Thursday, 3 December 2009

The Big Euro Millions Con!

So, the Euro Lottery then. Huge jackpots, massive hysteria over winners, what can be wrong with that?

Well, nothing if you play it anywhere other than the UK. As of last week, the price for a ticket purchased in the UK went up from £1.50 to £2. This was apparently so that they could give away a million pounds exclusively to a UK ticket holder.

Which seems fine in principal, however we weren't asked if we wanted this extra 'prize', and is it really a prize if millions of us are suddenly lumbered with a 50p increase on our tickets?

No of course it isn't fair, it's rip off Britain. Where we pay more than everyone else. Guaranteed...

And to prove it? Have a surf around the internet and you will see that while we are paying £2 per Euromillions ticket, the rest of the world pay just 90p per ticket. Criminal!

So why are we paying £1.10 more per ticket? Where's that money going? My guess is it'll be used to send more money the banks way.

Doesn't it just make you proud to be British?

Anyway, all is not lost, you can still buy tickets from out of the UK. Just have a surf and read up. My advice is to check out the T's & C's as well before purchasing.

If you buy one Euromillions ticket every week, I've just saved you over £57 a year :o)

Feel free to buy me a coffee as a thank you. And if you win the jackpot, feel free to buy me a Porsche :o)