Official Figures Show Huge Drop in Lottery Sales
Official figures show that despite National Lottery operator Camelot’s boasts about record ticket sales the number of people buying tickets is falling.
According to figures released last week by the Gambling Commission the percentage of adults who take part in the Lottery fell to 32% last year from 46% in 2012. The fall is thought to be due to several factors the first of which is the increase in 2013 from £1 to £2 for a ticket. Of course the addition of ten more numbers to the lottery, decreasing the odds of winning from 14 million to 1 to 45 million to 1, is also to blame.
The change does mean that there is a greater chance of winning a prize but the prizes are often considerably smaller. Earlier in the month players received just £883 for picking five correct numbers. However, there has been a 15% growth year-on-year for Camelot’s online games and scratch cards.