Lotto reduces chances of winning - earns £7.5bn
Lotto (the artist formerly known at The National Lottery) owners, Camelot, have gleefully announced that sales for 2015/16 were up £317 million compared to the year previous.
Camelot said they'd had a "great year".
Bully for Camelot. You see, there's a lot of anger surrounding the lottery, as they reduced the number of balls from 49 to 59, which means a reduction in your chances of winning.
They also doubled the cost of a ticket from £1 to £2 for the main lottery draw - no wonder they're having a 'great year'.
The chances of winning the Lotto has, according to some, fallen from 1 in 14 million, to 1 in 45 million.
Now, Camelot argue that, thanks to the increase in money, they're able to give more to good causes, and the amount being given out to them has topped a whopping £35 billion since they launched in the mid-'90s.
While that's all well and good, you suspect that most people aren't playing it because they want to donate to a good cause - they're playing because they want to become wildly rich.
Camelot chief executive Andy Duncan said: “I'm delighted by the fantastic year we've had, especially across our digital channels."
“Camelot leads the field of digital innovation."
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