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17/10/2019
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$150 million richer? No thanks!

The recent $150 Powerball jackpot tempted almost 1 in 2 Australians who put in an entry into the draw.

But a recent survey we ran asking whether people would continue to play lotto after holding group, Tatts Lotto increased ticket prices across all draws increased from August 19, 2019.

We surveyed 500 Australians and asked them how likely they were purchase a Tatts Lotto ticket after prices increased. They responded using a scale of 1 to 5:

NeverMost likely notSometimesMore likely than notCertain
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
65.4%11.1%11.3%4.0%8.1%

A whopping 65.1% of Australians said they would never purchase a Tatts lotto ticket. Of those who said they would never purchase a lotto ticket:

  • 44.8% were men versus 55.2% of women*
  • This answer was common across across all age groups, with slightly less 65+ (8.7%)

Only 8.1% were certain they would purchase a lotto ticket in the future, even after the rise Tatts lotto ticket prices. Of these results:

  • 70.5% were men versus 29.5% of women
  • The smallest group of risktakers (9.9%) were those aged 45-54
  • The biggest group of risktakers (30.4%) were those aged 55-64

It seems to be the way of the world these days that newsagencies are becoming less and less popular. The declining popularity of print magazines and newspapers has not done favours for retailers given the rise of digital media platforms.

Online lottery companies such as Lottoland have taken the world by storm in recent years causing mass disruption in the gambling industry. This is because Lottoland allows you to bet on the outcome of lotteries rather than buying an entry in a particular draw.

The company is licensed in the Northern Territory and is available to Australians (excluding South Australia) over the age of 18. However, many retailers have taken action against the Gibraltar-based online gambling giant to prevent them from operating in Australia. In 2019, the Australian Government

Is Lottoland banned in Australia?

No. The legislation changes in 2019 only prevent people from betting on the outcomes of Australian lotteries. You can still enter draws worldwide such as the US Millions and EuroMillions.

Why is Lottoland banned in South Australia?

The Independent Gambling Authority of South Australia has outlawed the sale of Lottoland products.

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