PUNTERS REEL IN SHOCK AS NEW LOTTERY RULES MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO WIN
Euromillions set to see price increase as furious players brand Camelot a RIPOFF
LOTTERY operator Camelot was branded a “ripoff” today after announcing it was increasing the price of Euromillions tickets - while reducing the chances of winning the jackpot.
Having already been dubbed a “con” after similarly raising the price of Lotto tickets, while decreasing the chances of winning, Camelot claimed the changes to Euromillions would ensure more punters became millionaires.
“It’s a rip-off,” barks Ryan from Doncaster. “I do the Euromillions every week but I’ll not be bothering when the price goes up. I’m calling it quits on the Euromillions, I’m calling it ‘rexit’. ”
“And what’s all this about adding extra numbers to the draw? I’m in with a good chance whilst the odds are one in 117 million but they’re going to be one in 140 million! Who’s going to win then? They think they can pull the wool over my eyes, well they can think again. I know when I’m being ripped off.”
Ryan estimates he’s spent nearly £1,500 on the Euromillions in the last decade and recalls fondly the time his numbers came up.
“I got a number and a lucky star once,” he beams, “I’ll never forget the feel of that three quid in my pocket. I bought a packet of 10 contraband fags off my mate in the pub with it. Sweet.”