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Well I wont be buying the same amount of tickets

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Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 22 Jan 2013 13:30

The cost of a lottery ticket is set to double in price later this year.

Operators Camelot say the increase to £2 for a single line will help it create more winners and help more charities. The prize for matching three numbers will go up from £10 to £25.

Prizes will be halved to £50,000 if you get five numbers and the bonus ball.

The firm says this is the first rise since the game was introduced 19 years ago and the extra revenue will mean more cash for charities.

After carrying out research about the game, Camelot UK managing director Andy Duncan said: "Our players still love Lotto but after 18 years they say they want more from it.

"We've spoken extensively with them to develop a re-energised game."

The average Saturday jackpot will increase from around £4.1 million to £5 million and the Wednesday jackpot will increase from an estimated £2.2 million to around £2.5 million.

Gemma Atherton is one of a number of celebrities to have appeared on the TV draw
Lotto Rollover draws will also change, with the number of raffle prizes on offer increasing significantly with each roll of the jackpot.

Total National Lottery sales have increased by 35% since 2002, with the number of players growing by more than 12% in the last five years.

Players have also helped to raise more than £29 billion for Good Causes.

More than 1,000 players left angry messages about the price increase on the National Lottery Facebook page with many describing the increase as "greed."

So i bet many will just spend the same amount on fewer lines so they wont get much more revenue.

Who are they kidding its to make the draw better I read somewhere that the Canadian owners of Camelot are millions in the red thats why they are putting the price up


Merlin Report 22 Jan 2013 13:40

Load of old Cobblers, Its just sheer greed and the need to give extra dividends to the Shareholders.**M**.

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 22 Jan 2013 14:50

STUFF EM!!!... :-P
They aint getting any more money out of this one. :-|


BrianW Report 22 Jan 2013 15:28

The "Good Causes Fund" was dug into extensively by Gordon Brown to fund things that should have come out of general taxation, thereby enabling him to keep tax lower than it would otherwise have been, whilst real good causes went without.
Therefore I stopped buying lottery tickets .


Kense Report 22 Jan 2013 15:29

Surely the lottery is based on greed - the greed of the players. :-)

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 22 Jan 2013 15:42

Hi Ken... "Based on Greed"...
Mmmm... a bit of of a half truth there matey, could just as well say "Based on Need". :-)
I wouldn't mind betting that most of the punters on the lottery are of the "needy" kind and not the "greedy" kind. ;-)


Kense Report 22 Jan 2013 16:35

If one needs money there is no point throwing away what you do have on the lottery.

Basically gambling is trying to get rich at other peoples expense, - just like shareholders.

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~ Report 22 Jan 2013 17:23

I have only ever bought a ticket 3 times!!! :-S


Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 22 Jan 2013 17:41

In a nutshell Ken...
You have to speculate to accumulate, as the saying goes. :-D

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 22 Jan 2013 17:50

Well ours is neither greed or need, Its just a little flutter in the hope that we will win enough to help out our family. Both grown up grandchildren are struggling financiallly and it would be nice to help em out .

Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 22 Jan 2013 17:55

I wont be paying any more than a pound .
I n all the years that OH and me have been playing wev'e won just once
and that was £10 . we normaly just get one number lol