# Patent application title: LOTTERY GAME WITH A PLURALITY OF JACKPOTS

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Inventors:
Michael Anthony Martinez (Albuquerque, NM, US)

IPC8 Class: AA63F924FI

USPC Class:
463 17

Class name: Including means for processing electronic data (e.g., computer/video game, etc.) in a chance application lot match or lot combination (e.g., roulette, lottery, etc.)

Publication date: 2012-11-15

Patent application number: 20120289302

## Abstract:

A lottery game having a plurality of jackpots for each game. The
embodiments of the present invention satisfy the needs of having a
lottery game that gives greater control over the odds and payout
structures while increasing the appeal of a game for the casual gambler.## Claims:

**1.**A method of operating a lottery game, comprising the following steps: A. Determining a number of jackpots for a lottery game, wherein the number is greater than one; B. Determining a percent that is less than one hundred percent of a sum total of revenues from ticket sales, which percent will be divided equally into the jackpots; C. Selling tickets to players, wherein each ticket is associated with a number or a combination of numbers; D. Closing sales of tickets; E. Summing revenues from ticket sales to calculate a sum total of revenues from ticket sales; F. Calculating an amount that will be placed into the jackpots collectively, which amount corresponds to the percent of the sum total of revenues from ticket sales; G. Dividing the amount that corresponds to the percent of the sum total of ticket sales by the number of jackpots to obtain a per-jackpot award; H. Drawing a winning number or combinations of numbers for each jackpot, wherein winning tickets are those tickets associated with a number or combination of numbers that match a winning number or combination of numbers, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers is not subsequently disqualified from winning additional jackpots in the lottery game; I. Distributing the jackpots to winners.

**2.**A method of operating a lottery game, comprising the following steps: A. Determining a number of jackpots for a lottery game, wherein the number is greater than one; B. Determining a percent of a sum total of revenues from ticket sales, which percent will be divided equally into the jackpots; C. Selling tickets to players, wherein each ticket is associated with a number or a combination of numbers; D. Closing sales of tickets; E. Summing revenues from ticket sales to calculate a sum total of revenues from ticket sales; F. Calculating an amount that will be placed into the jackpots collectively, which amount corresponds to the percent of the sum total of revenues from ticket sales; G. Dividing the amount that corresponds to the percent of the sum total of ticket sales by the number of jackpots to obtain a per-jackpot award; H. Drawing a winning number or combinations of numbers for each jackpot, wherein winning tickets are those tickets associated with a number or combination of numbers that match a winning number or combination of numbers, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers is subsequently disqualified from winning additional jackpots in the lottery game; I. Distributing the jackpots to winners.

**3.**A method of operating a lottery game, comprising the following steps: A. Determining a number of jackpots for a lottery game, wherein the number is greater than one, wherein each jackpot comprises a first prize and one or more associated secondary prizes; B. Determining a percent of a sum total of revenues from ticket sales, which percent will be divided equally into the jackpots; C. Selling tickets to players, wherein each ticket is associated with a number or a combination of numbers; D. Closing sales of tickets; E. Summing revenues from ticket sales to calculate a sum total of revenues from ticket sales; F. Calculating an amount that will be placed into the jackpots collectively, which amount corresponds to the percent of the sum total of revenues from ticket sales; G. Dividing the amount that corresponds to the percent of the sum total of ticket sales by the number of jackpots to obtain a per-jackpot award, then further distributing the amount into the secondary prizes; H. Drawing a winning number or combinations of numbers for each prize of each jackpot, wherein winning tickets are those tickets associated with a number or combination of numbers that match a winning number or combination of numbers, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers is not subsequently disqualified from winning additional prizes in the lottery game; I. Distributing the prizes to winners.

**4.**The method of claim 3, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers may win multiple times only within the same jackpot.

**5.**The method of claim 3, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers may win only one prize per jackpot.

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## Description:

**CROSS**-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS

**[0001]**Not applicable.

**STATEMENTS REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT**

**[0002]**Not applicable.

**BACKGROUND**

**[0003]**The embodiments of the present invention satisfy the needs of having a lottery game that gives greater control over the odds and payout structures while increasing the appeal of a game for the casual gambler.

**[0004]**Information relevant to attempts to address these problems can be found in U.S. Pat. Nos. 5,186,463; 6,017,032; 6,386,975; 6,712,695; 6,887,152; 6,935,948; 7,347,776; 7,351,142; 7,442,122; 7,635,304; and 7,662,038; which are not admitted to be prior art with respect to the present invention by its mention in this Background Section. However, it is desirable to have a better device than is disclosed in the references.

**[0005]**Numerous types of lottery games exist. In the most common lotto-type lottery, the players chooses without replacement a plurality of numbers from a range of numbers. A common lotto-type lottery game is a lotto 6/49 or 6-from-49 based on a pari-mutuel share, where the numbers range from 1 to 49, and the pari-mutuel share is a calculation in which the total monies allocated to a prize category are divided by the total number of winners in that category. In the Instant Game-type lottery, the player purchases a scratch card, on which one or more areas covered by a substance that cannot be seen through but that can be scratched off. The player then scratches off the substance to reveal whether he won a prize.

**[0006]**The odds of winning a lottery are similarly calculated for several games. In a game in which a player picks n from N regular numbers, and picks 1 from M bonus ball numbers, the probability h of correctly selecting some of the winning numbers is calculated using the following equation:

**h**= ( n x ) ( N - n n - x ) ( N n ) regular numbers ( M - ( M - 1 ) m ) M megaball numbers ##EQU00001##

**The odds of winning a single combination are then found by taking the**inverse of the probability, 1/h. The overall odds of winning any combination are found by adding all the individual probabilities and taking the inverse.

**[0007]**The present invention, which I call Rollover (or "Rollover n," where n can either refer to the number of jackpots or first prizes, or to the number of winners allowed per jackpot), has a positive and significant effect on the odds. It is designed to give greater control over the odds and payout structures while increasing the appeal of a game for the casual gambler. In a single Rollover Game, a plurality of sets of winning numbers are drawn, against which a player then compares his numbers to see if he's won. This increases the numbers of "attempts" afforded by a single ticket as well as changing the odds in the gambler's favor. The present invention does not need to be a lotto-type lottery, but if it is a lotto-type lottery game, then the odds can be calculated as follows:

**h j**= ( j 1 ) h 1 ( 1 - h ) j - 1 ##EQU00002## h j = j ( ( n x ) ( N - n n - x ) ( N n ) ( M - ( M - 1 ) m ) M ) ( 1 - ( ( n x ) ( N - n n - x ) ( N n ) ( M - ( M - 1 ) m ) M ) ) j - 1 ##EQU00002.2##

**where a player picks n from N regular numbers**, picks 1 from M bonus ball numbers, such that the h is the probability of correctly selecting x winning regular numbers and m bonus ball numbers. Again, the odds of winning a single combination are then found by taking the inverse of the probability, 1/h. The overall odds of winning any combination are found by adding all the individual probabilities and taking the inverse. For a straight pick game where there is no bonus ball pick, the equation simplifies to:

**h j**= j ( ( n x ) ( N - n n - x ) ( N n ) ) ( 1 - ( ( n x ) ( N - n n - x ) ( N n ) ) ) j - 1 ##EQU00003##

**[0008]**Besides controlling the odds of winning and the number of chances to win per ticket, the payouts are certainly of concern as well, both for the player and for the state. Since it is not common knowledge exactly how the payout structures are currently determined, to illustrate how a Rollover Game works the next two examples use the standard prize values and divide them by the number of rollover jackpots.

**[0009]**Consider a Mega Millions® Game with a Grand Jackpot of $150 million dollars. In this game, players pick 5-from-59 and 1-from-46 (Table 1).

**TABLE**-US-00001 TABLE 1 Original Game Rollover 3 Rollover 10 Chose Correct Prize Approx. Prize Approx. Prize Approx. Score Bonus Ball? Money Odds Money Odds Money Odds 5 Yes $150 m 230,293,756 $50 m 76,764,586 $15 m 23,029,377 5 No $200,000 5,117,639 $65,000 1,705,880 $20,000 511,765 4 Yes $10,000 852,940 $3,000 284,314 $1,000 85,295 4 No $100 18,954 $30 6,319 $10 1,896 3 Yes $100 16,093 $30 5,365 $10 1,610 3 No $7 358 $2 120 2 Yes $7 928 $2 310 1 Yes $4 146 0 Yes $3 73 Overall Odds 41 28 86 Ways to Win 9 7 × 3 = 21 5 × 10 = 50

**The left columns indicate the correctly chosen regular and bonus ball**numbers, and the overall odds of winning any of the prizes is shown at the bottom. The columns with the heading "Original Game" show the Prize values and approximate odds if the game is played as it currently is, with one jackpot. There are 9 ways to win per ticket (i.e., match all 5 numbers and the bonus ball, match all 5 numbers but not the bonus ball, etc.). When the number of jackpots is increased to 3, i.e., "Rollover 3," the odds of winning each combination get better, it turns out by the same factor as the number of jackpots used. For the purpose of comparison, the prize amounts have been reduced by the same factor. Some of the winning combinations have been removed since some of the new prize amounts fall below a minimum threshold value of $2 (established for practical reasons), leaving 7 ways to win. Taking the 7 remaining winning combinations times the number of chances to match against winning numbers (3) the player now has not 9 but 21 chances to win. When the jackpot count is increased to 10 ("Rollover 10"), these effects are even greater. Odds improve even further for each combination, and some winning combinations are lost as they fall below the $2 threshold, but there are now 50 chances to win. The examples of 3 and 10 jackpots are only examples. It is possible to pick any number of jackpots, and any threshold amount, and get a spectrum of these kinds of results.

