|Posted: December 19, 2004, 10:02 pm - IP Logged|
Quote: Originally posted by Todd on December 19, 2004
Who cares when the jackpot is $40 mil?? Prize return means zip, nada when the jackpot is big.
I agree. And big jackpots are exactly what NY Lotto was designed to generate. The overall prize pool may only be 40% (as we've all been told), but out of that 75% goes to the jackpot. That's 30% of all sales going to the jackpot. So the jackpot payout is about on par with the rest of the nation (FL Lotto pays 31.5% of sales to the jackpot). That's yet another reason the other payouts are so bad. But most players don't care about that, they're only after the big kahuna.