So for the $1 scratchie you had a 1 in 1,500,000 chance of winning the top prize of $25,000...now they said maybe it will be 50 $500 prizes. So now we have a 1 chance in 300,000 of winning $500.
Yep, that makes sense doesn't it. And it again makes me think of my pokie playing, where aside from one instance of getting five Georges on a payline netting $100 for a 10c bet, i never got the five wild symbols on a payline despite millions of spins. The maximum payout on a machine i played was the 30,000 credits on Big ben, or $300 for a 1-credit bet.
Millions of spins for a chance to win $300.....and i never even got it once. Looking at the maths for pokies and gambling like this just adds more reinforcement as to why i can never go back to it, and why we should just try to stay away from it. We cannot win in the long run.