UK players complain of new lottery draw as Jackpot rolls to £60 million

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The unclaimed National Lottery jackpot will roll over to an estimated +£58 million this Saturday, following the result of 13 successive rollovers.

Saturday’s National Lottery draw will be the biggest in UK history surpassing the previous record of £42 million.

Following Wednesday’s unclaimed draw, Lottery operator Camelot stated that a winner will be picked from the next tier if six numbers are not matched.

However UK lottery consumers have criticised Camelot for changing the competitions rules in October by adding a further 10 numbers to the draw (set at 50-59) which in-turn has seen the chances of hitting the jackpot inflated from 1 in 14 million to 1 in 45 million.

Camelot stands firm by its changes, stating that the new draw format will create more millionaires by contributing to bigger rolling jackpots, and that the changes will further lead to an overall tripling in prize giveaways.

A last-minute surge in ticket sales had been expected for Wednesday night’s draw, with Camelot saying it expected to sell 200 tickets every second during the hour before the draw closed, at 7.30pm.

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