**[0010]**If desired, payout structure can still include all 9 original prizes, in this case by reducing the threshold to $1. Rollover Jackpots increase overall odds of winning a prize if the same prizes are offered (Table 2).

**TABLE**-US-00002 TABLE 2 Chose Correct Original Game Rollover 3 Bonus Prize Approx. Prize Approx. Score Ball? Money Odds Money Odds 5 Yes $150m 230,293,756 $50m 76,764,586 5 No $200,000 5,117,639 $65,000 1,705,880 4 Yes $10,000 852,940 $3,000 284,314 4 No $100 18,954 $30 6,319 3 Yes $100 16,093 $30 5,365 3 No $7 358 $3 120 2 Yes $7 928 $3 310 1 Yes $4 146 $2 49 0 Yes $3 73 $1 25 Overall Odds 41 28 Ways to Win 9 9 × 3 = 27

**[0011]**Consider a straight pick game with a $150,000 grand jackpot, in which the player chooses 5 numbers from 1 to 37. With 3 ("Rollover 3") and 5 ("Rollover 5") jackpots the odds for any winning combination improve, some of which can be eliminated due to the decrease in payout value below the threshold, and the number of chances to win are increased (Table 3).

**TABLE**-US-00003 TABLE 3 Original Game Rollover 3 Rollover 5 Prize Approx. Prize Approx. Prize Approx. Score Money Odds Money Odds Money Odds 5 $150,000 435,897 $50 m 145,300 $15 m 87,180 5 $200 2,724 $65,000 909 $20,000 546 4 $5 88 $3,000 30 $1,000 18 4 $1 9 $30 $10 Overall 8 10 4 Odds Ways to 4 3 × 3 = 9 3 × 5 = 15 Win

**[0012]**It is also possible to add a factor of safety ("safety factor") to the game. In some lottery games, it is possible that a large jackpot win in the first week or two of play will deplete the game fund or cause it to go into the red. This can be avoided by subtracting an appropriate percentage from the original jackpot and keeping it in reserve. The reserve is subtracted from the revenues on an ongoing basis and accumulated. In one embodiment the reserve is maintained at a fixed percentage (e.g., 40%) of the jackpot. In another embodiment, the reserve is determined as a percentage of the first week's jackpot (e.g., 40%), and that absolute number is collected again each week until the jackpot is won and the game is reset (e.g., week 1 reserve=$23,600; week 2 reserve=2×$23,600; week 3 reserve=3×$23,600; etc.). Tables 4a-g shows examples with $1, $2, $5 and $10 tickets, for a few different factors of safety, in a 5-from-37 game with a single win and a single jackpot, for Rollover 2 and 5. Similar examples can be generated for other Rollover games, e.g., Rollover 10. Note that more than one person can have any particular given winning number.

**TABLE**-US-00004 TABLE 4a Participation Sales to Date Orig JP Reserve 283,800 $283,800 $118,000 $0.00 Score Prize Odds Winners Payout Original Game 5 $118,000 435897.0 0.7 $118,000.00 4 $200 2724.4 104.2 $20,834.28 3 $5 87.9 3,229.3 $16,146.57 2 $1 8.8 32,293.1 $32,293.13 Totals 8.0 35,627.3 $187,273.98 % of Sales to Date 66% Total w/o Jackpot $69,273.98 % w/o Jackpot 17% Rollover 2 5 $118,000 217,948.75 1.3 $118,000.00 4 $100 1,362.43 208.3 $20,830.46 3 $3.00 44.19 6,421.9 $19,265.64 Totals 42.80 6,631.49 $158,096.10 % of Sales to Date 56% Total w/o Jackpot $40,096.10 % w/o Jackpot 14% Rollover 5 5 $118,000 87,179.80 3.3 $118,000.00 4 $40 545.27 520.5 $20,818.99 3 $1.00 17.98 15,783.3 $15,783.27 Totals 17.40 16,307.00 $154,602.26 % of Sales to Date 54% Total w/o Jackpot $36,602.26 $1 ticket No factor of safety (1.0) Lowest prize level removed to keep % payout low when Jackpot is hit

**TABLE**-US-00005 TABLE 4b Participation Sales to Date Orig JP Reserve 283,800 $283,800 $118,000 $11,800.00 Score Prize Odds Winners Payout Original Game 5 $106,200 435897.0 0.7 $106,200.00 4 $200 2724.4 104.2 $20,834.28 3 $5 87.9 3,229.3 $16,146.57 2 $1 8.8 32,293.1 $32,293.13 Totals 8.0 35,627.3 $175,473.98 % of Sales to Date 62% Total w/o Jackpot $69,273.98 % w/o Jackpot 17% Rollover 2 5 $106,200 217,948.75 1.3 $106,200.00 4 $100 1,362.43 208.3 $20,830.46 3 $3.00 44.19 6,421.9 $19,265.64 Totals 42.80 6,631.49 $146,296.10 % of Sales to Date 52% Total w/o Jackpot $40,096.10 % w/o Jackpot 14% Rollover 5 5 $106,200 87,179.80 3.3 $106,200.00 4 $40 545.27 520.5 $20,818.99 3 $1.00 17.98 15,783.3 $15,783.27 Totals 17.40 16,307.00 $142,802.26 % of Sales to Date 50% Total w/o Jackpot $36,602.26 $1 ticket Factor of safety 1.10 Reserve amount is 10% of Jackpot % payout is lower than FS = 1.0

**TABLE**-US-00006 TABLE 4c Participation Sales to Date Orig JP Reserve 283,800 $283,800 $118,000 $29,500.00 Score Prize Odds Winners Payout Original Game 5 $88,500 435897.0 0.7 $88,500.00 4 $200 2724.4 104.2 $20,834.28 3 $5 87.9 3,229.3 $16,146.57 2 $1 8.8 32,293.1 $32,293.13 Totals 8.0 35,627.3 $157,773.98 % of Sales to Date 56% Total w/o Jackpot $69,273.98 % w/o Jackpot 17% Rollover 2 5 $88,500 217,948.75 1.3 $88,500.00 4 $100 1,362.43 208.3 $20,830.46 3 $3.00 44.19 6,421.9 $19,265.64 Totals 42.80 6,631.49 $128,596.10 % of Sales to Date 45% Total w/o Jackpot $40,096.10 % w/o Jackpot 14% Rollover 5 5 $88,500 87,179.80 3.3 $88,500.00 4 $40 545.27 520.5 $20,818.99 3 $1.00 17.98 15,783.3 $15,783.27 Totals 17.40 16,307.00 $125,102.26 % of Sales to Date 44% Total w/o Jackpot $36,602.26 % w/o Jackpot 13% Rollover 10 5 $88,500 43,590.15 6.5 $88,500.00 4 $20 272.89 1,040.0 $20,799.90 3 $1.00 9.25 30,688.8 $30,688.76 $1 ticket Factor of safety 1.25 Reserve amount is 25% of Jackpot % payout is lower than FS = 1.10

**TABLE**-US-00007 TABLE 4d Participation Sales to Date Orig JP Reserve 283,800 $567,600 $118,000 $11,800.00 Score Prize Odds Winners Payout Original Game 5 $106,200 435897.0 0.7 $106,200.00 4 $200 2724.4 104.2 $20,834.28 3 $5 87.9 3,229.3 $16,146.57 2 $1 8.8 32,293.1 $32,293.13 Totals 8.0 35,627.3 $175,473.98 % of Sales to Date 31% Total w/o Jackpot $69,273.98 % w/o Jackpot 9% Rollover 2 5 $106,200 217,948.75 1.3 $106,200.00 4 $100 1,362.43 208.3 $20,830.46 3 $2 44.19 6,421.9 $12,843.76 2 $1 4.66 60,911.7 $60,911.68 Totals 4.20 67,543.17 $200,785.90 % of Sales to Date 35% Total w/o Jackpot $94,585.90 % w/o Jackpot 17% Rollover 5 5 $106,200 87,179.80 3.3 $106,200.00 4 $40 545.27 520.5 $20,818.99 3 $2 17.98 15,783.3 $31,566.53 2 $1 2.21 128,668.6 $128,668.62 Totals 1.96 144,975.61 $287,254.14 % of Sales to Date 51% Total w/o Jackpot $181,054.14 % w/o Jackpot 32% $2 ticket Factor of safety 1.10 Reserve amount is 10% of Jackpot % payout is improved over $1 ticket Some lower prize levels can remain because of increased revenue

**TABLE**-US-00008 TABLE 4e Participation Sales to Date Orig JP Reserve 283,800 $567,600 $118,000 $11,800.00 Score Prize Odds Winners Payout Original Game 5 $106,200 435897.0 0.7 $106,200.00 4 $200 2724.4 104.2 $20,834.28 3 $5 87.9 3,229.3 $16,146.57 2 $1 8.8 32,293.1 $32,293.13 Totals 8.0 35,627.3 $175,473.98 % of Sales to Date 31% Total w/o Jackpot $69,273.98 % w/o Jackpot 9% Rollover 2 5 $106,200 217,948.75 1.3 $106,200.00 4 $100 1,362.43 208.3 $20,830.46 3 $2 44.19 6,421.9 $12,843.76 2 $1 4.66 60,911.7 $60,911.68 Totals 4.20 67,543.17 $200,785.90 % of Sales to Date 35% Total w/o Jackpot $94,585.90 % w/o Jackpot 17% Rollover 5 5 $106,200 87,179.80 3.3 $106,200.00 4 $40 545.27 520.5 $20,818.99 3 $2 17.98 15,783.3 $31,566.53 2 $1 2.21 128,668.6 $128,668.62 Totals 1.96 144,975.61 $287,254.14 % of Sales to Date 51% Total w/o Jackpot $181,054.14 % w/o Jackpot 32% $2 ticket Factor of safety 1.10 Reserve amount is 10% of Jackpot % payout is improved over $1 ticket Some lower prize levels can remain because of increased revenue

