Camelot Announces Major Over Hall of UK National Lottery
The UK’s National Lottery has announced the biggest changes to its draws in its twenty-one year history claiming that here will be more winners and larger jackpots. However, statisticians are saying that it will be harder than ever before to hit the jackpot.
From October the lottery will have a pool of 59 numbers rather than the current 49. As a result statistics show that the chances of matching all six balls will go down from one in fourteen million to one in forty-five million.
However, Camelot, the operator of the National Lottery, has said that the new Millionaire Raffle will guarantee at least one millionaire per draw and that the average winning jackpot is expected to be triple the current level. Furthermore, the chances of winning at least £1 million will be better than the chances of winning the jackpot on the current game with odds of just under one in ten million.
In addition, from October players that match two numbers will win a Lucky Dip ticket for a future draw which Camelot believes will create an extra 1.8 million winners each week. The cost of playing the lottery will remain the same at £2 per line and the other prizes, such as £25 for three numbers, will also stay the same.
Therefore, while the chances of hitting the jackpot have decreased significantly, as of October there will be more winners overall and the lucky few that do manage to match all six numbers are in for far larger payouts than ever before.