Camelot Facing Criticism for Changes to EuroMillions Cost and Structure
Camelot is once again facing criticism from lottery players as they have made the EuroMillions more expensive to play and harder to win.
Players will now have to pay £2.50 to enter (rather than £2) and pick their lucky stars numbers out of 12 rather than 11. Camelot has said that the changes are part of making the game bigger and better to play and increase the chance of winnings, just as the changes to the National Lottery were intended to do.
The extra lucky star number means that the chance of winning the jackpot has decreased from around one in 117 million to one in 140 million. However, the overall odds of winning any prize in the EuroMillions remains at 1 in 13. Camelot has also said that there will be more promotional draws with jackpots of around £100 million up for grabs.