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Kentucky Cash Ball question.

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Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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Posted: November 15, 2007, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

I looked on the KY Lottery website for the amount of the top prize for Cash Ball. It says $200,000 for matching 4+1, but it doesn't have any type of description for a case where there are multiple winners of the top prize. For example, on the 3 Line Lotto page, it's top prize description states: "If there is more than one jackpot winner, the prize is divided among all winners". Also, the Hoosier Lottery also has a description for Mix & Match's top prize that states "If 3 or more single lines among all winning tickets match all 5 numbers drawn, $400,000 will be divided evenly among those winners". The Cash Ball page doesn't have this type of description. The reason I'm asking is because I would like to know if someone was to match 4+1, but they played that same set 5 times, does that mean they won $1,000,000? If Cash Ball's top prize has a rule about splitting the top prize, I think the KY Lottery website should list it. I might start playing that game.

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    Posted: November 15, 2007, 10:19 pm - IP Logged

    some states Guru you're correct 1 ticket or 5 tickets correct it's a SHARED amount...however there are a few states that pay "per" ticket the top amount..I actually read a story once,i think it may have been Virginia where a person hit the cash5 jackpot and had 5 seperate tickets and got the jackpot 5 times...good question,but check it out there may be no need to buy the same number more than once,unless you're gonna split the jackpot with yourself...lol 

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      Posted: November 16, 2007, 1:38 am - IP Logged

      It's apparently a fixed prize rather than a jackpot. If they say it pays a fixed amount and they don't say that multiple winners share that amount it seems pretty clear that it's not normally a pari-mutuel prize. I'll guarantee that there's some fine print that says something about the official rules, and that the official rules allow them to pay a limited amount in unusual circumstances. There may be a regular limit of $1 million, and I can promise that if 100 people win by playing numbers from a fortune cookie they won't all be getting 200 grand.

        Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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        Posted: November 16, 2007, 9:25 am - IP Logged

        Ok, I sent them an email askin them this question. Here was their response:

        Dear Guru101, each person that plays Cash ball and have the winning top prize numbers will win the top prize of $200,000 up to $1 million. If  the total number of top prizes exceeds 5, the $1 million will be shared equally among the number of top prize winners. Maximum top prize liability is $1 million for each drawing. Thanks for playing the Kentucky Lottery.
         
        I'm glad I found out.

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