They're taking it up from £1 per line to £2
If you read the blurb it tells you how matching three numbers will now give you £25 not just a tenner, and how the jackpots will increase, it's just one line in the middle, easily missed, that says the cost will double.
A lot of people play the same numbers week after week, have done for years, so they'll probably try and keep it up, the thing is, do we really need it ?
If the prizes are doubling (or more than doubling) does that increase your odds of winning, no, they must stay the same as the game hasn't changed.
Has anyone ever complained because the jackpot that week was "only" £4 million, and they had to share it ?
The lottery, to me, has always been a bit of fun. It costs a couple of quid a week, now and then you win a tenner, and some of us know people who've won big, but no one (realistically) plans their next week banking on winning this, and by increasing the amount you have you stake I see it becoming a problem for some people, perhaps the amount bet on it actually decreasing, meaning the ultimate jackpots will stay about the same.
The National Lottery is a fun way to raise money, okay so it may be a form of stealth tax that we voluntarily pay, but by increasing he price I think it changes the whole game.