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UK Will Up The Price Of Lotto Tickets

The operator of the United Kingdom's National Lottery announced this week that it will double the price of lottery tickets from £1 to £2 beginning in October.

Camelot, the operator of the lottery said that the move was being made in an attempt to revitalize the game a bit by generating larger jackpot pools for players.

The move was met with skepticism by UK punters, who took to the National Lottery's Facebook page to state that they would not be playing any longer.

As part of the increase, smaller prizes are also set to get a boost, with £10 prizes jumping to £25 for three matching numbers, and average prizes are expected to grow from £3.9 million to £5 million for weekend draws, with mid week draws growing to £2.5 million from £2.1 million.