**TABLE**-US-00009 TABLE 4f Participation Sales to Date Orig JP Reserve 283,800 $1,419,000 $236,000 $23,600.00 Score Prize Odds Winners Payout Original Game 5 $212,400 435897.0 0.7 $212,400.00 4 $500 2724.4 104.2 $52,085.70 3 $10 87.9 3,229.3 $32,293.13 2 $2 8.8 32,293.1 $64,586.27 Totals 8.0 35,627.3 $361,365.10 % of Sales to Date 25% Total w/o Jackpot $148,965.10 % w/o Jackpot 7% Rollover 2 5 $212,400 217,948.75 1.3 $212,400.00 4 $250 1,362.43 208.3 $52,076.14 3 $5 44.19 6,421.9 $32,109.40 2 $1 4.66 60,911.7 $60,911.68 Totals 4.20 67,543.17 $357,497.23 % of Sales to Date 25% Total w/o Jackpot $145,097.23 % w/o Jackpot 10% Rollover 5 5 $212,400 87,179.80 3.3 $212,400.00 4 $100 545.27 520.5 $52,047.48 3 $2 17.98 15,783.3 $31,566.53 2 $1 2.21 128,668.6 $128,668.62 Totals 1.96 144,975.61 $424,682.62 % of Sales to Date 30% Total w/o Jackpot $212,282.62 % w/o Jackpot 15% $5 ticket Factor of safety 1.10 Reserve amount is 10% of Jackpot % payout is improved over $2 ticket Jackpot and other prizes can be increased All prize levels are offered

**TABLE**-US-00010 TABLE 4g Participation Sales to Date Orig JP Reserve 283,800 $2,838,000 $708,000 $70,800.00 Score Prize Odds Winners Payout Original Game 5 $637,200 435897.0 0.7 $637,200.00 4 $1,000 2724.4 104.2 $104,171.40 3 $50 87.9 3,229.3 $161,465.67 2 $5 8.8 32,293.1 $161,465.67 Totals 8.0 35,627.3 $1,064,302.73 % of Sales to Date 38% Total w/o Jackpot $427,102.73 % w/o Jackpot 11% Rollover 2 5 $637,200 217,948.75 1.3 $637,200.00 4 $500 1,362.43 208.3 $104,152.28 3 $25 44.19 6,421.9 $160,547.02 2 $3 4.66 60,911.7 $152,279.21 Totals 4.20 67,543.17 $1,054,178.51 % of Sales to Date 37% Total w/o Jackpot $416,978.51 % w/o Jackpot 15% Rollover 5 5 $637,200 87,179.80 3.3 $637,200.00 4 $200 545.27 520.5 $104,094.95 3 $10 17.98 15,783.3 $157,832.66 2 $1 2.21 128,668.6 $128,668.62 Totals 1.96 144,975.61 $1,027,796.23 % of Sales to Date 36% Total w/o Jackpot $390,596.23 % w/o Jackpot 14% $10 ticket Factor of safety 1.10 Reserve amount is 10% of Jackpot % payout is improved over $5 ticket Jackpot and other prizes can be increased All prize levels are offered

**[0013]**Safety factors are not restricted to or limited to Rollover games. They can be used in any lottery game. For example, in a typical 5-from-37 game without a reserve, the percentage of the total payout if the jackpot is hit in the original game starts at 73% in the first week, and decreases to 63% if the jackpot is hit in the 4

^{th}week. With a safety factor of 40%, the percentage of the total payout if the jackpot is hit in the original game starts at 54% in the first week, and decreases to 47% if the jackpot is hit in the 4

^{th}week. If the same safety factors (0% and 40%) are applied to Rollover 5 (one win per ticket) without a reserve, the percentage of the total payout if the jackpot is hit in the original game starts at % in the first week, and decreases to % if the jackpot is hit in the 4

^{th}week. With a safety factor of 40%, the percentage of the total payout if the jackpot is hit in the original game starts at 42% in the first week, and decreases to 51% if the jackpot is hit in the 4

^{th}week. Examples of a 5-from-37 lottery ("Original Game"), and Rollover 2, 3, 5 and 10, for safety factors of 0% (Reserve=0) and one win per ticket, are shown in Table 5a-e. Examples of a 5-from-37 lottery ("Original Game"), and Rollover 2, 3, 5 and 10, for safety factors of 40% (Reserve 0) are shown in Table 6a-e. Examples of a 5-from-37 lottery ("Original Game"), and Rollover 2, 3, 5 and 10, for safety factors of 0% (Reserve=0) and ten prize levels with up to two wins per ticket, are shown in Table 7a-e. Examples of a 5-from-37 lottery ("Original Game"), and Rollover 2, 3, 5 and 10, for safety factors of 40% (Reserve 0) and ten prize levels with up to two wins per ticket, are shown in Table 8a-f; only the top jackpot is reduced by the factor of safety, such that lower prize levels are unaffected. The `Comb` column (stands for combinations; also shown as a "#" column heading) indicates how many ways to win (1 or 2). Some prize levels were increased to raise appeal of prizes and ensure prize amounts were commensurate with odds of winning. Not all possible winning combinations are used in this example, as certain odds of winning are astronomically small. As above, more than one person can have any particular given winning number. The best results are achieved by keeping the safety factor below 60%.

**TABLE**-US-00011 TABLE 5a Summary % of Weekly Sales Jackpot Reserve Payout Sales Week Sales TD TD TD w/JP TD Original Game 1 $120,737 $120,737 $59,000 $0 $88,471 73% 2 $163,063 $283,800 $118,000 $0 $187,274 66% 3 $207,286 $491,086 $192,000 $0 $311,871 64% 4 $270,718 $761,804 $292,000 $0 $477,952 63% Rollover 2 1 $120,737 $120,737 $59,000 $0 $70,594 58% 2 $163,063 $283,800 $118,000 $0 $145,252 51% 3 $207,286 $491,086 $192,000 $0 $239,157 49% 4 $270,718 $761,804 $292,000 $0 $365,153 48% Rollover 3 1 $120,737 $120,737 $59,000 $0 $71,935 60% 2 $163,063 $283,800 $118,000 $0 $148,405 52% 3 $207,286 $491,086 $192,000 $0 $244,612 50% 4 $270,718 $761,804 $292,000 $0 $373,615 49% Rollover 5 1 $120,737 $120,737 $59,000 $0 $74,572 62% 2 $163,063 $283,800 $118,000 $0 $154,602 54% 3 $207,286 $491,086 $192,000 $0 $255,336 52% 4 $270,718 $761,804 $292,000 $0 $390,251 51% Rollover 10 1 $120,737 $120,737 $59,000 $0 $80,905 67% 2 $163,063 $283,800 $118,000 $0 $169,489 60% 3 $207,286 $491,086 $192,000 $0 $281,096 57% 4 $270,718 $761,804 $292,000 $0 $430,211 56%

**TABLE**-US-00012 TABLE 5b Week 1 Sales to Date Orig JP Reserve $120,737 $59,000 $0.00 Score Prob Prize Odds Winners Payout Original Game Original 5 0.000002 $59,000 435897.0 0.3 $59,000.00 Game 4 0.000367 $200 2724.4 44.3 $8,863.53 3 0.011379 $5 87.9 1,373.8 $6,869.23 2 0.113788 $1 8.8 13,738.5 $13,738.46 Totals 8.0 15,156.9 $88,471.22 % of Sales to Date 73% Total w/o Jackpot $29,471.22 % w/o Jackpot 24% Rollover 2 # Big 5 0.000005 $59,000 217,948.75 0.6 $59,000.00 Jackpots 4 0.000734 $100 1,362.43 88.6 $8,861.90 1 3 0.022628 $1 44.19 2,732.1 $2,732.06 Totals 42.80 2,821.23 $70,593.96 % of Sales to Date 58% Total w/o Jackpot $11,593.96 % w/o Jackpot 10% Rollover 3 # Big 5 0.000007 $59,000 145,299.33 0.8 $59,000.00 Jackpots 4 0.001101 $67 908.45 132.9 $8,860.27 1 3 0.033750 $1 29.63 4,074.8 $4,074.82 Totals 28.69 4,208.55 $71,935.09 % of Sales to Date 60% Total w/o Jackpot $12,935.09 % w/o Jackpot 11% Rollover 5 # Big 5 0.000011 $59,000 87,179.80 1.4 $59,000.00 Jackpots 4 0.001834 $40 545.27 221.4 $8,857.02 1 3 0.055614 $1 17.98 6,714.7 $6,714.67 Totals 17.40 6,937.48 $74,571.69 % of Sales to Date 62% Total w/o Jackpot $15,571.69 % w/o Jackpot 13% Rollover 10 # Big 5 0.000023 $59,000 43,590.15 2.8 $59,000.00 Jackpots 4 0.003665 $20 272.89 442.4 $8,848.90 1 3 0.108135 $1 9.25 13,055.9 $13,055.92 Totals 8.94 13,501.13 $80,904.81 % of Sales to Date 67% Total w/o Jackpot $21,904.81 % w/o Jackpot 18%

