Oct 6, 2005, 11:18 am
Super Lotto Plus, the Ohio Lottery Commission’s in-state lotto game, will be retired after the Saturday, October 8 drawing.
There's a twist: if the last jackpot isn't hit, winning players will share in the cash value of the advertised jackpot.
Since its debut in 2000, players have shared almost $631 million in prizes, including 76 jackpot-winning tickets through Sept. 24.
"We've had a good run with Super Lotto Plus," says Ohio Lottery spokesperson Mardele Cohen. "Since its beginning on July 15, 2000, the game has seen more than $1 billion in sales and $312 million in profits after prizes and retailer commissions and bonuses."
Ohio Lottery Commission officials would like to thank their loyal Super Lotto Plus fans with a special offer for this last drawing. If that jackpot is not hit, the cash value of the jackpot prize will be shared proportionately by each lower-tier prize level. Money allocated to each prize category will be divided equally among winning tickets held by players in that category.
Even at the $4 million jackpot level ($2 million cash option), winning players will see a significant increase in prizes.
Each lower-tier prize will share 16.67 percent of the cash value of the jackpot. For example, if the advertised jackpot on October 8 is $4 million, the actual cash value of that jackpot is $2 million.