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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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Quickbeam

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Chegs, that's a serious case of looking to see what you could've won. Great, smashing super!

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wee eddie

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Well, they certain;ly had to bite the bullet at some time. The cost of processing each entry will have risen considerably since inception but the Retailer is still getting the same Fee.

By Cost, I mean the Cost of a Member of Staff operating the Transaction/Terminal at roughly 15p per minute.

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Nontek

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I used to play both the UK and Euro lotteries, varying amounts from £1 to £5 depending on my weekly cash-flows, last Summer I decided to only play the UK lottery usually spending about £5 a week.

A few months ago I did manage to hit 5 numbers which gave me a nice little win of just under two and a half thousand pounds (the 6th number would have handed my £4.4 Million !!!), after also having numerous small wins £10 - £69 ....... I only ever use Lucky Dip!

Still keeping my fingers crossed!

At least I won't go cold this Winter....

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Quickbeam

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Nontek

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Quickbeam

Precisely why I only ever use LD!

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Quickbeam

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Ditto, you can go on holiday and forget to buy one and not be paranoid over what you could've won!

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Jameslayer

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When it rises to £2 I will be reducing the number of lines I do so I spend the same amount. At the moment I spend £6 a week which is around about 2 pints. I dont expect to win I just have it on auto reneawl. Infact looking at the cost will make me reconsider if I do it at all.

http://www.national-lottery.co.uk/player/p/lottonews.ftl

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SillBill

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We've been here before!

Extracted from the Daily Record of 2nd September 2009

"Camelot group spokesman Ben Rosier added: "Our players have told us they want to see big jackpots and even more UK winners. With the new UK Millionaire Raffle, we're giving them both.

"This is about creating more winners. For that extra 50p, players will get an extra benefit - a guaranteed UK millionaire will be created every week - on top of the mega-millions on offer in the main EuroMillions draw.""

Same lame argument for this increase in the National Lottery ticket Price.

Just who are these "lottery players" that Camelot talks to? As Private Eye might say "I think we should be told"

Or are we still living in "Rip-off" Britain?

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spuds

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The only complaint I seem to recall, is the very high Euro Millionaire payouts, and how people were suggesting that there should be a better way of dividing and distribution. This also applied to other wins that didn't compare to other lottery payouts.

I would suspect that Camelot or Ben Rossier don't realise that there is a recession and people (with sense) are spending less?.

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Forum Editor

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SillBill

**"Same lame argument for this increase in the National Lottery ticket Price. Just who are these "lottery players" that Camelot talks to? As Private Eye might say "I think we should be told"**

You obviously don't understand how the lottery works. The price increase is so more people can become instant millionaires. It's not a 'lame argument' at all, but a perfectly logical development of the existing system. Feedback from players has revealed a desire for more instant millionaire wins.

As for telling us who Camelot talks to - they talk to Lottery players via feedback surveys; I would have thought that was obvious.

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