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    Euro lottery.... Goal posts moved again!

    Hi guys,

    The goal posts have now been moved further away for the third time with the Euro lottery. They have now deviously added one more number to the lucky stars, so yet again lessening the odds of winning the jackpot. They have also put the price up by 50p (now 2.50) so it's now even more expensive with less chance of winning the jackpot??.... Brilliant value for money!!

    Originally as well as picking 5 main numbers, you had to pick two numbers from 9 lucky stars, they then decided that the general public "wanted bigger jackpots" so they lessened the odds of winning the jackpot by increasing the number of lucky stars to 11 which meant it was far more likely to roll over than be won, now they have done it again and snuck in one more number and then increased the price for the privilege.

    By the way, by previously doubling the price of the normal lottery "Lotto" ticket to 2 and then adding 10 more numbers, they have statistically made it more than 3 times as hard to win the jackpot whilst costing twice the price. So to get even less than the same odds of winning the jackpot that one original 1 ticket used to cost, you now have to buy 3 tickets at 2 each and therefore spend 6!

    Odds of winning the Euro lottery jackpot with 9 lucky stars was 1 in 76 million
    Odds of winning the Euro lottery jackpot with 11 lucky stars was 1 in 117 million
    Odds of winning the Euro lottery jackpot with 12 lucky stars now 1 in 140 million

    The odds of winning the lotto jackpot with 49 numbers was 1 in 14 million
    The odds of winning the lotto jackpot with 59 numbers now 1 in 45 million


    vote with your feet I say !
    Last edited by paultap; 06-10-2016 at 12:43.

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    Really? I just bought a ticket (here in Denmark) yesterday. Three lines for 60 DKR.

    Is that one line for 2.50 in the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan_Terrier View Post
    Really? I just bought a ticket (here in Denmark) yesterday. Three lines for 60 DKR.

    Is that one line for 2.50 in the UK?
    Yes it is.
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    Did I just convert this correctly to discover that 60 DKR is worth 6.96?

    Just realised that your 60 DKR gets you 3 lines, not just 1, so not really that different.
    Last edited by McKenzie; 30-09-2016 at 16:09.

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    Doing a quick conversion, my three lines cost 6.96. We've had the same price since day one though.

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    Yes, more money for less chance.
    I did see an advert on Tv that said it would charge 2 per ticket still, but can't remember who - Sorry!
    I'm sure someone on here will say....

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    Well just don't buy a ticket each week. At 2.00 a throw, it's like winning over 100 a year! Save that up and you're descendants will be millionaires in less than 200 years.

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    Aye, it' a ruddy con now. The odds increased astronomically when they raised the Lotto numbers by another ten. I saw a breakdown of the odds compared to previously and it's insulting. I've long-held the suspicion too, that an algorithm exists to pick the least-common numbers for Lucky Dips. As an example, I 'won' a Lucky Dip on last week's draw (the first I've bothered with in ages) and the first 3 numbers n the line were 7, 8 and 9. They can shove their lottery, as far as I'm concerned
    A Man should be wise, but never too wise. He who does not know his fate in advance is free of care

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    I stopped doing the lottery when they had the 20th year celebrations a few years ago. I just thought hold on a minute ive been doing this for 20 years averaging about 10 a week and ive never won more than 10.
    Thanks but no thanks.
    Just save it and buy yourself a new rifle or something.

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    The odds are so astronomical. At least before you could get the odd number or two on a line and the very occasional tenner. You probably even knew someone who got a few quid with 4 numbers. Now? Not a thing. Buy 5 lines and it's entirely likely you won't get a single number. I can see their income diminishing, with those damned scratch cards only doing well.

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