I did like the Lotto raffle -
Whooa - That's something I never expected to read.
I belong to the 'Players Panel' run by a market research company for Camelot, and 'we' (as, in me and other like minded regular players of Lotteries range of draw and scratchcards) pretty much got Lotto raffle ditched, due to our hatred of it.
You were forced to play it, and, except in some 'stunt' draws, wasn't actually a raffle, mearly a sequence match exercise, because there were no smaller prizes on offer for matching less.
It was the £1 million or £10,000. A true raffle would have offered smaller prizes of around a tenner if you matched the colour, and the first four or five numbers in the sequence. Yet it was all or nothing.
Interestingly, when it was introduced, it was the same time as the play per line went up from £1 to £2. Camelot claimed it was technically £1.50 for the lotto and £0.50p for the raffle. Notice when the raffle was dropped, the price didn't fall 50p lower per line.
For balance, other things some suggested which were took on board were having fixed prize payouts for matching the correct number of numbers, and a limit to the amount of rollovers, and the 'rolldowns' to all prize tiers if a 'must be won' jackpot wasn't won.
That innovation meant anyone matching 3 numbers on the Christmas Night Lotto draw, won £116 instead of £30.
I agree that the lower Set For Life prize tiers need seriously looking at. I notice there's been a ramping up of POS advertising for the draw in recent weeks - a sign that draw sales for this game are lower than expected. One quick win to gain a bit of 'excitement' is to offer a free go if you match 1 main number and the life ball.
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