Glossary

Info Tab

TERM

DEFINITION

Adjusted Odds

The overall odds for a game that exclude free tickets and any prizes equal to the purchase price of the ticket.  (Seriously, who plays to "win" the ticket price back?)

Cash Odds

The odds of winning a cash prize.  These odds will exclude any free tickets or non-cash prizes.

Claim Deadline

The last day a winning ticket may be redeemed.

Date Released

The date a game was released.

End Date

The last day a game is available for play.  However, some states may take additional time after the end date to collect  remaining tickets from retailers.

Overall Game Payout

The percentage of money paid out as prizes relative to the ticket price.  For example, a 70.0% Overall Payout would indicate that the game pays out to players $0.70 for every dollar collected on ticket sales.

Overall Odds

The odds of winning any prize in a game.

Prize Counts Tab

TERM

DEFINITION

% Prizes Remaining

The number of prizes remaining expressed as a percentage.

Prizes at Start

Prizes available at the launch of a game

Prizes Claimed

Number of prizes that have been redeemed by players at a lottery retailer or lottery headquarters.

Prizes Remaining

Number of prizes that have not been redeemed by players at a lottery retailer or lottery headquarters.   Some prizes may have been won by players but not yet claimed, thus would appear in prizes remaining.

Prize Odds Tab

TERM

DEFINITION

Est. Current Odds

The estimated current odds of a given prize.  Estimated prize odds are calculated by dividing the total remaining prizes from a game by the estimated total tickets remaining.  The estimated current odds may be impacted by prizes already won but not yet claimed.

Original Odds

The original odds to win a prize at a game's release.

Odds Trend

A graphic representing how the estimated current prize odds have improved or declined from the original prize odds.

Prize Claims Tab

TERM

DEFINITION

Average Claim

The average number of tracked days between when a prize has been claimed.

Longest Claim

The longest number of tracked days for a prize to be claimed.

Days Since Last Claim

The number of days since the last time a specific prize has been claimed at a lottery retailer or lottery headquarters.

Shortest Claim

The shortest number of tracked days for a prize to be claimed.