**TABLE**-US-00013 TABLE 5c Week 2 Sales to Date Orig JP Reserve $283,800 $118,000 $0.00 Score Prob Prize Odds Winners Payout Original Game 5 0.000002 $118,000 435897.0 0.7 $118,000.00 4 0.000367 $200 2724.4 104.2 $20,834.28 3 0.011379 $5 87.9 3,229.3 $16,146.57 2 0.113788 $1 8.8 32,293.1 $32,293.13 Totals 8.0 35,627.3 $187,273.98 % of Sales to Date 66% Total w/o Jackpot $69,273.98 % w/o Jackpot 17% Rollover 2 5 0.000005 $118,000 217,948.75 1.3 $118,000.00 4 0.000734 $100 1,362.43 208.3 $20,830.46 3 0.022628 $1 44.19 6,421.9 $6,421.88 Totals 42.80 6,631.49 $145,252.34 % of Sales to Date 51% Total w/o Jackpot $27,252.34 % w/o Jackpot 10% Rollover 3 5 0.000007 $118,000 145,299.33 2.0 $118,000.00 4 0.001101 $67 908.45 312.4 $20,826.63 3 0.033750 $1 29.63 9,578.1 $9,578.12 Totals 28.69 9,892.47 $148,404.75 % of Sales to Date 52% Total w/o Jackpot $30,404.75 % w/o Jackpot 11% Rollover 5 5 0.000011 $118,000 87,179.80 3.3 $118,000.00 4 0.001834 $40 545.27 520.5 $20,818.99 3 0.055614 $1 17.98 15,783.3 $15,783.27 Totals 17.40 16,307.00 $154,602.26 % of Sales to Date 54% Total w/o Jackpot $36,602.26 % w/o Jackpot 13% Rollover 10 5 0.000023 $118,000 43,590.15 6.5 $118,000.00 4 0.003665 $20 272.89 1,040.0 $20,799.90 3 0.108135 $1 9.25 30,688.8 $30,688.76 Totals 8.94 31,735.27 $169,488.66 % of Sales to Date 60% Total w/o Jackpot $51,488.66 % w/o Jackpot 18%

**TABLE**-US-00014 TABLE 5d Week 3 Sales to Date Orig JP Reserve $491,086 $192,000 $0.00 Score Prob Prize Odds Winners Payout Original Game 5 0.000002 $192,000 435897.0 1.1 $192,000.00 4 0.000367 $200 2724.4 180.3 $36,051.53 3 0.011379 $5 87.9 5,588.0 $27,939.93 2 0.113788 $1 8.8 55,879.9 $55,879.87 Totals 8.0 61,649.2 $311,871.32 % of Sales to Date 64% Total w/o Jackpot $119,871.32 % w/o Jackpot 24% Rollover 2 5 0.000005 $192,000 217,948.75 2.3 $192,000.00 4 0.000734 $100 1,362.43 360.4 $36,044.91 3 0.022628 $1 44.19 11,112.4 $11,112.39 Totals 42.80 11,475.09 $239,157.30 % of Sales to Date 49% Total w/o Jackpot $47,157.30 % w/o Jackpot 10% Rollover 3 5 0.000007 $192,000 145,299.33 3.4 $192,000.00 4 0.001101 $67 908.45 540.6 $36,038.29 3 0.033750 $1 29.63 16,573.9 $16,573.93 Totals 28.69 17,117.88 $244,612.22 % of Sales to Date 50% Total w/o Jackpot $52,612.22 % w/o Jackpot 11% Rollover 5 5 0.000011 $192,000 87,179.80 5.6 $192,000.00 4 0.001834 $40 545.27 900.6 $36,025.07 3 0.055614 $1 17.98 27,311.3 $27,311.28 Totals 17.40 28,217.54 $255,336.35 % of Sales to Date 52% Total w/o Jackpot $63,336.35 % w/o Jackpot 13% Rollover 10 5 0.000023 $192,000 43,590.15 11.3 $192,000.00 4 0.003665 $20 272.89 1,799.6 $35,992.04 3 0.108135 $1 9.25 53,103.7 $53,103.67 Totals 8.94 54,914.54 $281,095.70 % of Sales to Date 57% Total w/o Jackpot $89,095.70 % w/o Jackpot 18%

**TABLE**-US-00015 TABLE 5e Week 4 Sales to Date Orig JP Reserve $761,804 $292,000 $0.00 Score Prob Prize Odds Winners Payout Original Game 5 0.000002 $292,000 435897.0 1.7 $292,000.00 4 0.000367 $200 2724.4 279.6 $55,925.43 3 0.011379 $5 87.9 8,668.4 $43,342.21 2 0.113788 $1 8.8 86,684.4 $86,684.42 Totals 8.0 95,634.2 $477,952.06 % of Sales to Date 63% Total w/o Jackpot $185,952.06 % w/o Jackpot 24% Rollover 2 5 0.000005 $292,000 217,948.75 3.5 $292,000.00 4 0.000734 $100 1,362.43 559.2 $55,915.17 3 0.022628 $1 44.19 17,238.2 $17,238.25 Totals 42.80 17,800.89 $365,153.42 % of Sales to Date 48% Total w/o Jackpot $73,153.42 % w/o Jackpot 10% Rollover 3 5 0.000007 $292,000 145,299.33 5.2 $292,000.00 4 0.001101 $67 908.45 838.6 $55,904.91 3 0.033750 $1 29.63 25,710.5 $25,710.54 Totals 28.69 26,554.35 $373,615.44 % of Sales to Date 49% Total w/o Jackpot $81,615.44 % w/o Jackpot 11% Rollover 5 5 0.000011 $292,000 87,179.80 8.7 $292,000.00 4 0.001834 $40 545.27 1,397.1 $55,884.39 3 0.055614 $1 17.98 42,367.0 $42,367.00 Totals 17.40 43,772.85 $390,251.39 % of Sales to Date 51% Total w/o Jackpot $98,251.39 % w/o Jackpot 13% Rollover 10 5 0.000023 $292,000 43,590.15 17.5 $292,000.00 4 0.003665 $20 272.89 2,791.7 $55,833.15 3 0.108135 $1 9.25 82,377.8 $82,377.80 Totals 8.94 85,186.94 $430,210.95 % of Sales to Date 56% Total w/o Jackpot $138,210.95 % w/o Jackpot 18%

**TABLE**-US-00016 TABLE 6a Summary % of Weekly Sales Jackpot Reserve Payout Sales Week Sales TD TD TD w/JP TD Original Game 1 $120,737 $120,737 $35,400 $23,600 $64,871 54% 2 $163,063 $283,800 $70,800 $47,200 $140,074 49% 3 $207,286 $491,086 $115,200 $76,800 $235,071 48% 4 $270,718 $761,804 $175,200 $116,800 $361,152 47% Rollover 2 1 $120,737 $120,737 $35,400 $23,600 $46,994 39% 2 $163,063 $283,800 $70,800 $47,200 $98,052 35% 3 $207,286 $491,086 $115,200 $76,800 $162,357 33% 4 $270,718 $761,804 $175,200 $116,800 $248,353 33% Rollover 3 1 $120,737 $120,737 $35,400 $23,600 $48,335 40% 2 $163,063 $283,800 $70,800 $47,200 $101,205 36% 3 $207,286 $491,086 $115,200 $76,800 $167,812 34% 4 $270,718 $761,804 $175,200 $116,800 $256,815 34% Rollover 5 1 $120,737 $120,737 $35,400 $23,600 $50,972 42% 2 $163,063 $283,800 $70,800 $47,200 $107,402 38% 3 $207,286 $491,086 $115,200 $76,800 $178,536 36% 4 $270,718 $761,804 $175,200 $116,800 $273,451 36% Rollover 10 1 $120,737 $120,737 $35,400 $23,600 $57,305 47% 2 $163,063 $283,800 $70,800 $47,200 $122,289 43% 3 $207,286 $491,086 $115,200 $76,800 $204,296 42% 4 $270,718 $761,804 $175,200 $116,800 $313,411 41%

**TABLE**-US-00017 TABLE 6b Week 1 Sales to Date Orig JP Reserve $120,737 $59,000 $23,600.00 Score Prob Prize Odds Winners Payout Original Game Original 5 0.000002 $35,400 435897.0 0.3 $35,400.00 Game 4 0.000367 $200 2724.4 44.3 $8,863.53 3 0.011379 $5 87.9 1,373.8 $6,869.23 2 0.113788 $1 8.8 13,738.5 $13,738.46 Totals 8.0 15,156.9 $64,871.22 % of Sales to Date 54% Total w/o Jackpot $29,471.22 % w/o Jackpot 24% Rollover 2 # Big 5 0.000005 $35,400 217,948.75 0.6 $35,400.00 Jackpots 4 0.000734 $100 1,362.43 88.6 $8,861.90 1 3 0.022628 $1 44.19 2,732.1 $2,732.06 Totals 42.80 2,821.23 $46,993.96 % of Sales to Date 39% Total w/o Jackpot $11,593.96 % w/o Jackpot 10% Rollover 3 # Big 5 0.000007 $35,400 145,299.33 0.8 $35,400.00 Jackpots 4 0.001101 $67 908.45 132.9 $8,860.27 1 3 0.033750 $1 29.63 4,074.8 $4,074.82 Totals 28.69 4,208.55 $48,335.09 % of Sales to Date 40% Total w/o Jackpot $12,935.09 % w/o Jackpot 11% Rollover 5 # Big 5 0.000011 $35,400 87,179.80 1.4 $35,400.00 Jackpots 4 0.001834 $40 545.27 221.4 $8,857.02 1 3 0.055614 $1 17.98 6,714.7 $6,714.67 Totals 17.40 6,937.48 $50,971.69 % of Sales to Date 42% Total w/o Jackpot $15,571.69 % w/o Jackpot 13% Rollover 10 # Big 5 0.000023 $35,400 43,590.15 2.8 $35,400.00 Jackpots 4 0.003665 $20 272.89 442.4 $8,848.90 1 3 0.108135 $1 9.25 13,055.9 $13,055.92 Totals 8.94 13,501.13 $57,304.81 % of Sales to Date 47% Total w/o Jackpot $21,904.81 % w/o Jackpot 18%

