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UK National Lottery jackpot dwindling - Is it worth playing anymore?

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paul762's avatar - lion

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Posted: March 1, 2015, 7:42 am - IP Logged

I might stop playing this game and double stake on the Euro millions instead as it used to pay £20 million on a Saturday night, but this Saturday it was only £2 million, what next £200,000? I wouldn't mind so much but they have also doubled the cost of a ticket from £1 to £2 just doesn't seem worth it anymore.

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    savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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    Posted: March 1, 2015, 9:56 am - IP Logged

    Id say   save what you would spend, say $2 a draw, until the euro is at a pot you would like to win. for instance, £20M and then start spending that money at $2 a draw. then maybe if it rolls till say £40M then maybe double the bet, with   mostly old unspent gambling money. then if it rolls to double again, say £80M . no need for my numbers, use your own , and your own amounts. but the general idea. also i like those rare millionaire tickets, the UK also  give out as extra prizes every so often. the one with say 25 or 100 £1M prizes as extra draws for your purchased ticket, to me  thats always a good time to toss in an extra bet or 2.

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      Posted: March 1, 2015, 10:35 am - IP Logged

      I might stop playing this game and double stake on the Euro millions instead as it used to pay £20 million on a Saturday night, but this Saturday it was only £2 million, what next £200,000? I wouldn't mind so much but they have also doubled the cost of a ticket from £1 to £2 just doesn't seem worth it anymore.

      Perhaps their focus groups have told the Powers that be that the public wouldn't mind an increase in the price of the ticket. 

      People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

        paul762's avatar - lion

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        Posted: March 2, 2015, 7:20 am - IP Logged

        Id say   save what you would spend, say $2 a draw, until the euro is at a pot you would like to win. for instance, £20M and then start spending that money at $2 a draw. then maybe if it rolls till say £40M then maybe double the bet, with   mostly old unspent gambling money. then if it rolls to double again, say £80M . no need for my numbers, use your own , and your own amounts. but the general idea. also i like those rare millionaire tickets, the UK also  give out as extra prizes every so often. the one with say 25 or 100 £1M prizes as extra draws for your purchased ticket, to me  thats always a good time to toss in an extra bet or 2.

        Thanks for the advice, I think the Euro millions is probably a better choice for me now, I also haven't won a minimum prize on the UK National lottery since it changed over stakes/prizes and was previously quite lucky with the three number wins.

        Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late - Benjamin Franklin.
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          Posted: March 3, 2015, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

          The two things I like about the UK Lottery:

           

          Number 1.

          The UK National Lottery has a subscription service. 

           

          Direct Debit Option for Subscription Payments

           

          The Subscription Service continues to provide an easy and accessible way for players to take part in The National Lottery. 

           

          We are also delighted to be able to offer you the option of choosing the easy way to pay for your Subscriptions.

           

          Direct Debit allows you to pay for your new Subscription in instalments, with each payment deducted from your bank account every 13 draws over your chosen Subscription period.

           

          When you return your renewal form and Direct Debit mandate, we will send you your Subscription Certificate. This will give details of your instalment amounts and debit dates.

          Details will be included on your new renewal form, which will include a Direct Debit mandate for you to complete. If you wish, you can of course, continue to pay for your Subscription by cheque or Postal Order.

           

          Number 2.

          UK Lottery Winners have the right to Remain Anonymous

           

          If they have requested to remain anonymous, Camelot, the UK Lottery operator,  takes its obligations and duty of care to protect winners’ privacy very seriously. Unless a winner agrees to take full publicity and signs an agreement to that effect, no information about them can be released by Camelot into the public domain.

          We all get a lot out of lotteries!