Euromillions price rise

13 July 2016
Euromillions price rise

There's already been a price rise with the Lotto (formerly the National Lottery) which has angered a lot of gamblers, especially given that they've reduced everyone's chances of winning.

Now, Camelot - the people who run these things - are getting more people's dander up by raising the price of Euromillions tickets.

Soon, you won't pay £2 for a ticket - it'll go up to £2.50.

Camelot run Euromillions with nine other national lottery providers across Europe.

The changes will come into play in September, and two lucky stars will be drawn from 12 numbers instead of 11. This means you'll now have a 1-in-140 million chance of winning.

Oh, and even more people will refer to these things as an 'idiot tax', like they're the first person to think of the joke, which is an added annoyance in itself.

Camelot are not hearing the criticisms though, saying that this is only going to make bigger prizes to be won, and reckon that the odds for getting some kind of prize is going to stay at 1-in-13.

Sally Cowdry of Camelot said: “EuroMillions has always captured the UK public's imagination with its exhilarating jackpots and numerous multi-million pound winners – boosting returns to Good Causes in the process."

"It's now time to re-energise the game and take it to the next level – and these fantastic enhancements will do just that, helping us to deliver even more for our players and UK Good Causes in the years to come."

In related news, Camelot's annual accounts showed recently, that gross ticket sales raked in £7.2 billion, which is up from £6.7 billion the previous year.

Seems if you want to win big in the lottery, you should run them rather than play them.

TOPICS:   High Street News

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