Christmas Lottery: No set £1m jackpot but ticket prices down to £2

THE Channel Islands Christmas Lottery will not have a fixed £1 million jackpot this year and ticket prices will be reduced from £3 to £2, it has been confirmed.

A ticket from a previous year (29300774)
A ticket from a previous year (29300774)

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.

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