The new EuroMillions changes have been announced for September and not everyone's happy. The price will rise by 50p as will the odds against you winning the jackpot, by a considerable amount. The media's being sketchy, the public is angry and the organizers are being labelled "greedy". However, what few publications seem to know that there's a way to beat the price hike completely…
The people have spoken – and they're not happy.
But then why should they be? With so much concern and confusion surrounding Europe right now the decision to announce dramatic changes to the European lottery mere weeks after Brexit is a spectacular case of bad timing.
Whether this was a cynical decision, or merely an incompetent one, is hard to tell.
The British press are pulling their punches, with most publications being rather restrained in their coverage of the upcoming changes. Their readers certainly haven't, however.
The so-called "keyboard warriors", who are rarely frugal with their opinions at the best of times, are on the warpath though there's plenty of casual commenters joining in to voice their frustration. Words like "greed", "disgrace", "rip-off", "appalling" and "con" are appearing regularly with some players threatening to boycott the lottery altogether.
Indeed many cite the UK Lotto's previous price increase as a reason they jumped ship to alternatives. Now, they say, it's time to do the same for EuroMillions.
EUROMILLIONS PRICE HIKE MEDIA COVERAGE
"It’ll be harder to win" says The Sun, the famous tabloid lead hard but the article itself seemed much tamer than it could have been.
The Daily Mail were less kind, calling it the "New Lottery rip-off". Not surprisingly the comments underneath got quite heated.
"I buy two lines, twice a week", said one comment, "Thats going to stop now. Good luck Scamalot, not that you need it."
The Express were even harsher in their criticism leading with the headline, "Euromillions set to see price increase as furious players brand Camelot a RIPOFF". Once again comments tended to voice dissatisfaction with the price increase and a desire to look elsewhere.
The only publication to focus on the positive was The Mirror, with an interesting article on how you can avoid the price hike altogether.
Turns out there is a way to continue to play EuroMillions just £2 following the changes in September. But you won't be able to do so on the high street. Instead you'll need to sign up with Lottoland. This way (and at the time of writing it's the only way) you can continue to play EuroMillions online for £2.
TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT!
Don't let all this EuroMillions bluster get you down. With a draw worth €45 million tonight could well be the night that changes your life forever. So vote Jexit – the process of exiting your job forever and live a life of luxury and leisure instead with EuroMillions.
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