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Lotto over-estimation or rip-off?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

After the last mega winner was announced for the draw on Saturday, November 11, the NLCB restarted the Lotto Plus jackpot at a guaranteed $2.0 million for Wednesday, November 15.

There was no winner and the prize for Saturday, November 18, was then “estimated” at $2.1 million. Again there was no winner and the new “estimated” prize for Wednesday, November 22, was $2.2 million.

Similarly, as there was no jackpot winner, the radio ads blasted that the “estimated” jackpot for Saturday, November 25, was now $2.3 million. Therefore, after four draws, the Lotto Plus jackpot was now “estimated” at $2.3 million. It meant that the prize increased by $100,000 each draw.

Lo and behold, there was one winner for this Saturday’s draw (#1702) and the NLCB winner information printout is showing that the jackpot won was $2.0 million.

After two weeks and four draws, the jackpot after being advertised as going up each draw suddenly falls back to the original prize of $2.0 million.

Is this a case of “over-estimation” or more likely a rip off of the gullible gambling public?

Had the winner been me I would have gone to NLCB’s head office with my winning ticket and my attorney.

When trust and confidence is lost, nothing will bring it back.

Over to you, NLCB. Your explanation why the supposedly increasing jackpot has been cut back is now being demanded.

Confused and feeling ripped off.



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