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Lottery ticket price rise.


robgf

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Lottery tickets are to jump to £2 per ticket in November.

Lottery price rise

Will you still play???

I have one lucky dip each week, but I'm not sure that I want to throw £2 away, particulary as I can't remember the last time I got 3 numbers.

The prize for three numbers will rise to £25, but most of the other prizes are dropping in value.

What suprised me was that "800 players match five numbers or five plus the bonus", that's not very many, shows what a long shot it is.

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Jock1e

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Aitchbee

I am not going anywhere I hope but you never know.

Just an age joke.

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Aitchbee

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If Camelot can pitch / twist the new (improved?) £2 lottery ticket to the ['gullible joe'] public, as a 'buy one get one free offer' ... then, they [Camelot] might be on to a winner ... only if Trading Standards allow it!

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csqwared

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SillBill

Your post prompted me to look at the Irish Lottery and from what I can see it is even dearer, 4 draws x 2 games = £23 (£2.87 per game), or have I misunderstood something?

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SillBill

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csqwared

You'd need to pick up a Lottery slip from a bookmaker e.g. Ladbrokes to see what is available, the way of playing is not as simple as in the UK Lottery. You can play all kinds of permutations as well as just regular "Picks" and your stake can be anywhere from 1p to £10 per play.Looks more complicated when described but is really very simple.

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SillBill

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csqwared

BTW if you looked it up online you probably saw the address in Ireland for playing, I believe that they are brokers and will charge a fee for playing for you. U.K Bookies seem to offer the best ODDS when playing with them.

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csqwared

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SillBill

Ta ever so, will investigate.

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chub_tor

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I have spent £2 per week since it started, same numbers each time and never won more than £10. When they apply the increase that's me finished with the UK lottery, I will use my connections in the USA to invest $2 in the Texas lotto.

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Ex plorer

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I wont buy a £2 lottery ticket, or £2 scratch card, and my health lottery at still a £1 will be coming to a close soon. That may be expensive as the winnings are a fraction of what used to be on the main Lotto.

Maybe putting the money into premium Bonds is better bet today.

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Phil Ocifer

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We have been "investing" £1 Wednesday and £1 Saturday Lotto (set numbers) plus £2 Friday Euromillions Lucky Dip.

I'll be suggesting dumping our numbers which we have held since the start (and never won more than £10) and doing 1 x Lotto LD and 1 x Euro LD. Whether that's acceptable with the SO is yet to be discussed.

It will be interesting to see the sales stats - I'm guessing there will be an immediate big drop in the number of Lotto tickets sold as people protest, then it will gradually pick up again and sales will settle to around 85% of what they are now.

I think the value of sales will increase immediately, but only slightly, obviously commensurate with my prediction above, so whoever benefits will win win win. Hopefully not the Opera again. That cost us dear.

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Quickbeam

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Dumping your regular numbers seems to be the worse case scenario to most players in case they suddenly come up.

The answer to that is to play a random line, online, and leave it to them to email you when you win a tenner... don't look your self, you'll get paranoid!

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