The ten ball draw increase, will result in the chances of UK players hitting the lottery jackpot decreasing from 1 in 14 million to 1 in 45 million.
Furthermore the draw changes will see the chances of matching on three or more balls to win a cash prize, dropping to 1 in 93.
However Camelot governance insists that the game changes were undertaken in order to enhance the jackpot values with increased added value for its players, creating a better overall game for lottery players.
From 8 October Camelot will attach a new weekly ‘Millionaire Raffle’, with a guaranteed £1 million draw to be won. In addition there will be twenty weekly £20,000 winners in each draw.
The new draw format will aim to contribute bigger rolling jackpots, with better odds of becoming a millionaire than on the current format, the operator aims to triple the value of current UK jackpots in the coming months
National Lottery New Draw Format
Andy Duncan, Chief Executive of Camelot UK Lotteries Limited, said: “Lotto has enjoyed two years of consecutive growth since we re-invigorated the game in 2013 – and has already delivered over £250 million more to Good Causes than if we had done nothing to change the game.
“What we’re announcing – offering players more chances than ever to become a millionaire on Lotto and bigger rolling jackpots – is part of our programme of continuous innovation and builds on Lotto’s on-gong success.
“New ideas and fresh, enticing prizes will keep the game healthy and thriving – ultimately delivering even more for players and Good Causes.”