**TABLE**-US-00018 TABLE 6c Week 2 Sales to Date Orig JP Reserve $283,800 $118,000 $47,200.00 Score Prob Prize Odds Winners Payout Original Game 5 0.000002 $70,800 435897.0 0.7 $70,800.00 4 0.000367 $200 2724.4 104.2 $20,834.28 3 0.011379 $5 87.9 3,229.3 $16,146.57 2 0.113788 $1 8.8 32,293.1 $32,293.13 Totals 8.0 35,627.3 $140,073.98 % of Sales to Date 49% Total w/o Jackpot $69,273.98 % w/o Jackpot 17% Rollover 2 5 0.000005 $70,800 217,948.75 1.3 $70,800.00 4 0.000734 $100 1,362.43 208.3 $20,830.46 3 0.022628 $1 44.19 6,421.9 $6,421.88 Totals 42.80 6,631.49 $98,052.34 % of Sales to Date 35% Total w/o Jackpot $27,252.34 % w/o Jackpot 10% Rollover 3 5 0.000007 $70,800 145,299.33 2.0 $70,800.00 4 0.001101 $67 908.45 312.4 $20,826.63 3 0.033750 $1 29.63 9,578.1 $9,578.12 Totals 28.69 9,892.47 $101,204.75 % of Sales to Date 36% Total w/o Jackpot $30,404.75 % w/o Jackpot 11% Rollover 5 5 0.000011 $70,800 87,179.80 3.3 $70,800.00 4 0.001834 $40 545.27 520.5 $20,818.99 3 0.055614 $1 17.98 15,783.3 $15,783.27 Totals 17.40 16,307.00 $107,402.26 % of Sales to Date 38% Total w/o Jackpot $36,602.26 % w/o Jackpot 13% Rollover 10 5 0.000023 $70,800 43,590.15 6.5 $70,800.00 4 0.003665 $20 272.89 1,040.0 $20,799.90 3 0.108135 $1 9.25 30,688.8 $30,688.76 Totals 8.94 31,735.27 $122,288.66 % of Sales to Date 43% Total w/o Jackpot $51,488.66 % w/o Jackpot 18%

**TABLE**-US-00019 TABLE 6d Week 3 Sales to Date Orig JP Reserve $491,086 $192,000 $76,800.00 Score Prob Prize Odds Winners Payout Original Game 5 0.000002 $115,200 435897.0 1.1 $115,200.00 4 0.000367 $200 2724.4 180.3 $36,051.53 3 0.011379 $5 87.9 5,588.0 $27,939.93 2 0.113788 $1 8.8 55,879.9 $55,879.87 Totals 8.0 61,649.2 $235,071.32 % of Sales to Date 48% Total w/o Jackpot $119,871.32 % w/o Jackpot 24% Rollover 2 5 0.000005 $115,200 217,948.75 2.3 $115,200.00 4 0.000734 $100 1,362.43 360.4 $36,044.91 3 0.022628 $1 44.19 11,112.4 $11,112.39 Totals 42.80 11,475.09 $162,357.30 % of Sales to Date 33% Total w/o Jackpot $47,157.30 % w/o Jackpot 10% Rollover 3 5 0.000007 $115,200 145,299.33 3.4 $115,200.00 4 0.001101 $67 908.45 540.6 $36,038.29 3 0.033750 $1 29.63 16,573.9 $16,573.93 Totals 28.69 17,117.88 $167,812.22 % of Sales to Date 34% Total w/o Jackpot $52,612.22 % w/o Jackpot 11% Rollover 5 5 0.000011 $115,200 87,179.80 5.6 $115,200.00 4 0.001834 $40 545.27 900.6 $36,025.07 3 0.055614 $1 17.98 27,311.3 $27,311.28 Totals 17.40 28,217.54 $178,536.35 % of Sales to Date 36% Total w/o Jackpot $63,336.35 % w/o Jackpot 13% Rollover 10 5 0.000023 $115,200 43,590.15 11.3 $115,200.00 4 0.003665 $20 272.89 1,799.6 $35,992.04 3 0.108135 $1 9.25 53,103.7 $53,103.67 Totals 8.94 54,914.54 $204,295.70 % of Sales to Date 42% Total w/o Jackpot $89,095.70 % w/o Jackpot 18%

**TABLE**-US-00020 TABLE 6e Week 4 Sales to Date Orig JP Reserve $761,804 $292,000 $116,800.00 Score Prob Prize Odds Winners Payout Original Game 5 0.000002 $175,200 435897.0 1.7 $175,200.00 4 0.000367 $200 2724.4 279.6 $55,925.43 3 0.011379 $5 87.9 8,668.4 $43,342.21 2 0.113788 $1 8.8 86,684.4 $86,684.42 Totals 8.0 95,634.2 $361,152.06 % of Sales to Date 47% Total w/o Jackpot $185,952.06 % w/o Jackpot 24% Rollover 2 5 0.000005 $175,200 217,948.75 3.5 $175,200.00 4 0.000734 $100 1,362.43 559.2 $55,915.17 3 0.022628 $1 44.19 17,238.2 $17,238.25 Totals 42.80 17,800.89 $248,353.42 % of Sales to Date 33% Total w/o Jackpot $73,153.42 % w/o Jackpot 10% Rollover 3 5 0.000007 $175,200 145,299.33 5.2 $175,200.00 4 0.001101 $67 908.45 838.6 $55,904.91 3 0.033750 $1 29.63 25,710.5 $25,710.54 Totals 28.69 26,554.35 $256,815.44 % of Sales to Date 34% Total w/o Jackpot $81,615.44 % w/o Jackpot 11% Rollover 5 5 0.000011 $175,200 87,179.80 8.7 $175,200.00 4 0.001834 $40 545.27 1,397.1 $55,884.39 3 0.055614 $1 17.98 42,367.0 $42,367.00 Totals 17.40 43,772.85 $273,451.39 % of Sales to Date 36% Total w/o Jackpot $98,251.39 % w/o Jackpot 13% Rollover 10 5 0.000023 $175,200 43,590.15 17.5 $175,200.00 4 0.003665 $20 272.89 2,791.7 $55,833.15 3 0.108135 $1 9.25 82,377.8 $82,377.80 Totals 8.94 85,186.94 $313,410.95 % of Sales to Date 41% Total w/o Jackpot $138,210.95 % w/o Jackpot 18%

**TABLE**-US-00021 TABLE 7a Sales TD Top Prize Reserve $120,737 $59,000 $0.00 Rollover 2 # Score A Score B Prob Prize Odds Winners Payout 2 4 2 0.000042 $500 23,942.31 10.09 $5,042.83 1 3 3 0.000129 $75 7,723.33 15.63 $1,172.46 2 4 1 0.000151 $75 6,604.78 36.56 $2,742.04 2 4 0 0.000170 $75 5,897.12 40.95 $3,071.08 2 3 2 0.001295 $4 772.33 312.66 $1,250.62 2 3 1 0.004694 $3 213.06 1,133.38 $3,400.13 2 3 0 0.005257 $3 190.23 1,269.38 $3,808.14 1 2 2 0.012948 $2 77.23 1,563.28 $3,126.55 2 2 1 0.046936 $1 21.31 11,333.76 $11,333.76 2 2 0 0.052568 $1 19.02 12,693.81 $12,693.81 Totals 8.05 120,737.00 $86,944.91 % of Sales to Date 72% Total w/o Jackpot $57,444.91 % w/o Jackpot 48%

**TABLE**-US-00022 TABLE 7b Week 1 Sales TD Top Prize Reserve $120,737 $59,000 $0.00 Rollover 2 Score A Score B Comb Prob Prize Odds Winners Payout 5 0 2 0.000001 $59,000 943,539.42 0.26 $59,000.00 4 3 2 0.000004 $1,000 239,423.13 1.01 $1,008.57 4 2 2 0.000042 $100 23,942.31 10.09 $1,008.57 3 3 1 0.000129 $75 7,723.33 15.63 $1,172.46 4 1 2 0.000151 $75 6,604.78 36.56 $2,742.04 4 0 2 0.000170 $75 5,897.12 40.95 $3,071.08 3 2 2 0.001295 $2 772.33 312.66 $625.31 3 1 2 0.004694 $1 213.06 1,133.38 $1,133.38 3 0 2 0.005257 $1 190.23 1,269.38 $1,269.38 2 0 2 0.052568 $1 19.02 12,693.81 $12,693.81 Totals 7.78 15,513.71 $83,724.59 % of Sales to Date 69% Total w/o Jackpot $24,724.59 % w/o Jackpot 20%

**TABLE**-US-00023 TABLE 7c Week 2 Sales TD Top Prize Reserve $283,800 $118,000 $0.00 Rollover 2 Score A Score B Comb Prob Prize Odds Winners Payout 5 0 2 0.000001 $118,000 943,539.42 0.60 $118,000.00 4 3 2 0.000004 $1,000 239,423.13 2.37 $2,370.70 4 2 2 0.000042 $100 23,942.31 23.71 $2,370.70 3 3 1 0.000129 $75 7,723.33 36.75 $2,755.94 4 1 2 0.000151 $75 6,604.78 85.94 $6,445.34 4 0 2 0.000170 $75 5,897.12 96.25 $7,218.78 3 2 2 0.001295 $2 772.33 734.92 $1,469.83 3 1 2 0.004694 $1 213.06 2,664.07 $2,664.07 3 0 2 0.005257 $1 190.23 2,983.76 $2,983.76 2 0 2 0.052568 $1 19.02 29,837.61 $29,837.61 Totals 7.78 36,465.97 $176,116.72 % of Sales to Date 62% Total w/o Jackpot $58,116.72 % w/o Jackpot 20%

