National Lottery prizes change TODAY – here's how you're affected


National Lottery operator Camelot has announced it will increase the prize pots for its Lotto game after a slump in ticket sales.

£ 1million, up from an estimated £ 50,000 which is currently based on sales.

The announcement also saw Camelot scraps its raffle to fund fixed pots for the remaining winning categories apart from the jackpot, which is also anticipated to increase in size and will pay out more regularly.

Last year after sales dropped 8.8% in 2016/17 compared to the previous period.

Camelot chief executive Nigel Railton said: "It was clear from the review that we needed to create."

The game found in 2015, so much so that it became harder to win.

The jackpot will be allowed to roll over five times in the future, compared to 10 currently.

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The money will roll down to the fixed categories on the sixth draw, boosting the coffers.

At least £ 1,750 and four £ 140, both from their current estimated values, and three balls will net £ 30, up from £ 25 now.

Wednesday's jackpot base will increase from an estimated £ 1.8 million to £ 2 million, and Saturday's from £ 3.1 million to £ 3.8 million.

A maximum amount on a rollover will, however, from £ 22 million currently to an estimated £ 11 million on a Wednesday and £ 12 million on a Saturday.

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