Glossary


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DEFINITION

% Prizes Remaining

The number of prizes remaining expressed as a percentage.

Adjusted Odds

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

Amount Prizes (?)

Number of prizes available at the launch of a game.

Average Claim

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

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 ticket may be redeemed for a game.

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.

Date Released

The day a game was released.

Days Since Last Claim

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

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.

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End Date

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

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 by be impacted by prizes already won but not yet claimed.

Estimated Odds Change

The percentage the estimated current prize odds have improved or declined from the original prize odds.

Longest Claim

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

Odds Excluding Break-Even

The overall odds for a game that excludes free tickets and prizes equal to the price of the ticket.

Odds Trend

The percentage that the estimated current prize odds have improved or declined from the original prize odds.

Original Odds

The original odds to win a given prize at the start of a game's release.

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.

Overall Payout

The percentage of money paid out as prizes relative to the ticket price.

Prizes at Start

Number of prizes available at the launch of a game.

Prizes at Start

Prizes available at the launch of a game

Prizes Claimed

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

Prizes Claimed

Prizes that have been redeemed by users at a lottery retailer or lottery headquarters

Prizes Remaining

Number of prizes that have not bee 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 unclaimed.

Prizes Unclaimed

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

Shortest Claim

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

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