Here is an exact quote from the PA website:
*NOTE: The set prize amounts published here are based on the expected number of winners sharing in the prize pool. In some cases, these prizes can be paid on a pari-mutuel basis and will be lower than these published prize levels. Refer to the Official Game Rules for a detailed explanation of optional pari-mutuel payment . If more than five winning first prize (jackpot) plays are determined in the same drawing, each is entitled to a share of annual payments totaling $180,000. Each share is limited to annual payments for the lifetime of the winner equal to $180,000 divided by the actual number of jackpot prize winners. In these cases, the minimum lifetime amount is determined to be 28 annual payments each in the amount as determined above.
1) Am I understanding this correctly to mean that there are only 28 annual payments of $36,000 (gross payments) for any winner, whether or not you are the sole winner (or one of several with the same winning 6 numbers?)
2) If so, why do they publicize all over the place "for life"!???? Since when does "for life" mean 28 years only??? I'd LOVE to see someone contest this in court!!! I sure would!!!
3) I find the wording confusing. Also, can this prize be transferred if you die?
Please clarify for me, if you can, thanks.