**TABLE**-US-00024 TABLE 7d Week 3 Sales TD Top Prize Reserve $491,086 $192,000 $0.00 Rollover 2 Score A Score B Comb Prob Prize Odds Winners Payout 5 0 2 0.000001 $192,000 943,539.42 1.04 $192,000.00 4 3 2 0.000004 $1,000 239,423.13 4.10 $4,102.24 4 2 2 0.000042 $100 23,942.31 41.02 $4,102.24 3 3 1 0.000129 $75 7,723.33 63.58 $4,768.86 4 1 2 0.000151 $75 6,604.78 148.71 $11,152.97 4 0 2 0.000170 $75 5,897.12 166.55 $12,491.33 3 2 2 0.001295 $2 772.33 1,271.70 $2,543.39 3 1 2 0.004694 $1 213.06 4,609.90 $4,609.90 3 0 2 0.005257 $1 190.23 5,163.08 $5,163.08 2 0 2 0.052568 $1 19.02 51,630.84 $51,630.84 Totals 7.78 63,100.52 $292,564.86 % of Sales to Date 60% Total w/o Jackpot $100,564.86 % w/o Jackpot 20%

**TABLE**-US-00025 TABLE 7e Week 4 Sales TD Top Prize Reserve $761,804 $292,000 $0.00 Rollover 2 Score A Score B Comb Prob Prize Odds Winners Payout 5 0 2 0.000001 $292,000 943,539.42 1.61 $292,000.00 4 3 2 0.000004 $1,000 239,423.13 6.36 $6,363.66 4 2 2 0.000042 $100 23,942.31 63.64 $6,363.66 3 3 1 0.000129 $75 7,723.33 98.64 $7,397.76 4 1 2 0.000151 $75 6,604.78 230.68 $17,301.21 4 0 2 0.000170 $75 5,897.12 258.36 $19,377.35 3 2 2 0.001295 $2 772.33 1,972.74 $3,945.47 3 1 2 0.004694 $1 213.06 7,151.17 $7,151.17 3 0 2 0.005257 $1 190.23 8,009.31 $8,009.31 2 0 2 0.052568 $1 19.02 80,093.06 $80,093.06 Totals 7.78 97,885.56 $448,002.64 % of Sales to Date 59% Total w/o Jackpot $156,002.64 % w/o Jackpot 20%

**TABLE**-US-00026 TABLE 8a Week 1 Sales TD Top Prize Reserve $120,737 $59,000 $23,600.00 Rollover 2 Score A Score B Comb Prob Prize Odds Winners Payout 5 0 2 0.000001 $35,400 943,539.42 0.26 $35,400.00 4 3 2 0.000004 $1,000 239,423.13 1.01 $1,008.57 4 2 2 0.000042 $100 23,942.31 10.09 $1,008.57 3 3 1 0.000129 $75 7,723.33 15.63 $1,172.46 4 1 2 0.000151 $75 6,604.78 36.56 $2,742.04 4 0 2 0.000170 $75 5,897.12 40.95 $3,071.08 3 2 2 0.001295 $2 772.33 312.66 $625.31 3 1 2 0.004694 $1 213.06 1,133.38 $1,133.38 3 0 2 0.005257 $1 190.23 1,269.38 $1,269.38 2 0 2 0.052568 $1 19.02 12,693.81 $12,693.81 Totals 7.78 15,513.71 $60,124.59 % of Sales to Date 50% Total w/o Jackpot $24,724.59 % w/o Jackpot 20%

**TABLE**-US-00027 TABLE 8b Week 2 Sales TD Top Prize Reserve $283,800 $118,000 $47,200.00 Rollover 2 Score A Score B Comb Prob Prize Odds Winners Payout 5 0 2 0.000001 $70,800 943,539.42 0.60 $70,800.00 4 3 2 0.000004 $1,000 239,423.13 2.37 $2,370.70 4 2 2 0.000042 $100 23,942.31 23.71 $2,370.70 3 3 1 0.000129 $75 7,723.33 36.75 $2,755.94 4 1 2 0.000151 $75 6,604.78 85.94 $6,445.34 4 0 2 0.000170 $75 5,897.12 96.25 $7,218.78 3 2 2 0.001295 $2 772.33 734.92 $1,469.83 3 1 2 0.004694 $1 213.06 2,664.07 $2,664.07 3 0 2 0.005257 $1 190.23 2,983.76 $2,983.76 2 0 2 0.052568 $1 19.02 29,837.61 $29,837.61 Totals 7.78 36,465.97 $128,916.72 % of Sales to Date 45% Total w/o Jackpot $58,116.72 % w/o Jackpot 20%

**TABLE**-US-00028 TABLE 8c Week 3 Sales TD Top Prize Reserve $491,086 $192,000 $76,800.00 Rollover 2 Score A Score B Comb Prob Prize Odds Winners Payout 5 0 2 0.000001 $115,200 943,539.42 1.04 $115,200.00 4 3 2 0.000004 $1,000 239,423.13 4.10 $4,102.24 4 2 2 0.000042 $100 23,942.31 41.02 $4,102.24 3 3 1 0.000129 $75 7,723.33 63.58 $4,768.86 4 1 2 0.000151 $75 6,604.78 148.71 $11,152.97 4 0 2 0.000170 $75 5,897.12 166.55 $12,491.33 3 2 2 0.001295 $2 772.33 1,271.70 $2,543.39 3 1 2 0.004694 $1 213.06 4,609.90 $4,609.90 3 0 2 0.005257 $1 190.23 5,163.08 $5,163.08 2 0 2 0.052568 $1 19.02 51,630.84 $51,630.84 Totals 7.78 63,100.52 $215,764.86 % of Sales to Date 44% Total w/o Jackpot $100,564.86 % w/o Jackpot 20%

**TABLE**-US-00029 TABLE 8d Week 4 Sales TD Top Prize Reserve $761,804 $292,000 $116,800.00 Rollover 2 Score A Score B Comb Prob Prize Odds Winners Payout 5 0 2 0.000001 $175,200 943,539.42 1.61 $175,200.00 4 3 2 0.000004 $1,000 239,423.13 6.36 $6,363.66 4 2 2 0.000042 $100 23,942.31 63.64 $6,363.66 3 3 1 0.000129 $75 7,723.33 98.64 $7,397.76 4 1 2 0.000151 $75 6,604.78 230.68 $17,301.21 4 0 2 0.000170 $75 5,897.12 258.36 $19,377.35 3 2 2 0.001295 $2 772.33 1,972.74 $3,945.47 3 1 2 0.004694 $1 213.06 7,151.17 $7,151.17 3 0 2 0.005257 $1 190.23 8,009.31 $8,009.31 2 0 2 0.052568 $1 19.02 80,093.06 $80,093.06 Totals 7.78 97,885.56 $331,202.64 % of Sales to Date 43% Total w/o ackpot $156,002.64 % w/o Jackpot 20%

**SUMMARY**

**[0014]**The embodiments of the present invention are directed to a method and/or system and/or apparatus that satisfies the needs set out in the Background section.

**[0015]**The embodiments of the present invention comprise a method of operating a lottery game, in which one ticket buys a chance to win a plurality of jackpots. In one embodiment, a game has a plurality of equal jackpots, and the same lottery number can win more than one of them. In one embodiment, a game has a plurality of equal jackpots, and the same lottery number can win only one of them. In one embodiment, a game has a plurality of unequal jackpots, and the same lottery number can win more than one of them.

**[0016]**The present invention also comprises embodiments in which each jackpot comprises one or more secondary prizes, i.e., second prize, third prize, etc. In one embodiment, a game has a plurality of equal jackpots, each jackpot comprises a plurality of prizes, and the same lottery number can win more than one prize. This embodiment can be further subdivided into cases in which a player can win multiple times but only within the same jackpot (e.g., first prize, third prize, and fourth prize); or the case in which a player can win multiple times but only once per jackpot (e.g., first jackpot second prize, second jackpot fifth prize, third jackpot first prize). These games can also be played with unequal jackpots. It is also possible to play a game wherein the jackpots are either equal or unequal, each jackpot comprises a plurality of prizes, but the player can win only once (Table 9).

**TABLE**-US-00030 TABLE 9 Plurality of jackpots are Each jackpot Multiple equal or has or does not wins are al- unequal to have secondary lowed or are Claim each other prize(s) not allowed 1* Equal No secondary Multiple wins prize(s) are allowed 2* Equal No secondary No multiple prize(s) wins allowed 3* Equal Secondary Multiple wins prize(s) are allowed 4 Equal Secondary Multiple wins Multiple wins prize(s) are allowed only within the same jackpot 5 Equal Secondary Multiple wins Only one win prize(s) are allowed per jackpot 6* Equal Secondary No multiple prize(s) wins allowed 7* Unequal No secondary Multiple wins prize(s) are allowed 8* Unequal Secondary Multiple wins prize(s) are allowed 9 Unequal Secondary Multiple wins Multiple wins prize(s) are allowed only within the same jackpot 10 Unequal Secondary Multiple wins Only one win prize(s) are allowed per jackpot 11* Unequal Secondary No multiple prize(s) wins allowed *indicates independent claim.

**[0017]**The present invention also comprises embodiments in which there is only one jackpot but it is divided on a pari-mutuel share into a plurality of first prizes and in some cases associated secondary prizes (Table 10). A first prize and its associated secondary prize(s) is a first prize system.

**TABLE**-US-00031 TABLE 10 Plurality of first prizes Each first prize Multiple are equal or has or does not wins are al- unequal to have secondary lowed or are Claim each other prize(s) not allowed 12* Equal No secondary Multiple wins prize(s) are allowed 13* Equal No secondary No multiple prize(s) wins allowed 14* Equal Secondary Multiple wins prize(s) are allowed 15 Equal Secondary Multiple wins Multiple wins prize(s) are allowed only within the same first prize system 16 Equal Secondary Multiple wins Only one win prize(s) are allowed per first prize system 17* Equal Secondary No multiple prize(s) wins allowed *indicates independent claim.

