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Estimated jackpot vs. Actual cash value

Topic closed. 15 replies. Last post 4 years ago by billionaire2bee.

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Posted: March 12, 2013, 8:03 am - IP Logged

PlayToWin47,

The Missouri lottert will send you e-mails with the results of the game you choose and the advertised and cash jackpots.

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billionaire2bee,

I doubt the lottries would change the way they do it now. It sounds better for them and you have to consider that not sll payers are as informed as people here on LP. If the lottieries dropped the advertised jackpot amounts and just mentioned the cash amount there's a lot of people out there that would say something like, "Look at that Mega Millions. At least it used to start t $12 million, now they've cut that back to $7 point something million."

It would be like asking a state that has raffles with 500,000 ticket sales (using Illinois as an example) to advertise it like this:

Play our raffle. 509 winners and 499,991 losers.

(Which is exactly the way it is but they're not going to promote it that way.)

NC lottery also e-mails you results if you sign up with their luck-e zone....also we can now enter our losing draw tickets for second chance drawing too..used to be just scratch-offs...but yeah I don't think they will change the way they promote it, but I have to sometimes remind myself it won't the advertised amount you'll win....I have to calm my excitement....so to speak ....LOL LOL