Camelot announces improved lottery games

Camelot UK Lotteries Limited (‘Camelot’) today announced upcoming changes to Lotto and EuroMillions, as well as preliminary details of a brand new draw game that will launch in 2019.

Camelot announces improved range of games that offers something for everyone.

The changes follow the company’s recent wide-ranging strategic review, which identified improving the range of National Lottery games as one of four key areas where action was needed to enable The National Lotto to get back into long-term, sustainable growth and raising as much money as possible for Good Causes.

On Lotto, new bigger, fixed* cash prizes in the main game – including a fixed prize of £1 million for matching 5+Bonus Ball – will replace the raffle.

The Lotto jackpot will be won or shared more often – the jackpot will only be allowed to roll five times (compared with around 10 rolls today), and a new ‘Rolldown’ mechanic will see the jackpot shared** across all winning cash prize tiers if no one matches all 6 main numbers in a must-be-won draw.

On EuroMillions, the prizes on the main game will stay exactly the same, but Camelot will run more special draws in which multiple guaranteed £1 million UK winners are created – and these will be bigger and better.

To help fund these bigger, more frequent draws, Camelot will guarantee one UK millionaire in every draw instead of two.

Subject to regulatory approval, Camelot will launch a brand new annuity game in the spring of 2019, which is expected to have a top prize of thousands of pounds every month for at least 25 years.

Announcing the changes, Camelot CEO Nigel Railton said: “It was clear from the review that we needed to create a more appealing and balanced range of games that offers something for everyone.

In particular, we needed to make our draw games stand out from each other and to give people the ability to play their way – with prizes, chances to win and prices to suit different tastes.

The portfolio updates we are announcing today will complement the other initiatives we are bringing in across retail and digital, as well as our ongoing work to make The National Lottery brand more relevant and visible – and will ensure that The National Lottery as a whole continues to deliver for both players and Good Causes alike.”

Under the refreshed draw games portfolio, there will be: a huge, rolling jackpot game (EuroMillions); a core millionaire-maker game (Lotto); a £1 value game with a top prize of £500,000 (Thunderball).

Subject to regulatory approval, a brand new annuity game, which is expected to launch in the spring of 2019 and which is expected to have a top prize of thousands of pounds every month for at least 25 years.

The changes announced today follow the launch of a new EuroMillions HotPicks game and the addition of an extra Thunderball draw day in January this year – both of which performed ahead of expectations and boosted returns to Good Causes in the last two months of the 2017/18 financial year.

For further information on Camelot, The National Lottery and its games, please visit: www.camelotgroup.co.uk and www.national-lottery.co.uk.

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