Lottery ticket price rise.

  robgf 19:26 16 Jan 2013

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.

  SillBill 19:46 16 Jan 2013

If it's true, and it probably is, then the Irish Lottery will benefit, 'cos I for one will switch!

  Mr Mistoffelees 19:53 16 Jan 2013

The Daily Mail says: "Online players were emailed today and informed of 'exciting changes' to the way they play with 'even more ways to win money'."

Are they sure about that? I've been playing online for years and received no such email.

  Aitchbee 19:55 16 Jan 2013

And so will the boookies ... by a higher footfall rate!

  SillBill 19:57 16 Jan 2013

Mr Mistoffelees

I, too, play online, and am still waiting for my notification.

  Quickbeam 08:52 17 Jan 2013

I only buy lucky dips when I remember online. So should I win, they will tell me (and you won't be hearing from me again).

I imagine that a lot of addicts, the ones we see buying 20 quids worth at a time, that know all their numbers by heart, will have a very real problem financially.

  Quickbeam 10:09 17 Jan 2013

What they should have done was to put it up to £1.50 after 10 years and so on. A 100% hike is a bit of a shocker for any purchase.

  hssutton 10:49 17 Jan 2013

I've never done the lottery, but my wife does, but I will strongly suggest she does not continue when the cost increases. At the moment she spends £3 on Saturday and £3 on the Wednesday.

I think we fall into the same category as Forum Member play to speculate about what to do with the winnings Winning £25 is certainly not what my wife does the lottery for.

  BT 11:04 17 Jan 2013

When I did the lottery I was doing £4 on Wednesday and on Saturday, and only ever won a tenner on a very few occasions.

I decided I was spending too much for no return so decided to top up my Premium Bonds instead. At least you don't lose your stake and can get it back when you need to. I now have the maximum and last year got a 2% return as prizes, better than most savings accounts. This year has started of well and I've already got 4 x £25 prizes from the January draw.

  Aitchbee 11:52 17 Jan 2013

Jock1e - why, where are you going to?

  Aitchbee 18:31 17 Jan 2013

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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