A CNN.com article talks about lottery tickets with zero probability of winning.
Why, you ask? Because some state lotteries continue selling the tickets for scratch-off games even after the top prize has been awarded. Therefore the odds stated on the ticket are, as of the time the ticket was purchased, incorrect.
But let's say that half the tickets for some game have already been sold, and the top prize not awarded -- then the tickets that are still out there have double the probability of winning that they did originally. You wouldn't see anybody complaining about that.
One way to fix this would be to have all the tickets be independent of each other, but drawn from the same distribution -- so instead of having one grand prize among the 100,000 tickets, each ticket independently has probability 0.00001 of being a grand prize ticket. But then there's a significant probability that there will be no grand prizes awarded, or that there would be two or more.
And some lottery websites actually state which prizes have already been awarded. So it might be possible for somebody to use this information to their advantage, by betting only in lotteries where a disproportionate number of prizes remain to be awarded. This is basically the same principle as card-counting in blackjack, where the player bets more when the cards in the deck are more favorable. I suspect, though, that this wouldn't work well because the house edge in lotteries is much higher than that in casinos.