Andy Duncan Camelot

The Lotto ticket price doubled to £2 from today

The price of a Lotto ticket has doubled to £2 from today following a relaunch of the main National Lottery game.

Prize payouts have also been increased as part of the overhaul. The payout for matching three numbers has gone up from £10 to £25, while jackpots will increase to about £5m on Wednesdays and £10m on Saturdays.

Operator Camelot is also offering 1,000 guaranteed £20,000 prizes and a £10m jackpot for the first two Saturdays of the new game (5 and 12 October).

Camelot MD Andy Duncan this week visited Narendra Patel at Speedy Supermarket in Watford. He said: “It was great to visit Speedy Supermarket and see new Lotto brought to life in-store. Narendra and his staff have done a fantastic job siting the PoS and their enthusiasm is contagious.

“We’re delighted that retailers up and down the UK are getting behind the new game – not only driving sales in their stores but, crucially, boosting returns to the good causes. I would like to take this opportunity to thank every National Lottery retailer for their support – here’s to a bumper couple of weeks.”