**[0018]**The present invention can also be implemented through scratch cards. In one embodiment of the present invention, the ticket is a scratch card on which the number or combination of numbers are preprinted and concealed.

**[0019]**In one embodiment of the present invention, the total payout is specified for example at 10% of the total revenues from the ticket sales. Ten jackpots are specified for this particular game, so that each jackpot will be populated with one percent (10%/ten jackpots) of the total revenues from the ticket sales. There may be one winner or multiple winners per jackpot, depending on how many players picked the winning numbers. If $10,000,000 in fees are collected, then $1,000,000 in prize money will be distributed over 10 jackpots, wherein each jackpot is worth $1,000,000. Suppose the game uses a pari-mutuel share, where a pari-mutuel share is a calculation where the total monies allocated to a prize category are divided by the total number of winners in that category. Then if two people picked the winning numbers for a given jackpot, each winner receives $1,000,000/2.

**[0020]**In one embodiment of the present invention, the lottery game is a lotto 6/49 or 6-from-49 based on a pari-mutuel share. The invention in fact can be implemented using any combination of n-from-m where n<m.

**[0021]**The game may or may not utilize a bonus ball. If a bonus ball is used, the lottery game can be a 5-from-59 with a 1-from-39 bonus ball. It can also be a 5-from-55 1-from-42, 5-from-53 a-from-42. Again, the invention in fact can be implemented using any combination of n-from-m p-from-q, where n<m and p<q.

**SOME ADVANTAGES OF THE EMBODIMENTS OF THE INVENTION**

**[0022]**In the embodiments of the present invention, all other things equal a winning player will not win as big a prize had there been only one jackpot, but his chances of winning a prize are increased. For example, in one embodiment he has a chance of winning from ten $100,000 jackpots instead of one $1,000,000 jackpot.

**[0023]**As discussed above, the game gives greater control over the odds and payout structures while increasing the appeal of a game for the casual gambler.

**[0024]**These and other advantages will become apparent as the embodiments of the invention are used.

**DRAWINGS**

**[0025]**These and other features, aspects and advantages of the embodiments of the device and/or methods will become better understood with reference to the following description, appended claim and accompanying drawings where:

**[0026]**FIG. 1 shows a flowchart of one embodiment of the method.

**DESCRIPTION**

**Definitions**

**[0027]**An n-from-m lotto-type lottery game is a game in which n numbers are drawn without replacement from a pool of m numbers. A 6-from-49 lotto-type game is a game in which 6 numbers are drawn from a pool of 49 numbers. An of n-from-m p-from-q lotto-type lottery game is a game in which n numbers are drawn without replacement from a pool of m numbers, and p numbers are drawn without replacement from a pool of q numbers. A 5-from-59 1-from-46 lotto-type game is a game in which 5 numbers are drawn from a pool of 59 numbers and 1 number is drawn from a pool of 46 numbers.

**[0028]**When a ticket is associated with a number or combination of numbers, it means for example that the number or combination of numbers are printed on the ticket, or magnetically encoded, or other ways well known in the art.

**[0029]**A second chance sweepstake is a lottery in which the lottery tickets are non-winning scratch cards.

**[0030]**A prize is an amount of money. Secondary prize means second prize, third prize, fourth prize, etc., where the amount of money in first prize is greater than the amount of money in second prize, the amount of money in second prize is greater than the amount of money in third prize, etc. When a lottery game has a jackpot and one or more secondary prizes, the jackpot is divided into the first prize, second prize, third prize, etc., and the second prize, third prize etc. are the associated secondary prizes. A first prize system is a particular first prize and its associated second prize, third prize, etc. This terminology is used when a single jackpot is divided on a pari-mutuel share into a plurality of first prizes, and each first prize has an associated second prize, third prize, etc.

**DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT AND BEST MODE**

**[0031]**As shown in the FIGURE, the preferred embodiment and best mode of the present invention comprises:

**[0032]**A method of operating a lottery game, comprising the following steps:

**[0033]**A. Determining a number of jackpots for a lottery game, wherein the number is greater than one;

**[0034]**B. Determining a percent of a sum total of revenues from ticket sales, which percent will be divided equally into the jackpots;

**[0035]**C. Selling tickets to players, wherein each ticket is associated with a number or a combination of numbers;

**[0036]**D. Closing the sales of tickets, in other words, stop selling tickets to players for this particular lottery game;

**[0037]**E. Summing revenues from ticket sales to calculate a sum total of revenues from ticket sales;

**[0038]**F. Calculating an amount that will be placed into the jackpots collectively, which amount corresponds to the percent of the sum total of revenues from ticket sales;

**[0039]**G. Dividing the amount that corresponds to the percent of the sum total of ticket sales by the number of jackpots to obtain a per-jackpot award;

**[0040]**H. Drawing a winning number or combinations of numbers for each jackpot, wherein winning tickets are those tickets associated with a number or combination of numbers that match a winning number or combination of numbers, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers is not subsequently disqualified from winning additional jackpots in the lottery game;

**[0041]**I. Distributing the jackpots to winners.

**[0042]**The embodiments of the present invention also comprise a method of operating a lottery game, comprising the following steps:

**[0043]**A. Determining a number of jackpots for a lottery game, wherein the number is greater than one;

**[0044]**B. Determining a percent of a sum total of revenues from ticket sales, which percent will be divided equally into the jackpots;

**[0045]**C. Selling tickets to players, wherein each ticket is associated with a number or a combination of numbers;

**[0046]**D. Closing the sales of tickets;

**[0047]**E. Summing revenues from ticket sales to calculate a sum total of revenues from ticket sales;

**[0048]**F. Calculating an amount that will be placed into the jackpots collectively, which amount corresponds to the percent of the sum total of revenues from ticket sales;

**[0049]**G. Dividing the amount that corresponds to the percent of the sum total of ticket sales by the number of jackpots to obtain a per-jackpot award;

**[0050]**H. Drawing a winning number or combinations of numbers for each jackpot, wherein winning tickets are those tickets associated with a number or combination of numbers that match a winning number or combination of numbers, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers is subsequently disqualified from winning additional jackpots in the lottery game;

**[0051]**I. Distributing the jackpots to winners.

**[0052]**The embodiments of the present invention also comprise a method of operating a lottery game, comprising the following steps:

**[0053]**A. Determining a number of jackpots for a lottery game, wherein the number is greater than one, wherein each jackpot comprises a first prize and one or more associated secondary prizes;

**[0054]**B. Determining a percent of a sum total of revenues from ticket sales, which percent will be divided equally into the jackpots;

**[0055]**C. Selling tickets to players, wherein each ticket is associated with a number or a combination of numbers;

**[0056]**D. Closing the sales of tickets;

**[0057]**E. Summing revenues from ticket sales to calculate a sum total of revenues from ticket sales;

**[0058]**F. Calculating an amount that will be placed into the jackpots collectively, which amount corresponds to the percent of the sum total of revenues from ticket sales;

**[0059]**G. Dividing the amount that corresponds to the percent of the sum total of ticket sales by the number of jackpots to obtain a per-jackpot award, then further distributing the amount into the secondary prizes;

**[0060]**H. Drawing a winning number or combinations of numbers for each prize of each jackpot, wherein winning tickets are those tickets associated with a number or combination of numbers that match a winning number or combination of numbers, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers is not subsequently disqualified from winning additional prizes in the lottery game;

**[0061]**I. Distributing the prizes to winners.

**[0062]**The embodiments of the present invention also comprise a method, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers may win multiple times only within the same jackpot.

**[0063]**The embodiments of the present invention also comprise a method, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers may win only one prize per jackpot.

**[0064]**The embodiments of the present invention also comprise a method of operating a lottery game, comprising the following steps:

**[0065]**A. Determining a number of jackpots for a lottery game, wherein the number is greater than one, wherein each jackpot comprises a first prize and one or more associated secondary prizes;

**[0066]**B. Determining a percent of a sum total of revenues from ticket sales, which percent will be divided equally into the jackpots;

**[0067]**C. Selling tickets to players, wherein each ticket is associated with a number or a combination of numbers;

**[0068]**D. Closing the sales of tickets;

**[0069]**E. Summing revenues from ticket sales to calculate a sum total of revenues from ticket sales;

**[0070]**F. Calculating an amount that will be placed into the jackpots collectively, which amount corresponds to the percent of the sum total of revenues from ticket sales;

**[0071]**G. Dividing the amount that corresponds to the percent of the sum total of ticket sales by the number of jackpots to obtain a per-jackpot award, then further distributing the amount into the secondary prizes;

**[0072]**H. Drawing a winning number or combinations of numbers for each prize of each jackpot, wherein winning tickets are those tickets associated with a number or combination of numbers that match a winning number or combination of numbers, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers is subsequently disqualified from winning additional prizes in the lottery game;

**[0073]**I. Distributing the prizes to winners.

**[0074]**The embodiments of the present invention also comprise a method of operating a lottery game, comprising the following steps:

**[0075]**A. Determining a number of jackpots for a lottery game, wherein the number is greater than one;

**[0076]**B. Determining a percent of a sum total of revenues from ticket sales, which percent will be divided unequally into the jackpots;

**[0077]**C. Selling tickets to players, wherein each ticket is associated with a number or a combination of numbers;

**[0078]**D. Closing the sales of tickets;

**[0079]**E. Summing revenues from ticket sales to calculate a sum total of revenues from ticket sales;

**[0080]**F. Calculating an amount that will be placed into the jackpots collectively, which amount corresponds to the percent of the sum total of revenues from ticket sales;

