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June 30, 2015


Hi, Sam. I'm not sure what you're referring to in your statement about the Hot Lotto jackpot. I checked the jackpot history in the game dating back to April, and the amount that the jackpot has increased from drawing to drawing has varied during that time. For example, it increased $130,000 from the drawing on April 11 to the drawing on April 15 (from $6.8 million to $6.93 million), but it increased $150,000 from the drawing on May 30 to the drawing on June 3 (from $8.68 million to $8.83 million). There have been other amounts of increase as well. The jackpot in the game is based on sales, so it makes sense that the amount it increases has varied over time.

Looking at hot lotto, etc, I see the top prize goes up the same amount and doesn't fluctuate one month different, so one must conclude that money is not going back into winnings consistently. Where is the ghost money?

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