Lancashire TelegraphRibble Valley MP's concern at lottery ticket price hike (From Lancashire Telegraph)

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  • "well I was asked 4 months ago what my views were on £2 lotto tickets through a survey. I said there would be an uproar and a boycott. Looks like I was right! Anyway its done me a favour I set up a standing-order £50 pounds a month premium bonds. Camelot have done me a massive favour made me realize how much I spent with virtually no return. Maybe it will do the least well off a massive favour stopping them playing."
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Ribble Valley MP's concern at lottery ticket price hike

Lancashire Telegraph: Nigel Evans MP Nigel Evans MP

An East Lancashire MP has criticised Camelot’s decision to increase the price of a Loterry ticket to £2.

Nigel Evans, who represents the Ribble Valley, said: “Notwithstanding the higher winnings, I do think that this is bad timing on Camelot’s part.

“Most people who play the National Lottery do so out of a sense of hope and what could be.

“Increasing the price by 100 per cent does seem very unfair, especially at a time when people are struggling financially.

“Many people also play the same numbers week in week out and I worry that they would feel compelled to continue at double the cost.

“I understand that prices have not changed since 1994, but I see no compelling reason to change them now and I hope that they remain the same in the autumn.”

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