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Lotto Price Increase Angers Punters

In a first for the national lottery since it was launched nine years ago, Lotto fanatics will be paying an extra R1 a line from the 26th March 2009. Lotto spokesperson, Thembi Tulwana, tried to allay punters’ concerns by pointing out that the winning pot would be larger but players from across the country have expressed their disappointment and anger at what they see as an unnecessary price increase.

Many said that the recession made it difficult to carry on playing and with the price increase, they may not be able to continue with their weekly fix. Others have said they will continue to play but will set a limit to the amounts they use. Consumer unions commented that the increase was ‘disturbing’ as the Lottery Board was not suffering from losses."

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