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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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john bunyan

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I just do one line on Sat and Weds - with birthdays etc on it. I will cut out the Weds one to keep £2 as weekly spend - odds are so poor that it is not worth, for me, doing more.

I wonder if there is a inverse correlation between income and lotto spend? There seems to be one in the case of Sky TV aerials, or is there?

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Forum Editor

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"I wonder if there is a inverse correlation between income and lotto spend?"

There seems to be. Research conducted in 2009 showed that people on lower incomes spend a disproportionate amount on playing the lottery. Manual workers and the unemployed are significantly more likely to play National Lottery scratch cards than those in the top managerial, professional careers.

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SillBill

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Forum Editor -

I didn't invent anything but I must admit you are really doing a great job of defending Camelot.

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Aitchbee

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SillBill... at least the bookies provide warmth, free big screen TVs and free coffees to regular 'payed up' customers!

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SillBill

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Aitchbee -

and Camelot Group PLC provides a "nice little earner" for its shareholders.

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Nontek

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That would make sense if it is not part of the main Lotto Draw but is that included in the new £2 ticket?

chub_tor

Only guessing - but that is the way I see it ... £2 covers one line of Lotto plus one Draw number.

And as said, the punter has no choice in the matter, other than to Play or Not Play!

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chub_tor

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The main jackpot prizes for both weekly draws will increase, and there will be 50 winners of £20,000 in each draw. The entry price will be included in the ticket price, as in Euromillions

The first part of the statement I understand it is the extra 50 winners I am at a loss with. Do I take it that these are just 50 players plucked at random with no reference to the numbers they selected? Like a raffle?

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SillBill

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chub_tor it IS indeed a raffle, no doubt the lottery terminal will print a raffle ticket number on your playslip. But would you buy a raffle ticket knowing that the odds of winning are several millions to one?

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Aitchbee

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... the bookies also provide 'free of charge', toilet facilities, tables 'n' chairs, newspapers, pens, games machines & even online betting.

... why would anybody want to waste their money on the lottery, instead?

Bookies and pubs have a symbiotic winning arrangement, which Camelot will never play a part in, I reckon. [Just my opinion].

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SillBill

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Aitchbee -

bookies also take Irish lottery bets.

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