European-wide lottery game EuroMillions has increased the cost of tickets, with the odds of winning set to become longer for players.
From today’s (Tuesday) draw, consumers will have to pay £2.50 (€2.88/$3.24) for one line, up from the previous cost of £2.
Players will also have to choose an additional number on their line, which will increase the odds of winning the overall jackpot from one in 117 million to one in 140 million, although the overall odds of winning a prize will be unchanged.
However, Camelot, one of 10 operators of the EuroMillions, said the changes will mean bigger jackpots more often, as well as additional promotional draws and ‘must-be-won’ European Millionaire Maker events.
EuroMillions is played in Austria, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.
Last year, Camelot made changes to its UK-based Lotto game, with the introduction of 10 additional balls to the draw.