Only a portion of sales goes towards the jackpot. Half of sales goes towards profit and expenses. In the May 28 draw, about $10 million was allocated to the jackpot. The funded portion of the jackpot in the previous draw was $26 million. Then it went to $36 million for the May 28 draw leaving a shortfall of about $4 million.Jon Lai wrote: ↑May 29th, 2010 10:36 amI don't get it. You said $37M in sales for the $40M jackpot, so it was underfunded by $4.1M (including small prizes I'm assuming). But don't they include previous week's sales beginning from $10M? If they include those how would it have been underfunded? They got $37M in sales just from this week alone!
The June 4 jackpot will be fully funded by sales. The amount of sales will determine how many MaxMillions prizes will be awarded (unless they decide to add extra prizes).
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