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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

Nigel Evans MP

Nigel Evans MP

First published in News

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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