**[0081]**G. Dividing the amount that corresponds to the percent of the sum total of ticket sales by the number of jackpots to obtain a per-jackpot award;

**[0082]**H. Drawing a winning number or combinations of numbers for each jackpot, wherein winning tickets are those tickets associated with a number or combination of numbers that match a winning number or combination of numbers, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers is not subsequently disqualified from winning additional jackpots in the lottery game;

**[0083]**I. Distributing the jackpots to winners.

**[0084]**The embodiments of the present invention also comprise a method of operating a lottery game, comprising the following steps:

**[0085]**A. Determining a number of jackpots for a lottery game, wherein the number is greater than one, wherein each jackpot comprises a first prize and one or more associated secondary prizes;

**[0086]**B. Determining a percent of a sum total of revenues from ticket sales, which percent will be divided unequally into the jackpots;

**[0087]**C. Selling tickets to players, wherein each ticket is associated with a number or a combination of numbers;

**[0088]**D. Closing the sales of tickets;

**[0089]**E. Summing revenues from ticket sales to calculate a sum total of revenues from ticket sales;

**[0090]**F. Calculating an amount that will be placed into the jackpots collectively, which amount corresponds to the percent of the sum total of revenues from ticket sales;

**[0091]**G. Dividing the amount that corresponds to the percent of the sum total of ticket sales by the number of jackpots to obtain a per-jackpot award, then further distributing the amount into the secondary prizes;

**[0092]**H. Drawing a winning number or combinations of numbers for each prize of each jackpot, wherein winning tickets are those tickets associated with a number or combination of numbers that match a winning number or combination of numbers, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers is not subsequently disqualified from winning additional prizes in the lottery game;

**[0093]**I. Distributing the prizes to winners.

**[0094]**The embodiments of the present invention also comprise a method, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers may win multiple times only within the same jackpot.

**[0095]**The embodiments of the present invention also comprise a method, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers may win only one prize per jackpot.

**[0096]**The embodiments of the present invention also comprise a method of operating a lottery game, comprising the following steps:

**[0097]**A. Determining a number of jackpots for a lottery game, wherein the number is greater than one, wherein each jackpot comprises a first prize and one or more associated secondary prizes;

**[0098]**B. Determining a percent of a sum total of revenues from ticket sales, which percent will be divided unequally into the jackpots;

**[0099]**C. Selling tickets to players, wherein each ticket is associated with a number or a combination of numbers;

**[0100]**D. Closing the sales of tickets;

**[0101]**E. Summing revenues from ticket sales to calculate a sum total of revenues from ticket sales;

**[0102]**F. Calculating an amount that will be placed into the jackpots collectively, which amount corresponds to the percent of the sum total of revenues from ticket sales;

**[0103]**G. Dividing the amount that corresponds to the percent of the sum total of ticket sales by the number of jackpots to obtain a per-jackpot award;

**[0104]**H. Drawing a winning number or combinations of numbers for each prize of each jackpot, wherein winning tickets are those tickets associated with a number or combination of numbers that match a winning number or combination of numbers, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers is subsequently disqualified from winning additional prizes in the lottery game;

**[0105]**I. Distributing the prizes to winners.

**[0106]**Alternative embodiments include but are not limited to the following:

**the number of jackpots for a game is between**1 and 20; the number of jackpots for a game is between 21 and 100; the number of jackpots for a game is greater than 100; a prize that has a plurality of winners is shared equally among those winners, that is, on a pari-mutuel share; the lottery game is an n-from-m lotto-type game where n<m; the lottery game is an n-from-m p-from-q lotto-type game where n<m and p<q; the lottery game is a second chance sweepstake; the player may choose the number or numbers associated with their ticket; the player may choose to accept a randomly-selected number or combination of numbers associated with their ticket; the player may both choose a number or combination of numbers associated with their ticket and may also choose to accept a randomly-selected number or combination of numbers associated with their ticket; the ticket is a scratch card on which the number or combination of numbers are preprinted and concealed.

**[0107]**The embodiments of the present invention also comprise a method of operating a lottery game, comprising the following steps:

**A**. Determining a number of first prizes for a lottery game, wherein the number is greater than one; B. Determining a percent of a sum total of revenues from ticket sales, which percent will be made available on a pari-mutuel share to first prize winners; C. Selling tickets to players, wherein each ticket is associated with a number or a combination of numbers; D. Closing the sales of tickets; E. Summing revenues from ticket sales to calculate a sum total of revenues from ticket sales; F. Calculating an amount that corresponds to the percent of the sum total of revenues from ticket sales; G. Drawing a winning number or combinations of numbers for each first prize, wherein winning tickets are those tickets associated with a number or combination of numbers that match a winning number or combination of numbers, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers is not subsequently disqualified from winning additional prizes in the lottery game; H. Distributing the first prizes to winners.

**[0108]**The embodiments of the present invention also comprise a method of operating a lottery game, comprising the following steps:

**A**. Determining a number of first prizes for a lottery game, wherein the number is greater than one; B. Determining a percent of a sum total of revenues from ticket sales, which percent will be made available on a pari-mutuel share to first prize winners; C. Selling tickets to players, wherein each ticket is associated with a number or a combination of numbers; D. Closing the sales of tickets; E. Summing revenues from ticket sales to calculate a sum total of revenues from ticket sales; F. Calculating an amount that corresponds to the percent of the sum total of revenues from ticket sales; G. Drawing a winning number or combinations of numbers for each first prize, wherein winning tickets are those tickets associated with a number or combination of numbers that match a winning number or combination of numbers, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers is subsequently disqualified from winning additional prizes in the lottery game; H. Distributing the first prizes to winners.

**[0109]**The embodiments of the present invention also comprise a method of operating a lottery game, comprising the following steps:

**A**. Determining a number of first prize systems for a lottery game, wherein the number is greater than one, wherein with each first prize system comprises a first prize and one or more associated secondary prizes; B. Determining a percent of a sum total of revenues from ticket sales, which percent will be made available on a pari-mutuel share to the first prize systems; C. Selling tickets to players, wherein each ticket is associated with a number or a combination of numbers; D. Closing the sales of tickets; E. Summing revenues from ticket sales to calculate a sum total of revenues from ticket sales; F. Calculating an amount that corresponds to the percent of the sum total of revenues from ticket sales; G. Drawing a winning number or combinations of numbers for each prize of each first prize system, wherein winning tickets are those tickets associated with a number or combination of numbers that match a winning number or combination of numbers, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers is not subsequently disqualified from winning additional prizes in the lottery game; H. Distributing the prizes to winners.

**[0110]**In the present invention each winning number or combination of numbers may win multiple times only within the same first prize system.

**[0111]**In the present invention each winning number or combination of numbers may win only one prize per first prize system.

**[0112]**The embodiments of the present invention also comprise a method of operating a lottery game, comprising the following steps:

**A**. Determining a number of first prize systems for a lottery game, wherein the number is greater than one, wherein each first prize system comprises a first prize and one or more associated secondary prizes; B. Determining a percent of a sum total of revenues from ticket sales, which percent will be made available on a pari-mutuel share to the first prize systems; C. Selling tickets to players, wherein each ticket is associated with a number or a combination of numbers; D. Closing the sales of tickets; E. Summing revenues from ticket sales to calculate a sum total of revenues from ticket sales; F. Calculating an amount that corresponds to the percent of the sum total of revenues from ticket sales; G. Drawing a winning number or combinations of numbers for each prize of each first prize system, wherein winning tickets are those tickets associated with a number or combination of numbers that match a winning number or combination of numbers, wherein each winning number or combination of numbers is subsequently disqualified from winning additional prizes in the lottery game; H. Distributing the prizes to winners.

**[0113]**The embodiments of the present invention also comprise a method of operating

**a lottery game**, comprising the following steps: specifying a jackpot amount for a first week of play; specifying a reserve percentage of the jackpot amount; selling tickets to players and collecting ticket sales revenues; setting aside ticket sales revenues for both the jackpot amount and for the reserve percentage of the jackpot amount; specifying a week number, corresponding to a number of weeks that the game has been played; in each additional subsequent week of play after the first week of play, multiplying the initial jackpot amount by the week number to get a jackpot amount for the additional subsequent week, multiplying the initial reserve amount by the week number to get a week reserve amount for the additional subsequent week, and setting aside ticket sales revenues for both the jackpot amount and for the reserve amount; continuing in this manner until a jackpot winner is determined.

**[0114]**The embodiments of the present invention also comprise a method of operating a lottery game, comprising the following steps:

**specifying a jackpot amount for a first week of play**; specifying a reserve percentage of the jackpot amount to determine an initial reserve amount; selling tickets to players and collecting ticket sales revenues; in the first week of play, accumulating ticket sales revenues for both the jackpot amount and for the reserve percentage of the jackpot amount; setting aside ticket sales revenues for both the jackpot amount and for the reserve amount; in each subsequent week of play after the first week of play, multiplying the initial jackpot amount to get a week jackpot amount, multiplying the week jackpot amount by the reserve percentage to get a week reserve amount, and setting aside ticket sales revenues for both the jackpot amount and for the reserve amount; continuing in this manner until a jackpot winner is determined.

**[0115]**Some advantages of the embodiments of the apparatus were previously enumerated in the Summary section. Every advantageous feature does not need to be incorporated into every embodiment of the apparatus and/or methods.

**[0116]**Although these versions of the invention have been described in considerable detail, other versions are possible. For example, embodiments can comprise combinations of the features described herein, such as combinations of the dependent claims; and the game can be implemented using any ticket price, e.g., $1, $2, $5, $10, or any other amount. Therefore, the spirit and scope of the appended claims should not be limited to the description of the versions contained therein.

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