When people buy lotteries, they assume that they get the whole pot. This is not true.
If you look at the prize breakdown, you actually get a piece of the pot.
80.50%+5.75%+4.75%+9%=100% of the winnings.
As you can see from the link below, if you get all 6 numbers, you win or share 80.5% of the pot. The rest is divided among the other winners. Therefore, a person who gets 4/6 numbers will get 9% of the pot win or share.
If the jackpot is 20 million dollars, and only one person gets 4/6 numbers, he/she will get 9% or 1.8 million dollars since he/she does not have to share. This would be nice.
Therefore, if a person says that he/she will be happy with the 20 million jackpot, you can correct him/her. He/she gets part of the pot and not the whole.
6/6 80.50% of the Pool’s Fund(1), Share of Pool(3)
5/6+Bonus 5.75% of the Pool’s Fund, Share of Pool(3)
5/6 4.75% of the Pool’s Fund, Share of Pool(3)
4/6 9% of the Pool’s Fund, Share of Pool(3)
3/6 $10 prize from the Prize Fund
2/6+Bonus $5 prize from the Prize Fund
7/7 73% of the Pool’s Fund
6/7+Bonus 5% of the Pool’s Fund
6/7 5% of the Pool’s Fund (win or share)
5/7 17% of the Pool’s Fund (win or share)
4/7 $10 3/7+Bonus $10
3/7 Free Play ($2 value-three QuickPick selections)
* Win or share