I was exchanging emails with a NY lottery employee and asked her about how many sweet millions tickets are actually sold. This is some of the info she gave me.
Currently, we have sales of about $500,000 per draw for the Sweet Million game, which is only 1/8th of the odds to win the jackpot. A large number of these plays are duplicative as many people play similar numbers such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, which mean we are only experiencing coverage of less than 8% of the total possible number combinations that can be drawn (3,838,380).
And of course:
We have no plans at this time to change or discontinue our Sweet Million game
Thanks, good luck everyone. I am done with this game for the most part, maybe one quick pick each draw, but that will be it.