|Posted: July 26, 2014, 1:03 pm - IP Logged|
For the jackpots on scratcher games, especially on the more expensive tickets ($5 and up) definitely misleading.
At least with PB, MM, Lotto, P3/P4 etc, you've got a chance to win the jackpot prize (albeit remote) on every draw/ticket you purchase.
With scratchers, that Jackpot ticket (s) may not even be available for purchase anywhere in the state for long stretches of time, so your odds are ZERO.
It's even worse when they pull a game with lots of top prizes remaining. In that case, you never had a shot at them.
The lottery is a profit driven business and if they were to let all the games run their full cycle, they'd lose money- period. Like somebody else said, they continue to flood the market with new games, offer piddley prizes on scratchers for the most part and then pull the game.
Lately, the IL lottery is posting winner's pictures for 1K wins, pretty pathetic... pretty soon they'll probably be posting pics of folks winning a free ticket and going on and on about how amazing the lottery is