|Posted: August 4, 2009, 2:31 pm - IP Logged|
I know they do test draws for Mega Millions but how many, not sure. As for classic I'm not sure if they do or not but at the rate that classic has been going I've been wondering if it's rigged. It's at a very high jackpot for a 6/49 in a high populated state.
It doesn't look like a high percentage of the population is playing Classic Lotto. Ohio is a Mega Millions state, the cash value of MM is much higher than the lotto jackpot, and the MM's secondary prizes are higher. There were 1.8 million Mega Millions tickets sold in Ohio on July 31.
The Ohio Lottery website only shows how much is paid out on Classic Lotto drawings and the estimated jackpot for the next drawing so we really don't know how much was wagered. However by assuming the lottery "keeps" about 50% of the wagers and the jackpot grew by $300,000 we can guess there were around 600,000 tickets sold on the August 3 drawing. We can divide the number of tickets sold by the number of the possible combinations and find out that only 4.31% of all possible combinations were sold for that drawing so that a 95.69% chance the jackpot will not be hit.
It's obvious MM has three times the play as Classic Lotto and CL's play isn't high enough to assume the jackpot should be hit. Why would anyone want to rig a game when the odds are already in their favor?