Sales of tickets for last year’s draw were 10% lower than in 2018, after it was decided to bump the ticket price up to £3 after it had had remained at £2 for five years.
Now, the Infrastructure, Housing and Environment Department, which is responsible for the draw, has decided to reverse the move.
A spokesperson for the department said: ‘Following consumer feedback the price of Christmas lottery tickets will be reduced from £3 to £2 this year.
Due to the reduction in ticket price there will no longer be a fixed £1 million prize. The jackpot will instead be determined by the number of tickets sold.’
A statement released by the government press office said that the decision to reduce the ticket price was made ‘following a consumer survey in which the majority of respondents supported lowering the price to £2’.
Proceeds raised from the annual lottery are distributed to local charities. Last year’s winner of the fixed £1 million first prize was a Guernsey resident.