Viewpoint: Change the top lottery prize for a better chance before our number's up!
WELL, the Lottery people are toying with the idea of doubling the price of a line from £1 to £2.
Is this because the revenue they get isn't enough to pay the prize monies?
Or is it because they reckon they've got a captive audience who, because they do the same numbers every week, will stand the rise for fear that if they don't, their numbers might just come up?
And these statistics about "chances to win" that they say the public have put forward ...
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Are such statistics the "8 out of 10 cats" syndrome, where there are ten cats somewhere in this country, and eight of 'em prefer a certain cat food, and not 8 out of every 10 cats?
My opinion, for what it's worth, is that the top prize money should be changed.
Instead of a five million pound top prize every week, what about five one million pound prizes?
A million pounds would put most people in the "I don't need to worry about my bills anymore" category, and they would be content with that.
And do the same for the Euro. Ten prizes of ten million pounds, would, I suggest, be more attractive than one eighty million pound prize (check the statistics for the Christmas millionaire draws to see?!?).
And on a roll over, just increase the number of ten million (or one million) pound winners, simples!
Who knows, if I won one of those top prizes, I might even retire, and free up a full time job for one of the thousands of desperate school leavers with little future to look forward to!
That is if that full time job did not rapidly turn into two part time jobs on a fixed term, zero hours contract through an agency, at minimum wage! (lol).
Warwick Road, Cleethorpes.
The Telegraph says:
A recent national report stated that a growing number of people are now hoping a lottery win will keep them in their old age – could the organisers be cashing in on the fact that people are feeling the pinch at the minute? What do you think? Comment on this letter below.