantic Mine, Michigan
United States
Member #416
June 23, 2002
1614 Posts
Posted: August 17, 2003, 8:52 am - IP Logged

Ok now the jackpot is at $34,000,000.  What does that tell you about lottery players in that state.  Odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 11 million and the jackpot is 3 times that much.  Well if you had 11 million you could buy all combos and still end up with a profit.  I thought Washington was a bigger state than that though.