National Lottery stake to increase to £2
In the UK, Camelot has announced that the cost of playing the National Lottery Lotto game will rise from £1 to £2 – the first increase since it was launched in 1994.
The company is to introduce larger prizes, bigger jackpots and a new Lotto raffle.
The prize for matching three numbers will increase from £10 to £25, while the average Saturday jackpot will rise to around £5m and the Wednesday will increase to around £2.5m. The new raffle will see 50 winners scoop a guaranteed £20,000 in each draw.
Camelot said it has redeveloped the lottery in consultation with National Lottery players.
“Our players still love Lotto – but after 18 years, they say they want more from it,” said Andy Duncan, managing director of Camelot UK Lotteries. “We’ve spoken extensively with them to develop a re-energised game, and the changes we’ll be introducing in the autumn to rejuvenate Lotto will give them what they have asked for: £25 for matching three numbers; bigger jackpots; and a brand new way to play and win one of 50 prizes of a guaranteed £20,000 on each and every draw.”
The Italian government is understood to be planning new regulations that will reduce the amount gaming machines reward players in prizes.
Stern Pinball has entered into a partnership with Whizbang Pinball to build and distribute the Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons pinball in the spring of 2015.
Comma 6a+, a new set of regulations that will require the replacement of thousands of gaming machines in Italy, has yet to come into effect, much to the frustration of the industry.
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