Posted: Nov 30, 2018 2:21 am
by Thommo
I think I might be tired, but I'm not sure what you're asking, sorry!

Laklak was talking about the odds on a scratchcard, as opposed to a lottery draw, typically those are much more opaque and the companies (like companies who run other addictive forms of gambling like slot machines, fruit machines and FOBT machines) try to disguise what's going on within the letter of the law. The percentage of the total prize fund that goes into the jackpot (as opposed to lesser wins and free plays) tends to be in the single digits, but varies from game to game.

I can see nothing wrong with the calculations present in the article you linked, as far as it goes though.