I think the mass lottery's just getting greedy when it comes to predicting the jackpot for Cash Winfall. Last night's jackpot was $1.55m, and now they're predicting $2m for Thursday! When the jackpot was $1.59m a couple of months ago it just barely broke the $2m threshold, and if it goes up by the same about this time, it'll only reach $1.98 m.
This game is SO MUCH BETTER when the jackpot actually does reach $2m. Usually I buy a lot more tickets when I think there will be a $2m jackpot, but I don't think it's going to happen this time. I think the MSLC's just getting greedy, like the Texas lottery did over the summer.
I'll probably just buy a couple of $2 tickets for this one, instead of a couple hundred! Be warned! Tell your friends not to fall for this trap!
I totally agree. I usually buy quite a few MA Cash Winfall tickets every time the jackpot goes up to $2M, because the winfall makes the prizes worth a lot more. I've won $40 or $50 three or four times already. But I think you make a great point here. It's not gonna actually hit $2M like they predicted, and the game is really not worth it when match 3's are only 5 bucks.
I'm skipping this drawing and playing on Thursday instead =)
I don't live in Mass and I noticed that also. But its not greed. If they were greedy they wouldn't let the jackpot get up to $2,000,000 on a Monday night jackpot. They will have enough for the jackpot. If I recall the last couple times they have has 2.3 and 2.4 million to spread out between the prizes.