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Cost of Lotto 6/49 tickets set to increase

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – You are going to have to pay more to play the Lotto 6/49.

Beginning in September, tickets prices are going up to $3 from $2.

But News1130 is chatting with people in Vancouver who say it probably won’t stop them from playing.

Many say people that want to win, are still going to try to do so…

“A dollar wouldn’t matter much if you won like $2000 or so,” says one woman.

Others say they never bothered to play to begin with…

“Chances of winning are pretty low, once in a great while I will buy a ticket…but that’s about it,” explains one man.

“I call it the idiot tax, I just don’t think we should be encouraging gambling,” says another man.

But the people behind the Lotto 6/49 say the makeover also means that starting in September, players have the chance to win a new $1 million prize and jackpots starting at $5 million.

What the money from the price hike will be used for isn’t clear.