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Does anyone know a website that reports cash values?

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Posted: June 4, 2006, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

I'd like one that compares the cash values of various jackpots.

You can find lots of places that give you the annuity values, including Lottery Post, but few that will give you all the cash values. 

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    Posted: June 4, 2006, 11:40 pm - IP Logged

    www.usamega.com

     

     

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      Posted: June 4, 2006, 11:41 pm - IP Logged

      If you're looking for a cash option of any game NOT involving Powerball or Mega Millions, you'll need to refer to the official state lottery site.  For Powerball and Mega Millions, use www.usamega.com.

       

      Check the State Lottery Report Card
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      Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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        Posted: June 5, 2006, 12:27 am - IP Logged

        Hi, Prob88! 

        Are you talking about current or previous jackpots? Maybe Todd or someone else here can answer this, but are most state lotteries pari-mutuel like Florida? If so the cash value is based on the amount of tickets sold so they don't tell you the cash value until after the drawing. The cash value for MegaMoney and Lotto never appear on the Florida website until someone claims the jackpot and there is a press release.  Then you can figure out the payout which is usually 55-60%.  The MegaMoney which has a maximum jackpot amount of $2 million often pays 65-70%.  There have been some large jackpots where the winner took the annuity and I never could find any information about the lump sum payout, i.e., the 12/21/05 $46 million jackpot claimed by a college student from Okeechobee. Since I didn't win, I really didn't spend any time trying to find out, but if I were really curious I probably could have sent an email to them.

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          Posted: June 5, 2006, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

          Every time I build my list it was a serious pain to include the California pots. Only way to tell is to use Google and search for news stories that reported it.


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            Posted: June 5, 2006, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

            Hi, Prob88! 

            Are you talking about current or previous jackpots? Maybe Todd or someone else here can answer this, but are most state lotteries pari-mutuel like Florida? If so the cash value is based on the amount of tickets sold so they don't tell you the cash value until after the drawing. The cash value for MegaMoney and Lotto never appear on the Florida website until someone claims the jackpot and there is a press release.  Then you can figure out the payout which is usually 55-60%.  The MegaMoney which has a maximum jackpot amount of $2 million often pays 65-70%.  There have been some large jackpots where the winner took the annuity and I never could find any information about the lump sum payout, i.e., the 12/21/05 $46 million jackpot claimed by a college student from Okeechobee. Since I didn't win, I really didn't spend any time trying to find out, but if I were really curious I probably could have sent an email to them.

            If the "winner" was a college student, obviously they're not learning since they DID NOT choose cash. Perhaps they did not know Florida starts the 60-day clock with the DRAWING.

            Maybe in 29 years, it will be too HOT to live in Florida during the summer.

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              Posted: June 5, 2006, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

              Every time I build my list it was a serious pain to include the California pots. Only way to tell is to use Google and search for news stories that reported it.

              All payouts in CA are pari-mutuel - even the lower-tier prizes and the Pick 3. The only payout that isn't is the free play award in Fantasy 5.

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                Posted: June 6, 2006, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

                Thanks everyone.

                I already know the MM and PB jackpots, since I can calculate them from the sales information on .

                I was looking for the info for the more obscure state lotteries, particulary my own state, NJ, and NY.

                But it's no biggie.

                Thanks. 

                 

                 

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                  Posted: June 7, 2006, 3:08 am - IP Logged

                  Link Pages to state lotteries:

                  http://www.powerball.com/pb_links.asp

                  http://www.naspl.org/uscanada.html

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                  Blessed Saint Leibowitz, keep 'em dreamin' down there..... 

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