For the people that said they will boycott (myself included), I think we are all saying that in anger but after (say a month?) I beleive that we WILL PLAY IT.
Here's why: if you play lotto regularly then what game will you play as an alternative to Cash 5? ...
After a little while when people see the jackpots reaching close to $500,000 (and this will happen often) they WILL PLAY ..THE reasons why: It will be the best payout will the best odds offered daily.
IT IS THE MONEY THAT DRIVES PEOPLE NOT ODDS..
IT beats 5/55 POWERBALL($200,000), << NOT offered daily
IT beats MAtch 6 odds (by a factor of 5) $2 ticket and starting payout of $500,000 (also slow rollovers and not played daily)
IT beats 5/30 T-HUNT (start jackpot $10K, computer game and high possibilty you will split will others)
So I mean the game got harder but it will offer bigger jackpots (close to half a million is not bad)
After a month we will play because we will have some data for last 30 drawings to peak at, jackpots wil be high and the other alternatives ..there are none that come close...
And the average player will just say: oh just 4 extra balls, bigger payout,, its ok. (most people are not good at math, the ones that are dont play lotto so often)
The lottery executives they know exactly how people react..they have been in the business too long and every decision they make has been carefully considered...Their decision will PAY OFF in the long run.