Wednesday 26 October 2016

Numbers are up in cost of playing Lotto

Published 08/08/2015 | 02:30

NOT winning the Lotto is the norm for most players, now the cost of their not winning is to rise. The National Lottery is upping the cost of participating. One has only slightly less chance of dying in an air crash - 11 million to one - than scooping the jackpot. But, we are told, that this is the first time that the price has been increased in nine years.

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A two-line play will rise from €3 to €4. If the Lotto Plus option is taken, the cost of being in the draw will be €5.

But not only will it cost more to play, in their wisdom the lottery is adding two new numbers, making that elusive dream win even more elusive­ ‑ only now you can pay more for it. Presently your chance of nailing all six numbers are over eight million to one. These odds will now lengthen to 10.7 million to one. Oh, and did we mention it will cost you more? Remember it could be you!

Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI) believes that the alterations will result in bigger bumper jackpots, better sales and bigger cheques for good causes. Well you pay your money and take your chances.

But now you pay more money, and take more chances.

See, everybody wins.

Irish Independent

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