cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Ticket sales down?

Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 16,562
Thanks: 1,801
Fixes: 125
Registered: 06-04-2007

Ticket sales down?

Lotto quadruple rollover tonight with an estimated jackpot of almost £14M.
I seem to remember the first rollover being around £18M and the first double rollover reaching the dizzy heights of over £40M.

Forum Moderator and Customer
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear - Mark Twain
He who feared he would not succeed sat still

31 REPLIES
Community Veteran
Posts: 16,848
Thanks: 1,133
Fixes: 13
Registered: 06-11-2007

Re: Ticket sales down?

I should think that since the 100% price increase on a "lottery" ticket.. sales of "instant" scratch cards have increased pro-rata.... therefore actual ticket numbers will have fallen quite dramatically, especially if you factor in the Health Lottery sales that have taken money from "Conalot"....
Community Veteran
Posts: 5,322
Thanks: 467
Fixes: 1
Registered: 21-03-2011

Re: Ticket sales down?

People have realised the odds against winning the jackpot.  They are not fools.
Which is why I have just bought a Euromillion Ticket. I'm confident of winning the £105 Million.
Now Zen, but a +Net residue.
RichAllen
Grafter
Posts: 805
Registered: 14-09-2013

Re: Ticket sales down?

Quote from: AlaricAdair

Which is why I have just bought a Euromillion Ticket. I'm confident of winning the £105 Million.

You and everybody else in Europe mate.
Me included.
I need the money so I can tell the government what they can do with the poxy benefit money they give me every week but won't let me get a job to possibly earn more money.
PowerLee
Rising Star
Posts: 543
Thanks: 12
Registered: 12-03-2013

Re: Ticket sales down?

I used to do the Lottery many years ago, then they started adding more & more draws instead of just the 1 big draw on a Saturday.
Camelot's greed to part people with there money is why ticket sales are down.
£1 a ticket with more chances of winning with the Lottery held on a Saturday evening would bring people back.
A lot of people also have issues with Camelot running the lottery.
Community Veteran
Posts: 13,923
Thanks: 515
Fixes: 7
Registered: 01-08-2007

Re: Ticket sales down?

PowerLee has said all that can be said!
At the end of the day most folk only have a certain amount they'll spend on the lottery / scratch cards. Camelot increasing their range is simply going to decrease the amount spent on the main lottory draw. Then you have the euromillions...
People don't have endless amounts of cash to spend on conalot as shutter calls them.
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 25,784
Thanks: 1,133
Fixes: 47
Registered: 14-04-2007

Re: Ticket sales down?

I don't indulge in the Lottery because I don't trust where the money goes.
Similar sentiment for most charities....sadly.
Customer and Forum Moderator.
Product of the Tyrell Corporation
Community Veteran
Posts: 13,923
Thanks: 515
Fixes: 7
Registered: 01-08-2007

Re: Ticket sales down?

Strat, same here. I don't trust all these charities that keep pleading for money and then stashing it in the bank while paying themselves £Mega. It's sick!
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
Community Veteran
Posts: 3,826
Thanks: 44
Fixes: 1
Registered: 24-09-2008

Re: Ticket sales down?

Agree with Strat and 7up.
exceptions are family, friends and neighbours.
I point blank refuse to give to a charity that employs 'fund raisers' and pays staff more than 'a living wage'.
(never bought a lottery ticket, not sure I'd no how Embarrassed)
RichAllen
Grafter
Posts: 805
Registered: 14-09-2013

Re: Ticket sales down?

www.nationallottery.co.uk or any retailer that has the Lottery logo, including most branches of Tesco etc.
Community Veteran
Posts: 3,826
Thanks: 44
Fixes: 1
Registered: 24-09-2008

Re: Ticket sales down?

@RA:- thanks for the info Roll eyes
Community Veteran
Posts: 18,547
Thanks: 193
Registered: 12-08-2007

Re: Ticket sales down?

Quote from: PowerLee

£1 a ticket with more chances of winning with the Lottery held on a Saturday evening would bring people back.
A lot of people also have issues with Camelot running the lottery.

I stopped doing the National lottery when they put the price up to £2.  I could afford it but I think they were being greedy. I now do the Health Lottery.
Why do people have issues with Camelot?  With the exception to the increase in price I've not heard any other major issues.
PowerLee
Rising Star
Posts: 543
Thanks: 12
Registered: 12-03-2013

Re: Ticket sales down?

Have a internet search for what Camelot have got up to over the years  Lips are sealed
Community Veteran
Posts: 3,826
Thanks: 44
Fixes: 1
Registered: 24-09-2008

Re: Ticket sales down?

Quote from: artmo
[Why do people have issues with Camelot?  

Camelot is not a UK owned company (it's Canadian owned), Issues with £10m tax avoidance, Directors's set aside fund of £5m bonus due to the increase price in tickets..........hardly in the national interest for a "UK national institution"
Community Veteran
Posts: 5,322
Thanks: 467
Fixes: 1
Registered: 21-03-2011

Re: Ticket sales down?

Camelot  is just another tax collection agency for HM Treasury albeit a voluntary tax like VAT.
Now Zen, but a +Net residue.