National Lottery Ticket Price Doubles To £2
Lotto tickets have doubled in price to £2 - the first cost increase in nearly 20 years.
National Lottery operator Camelot says the price rise affects tickets bought for Saturday's draw onwards, and will make some of the prizes bigger.
The new system sees the payout for the average Saturday jackpot increasing from about £4.1m to £5m.
Those matching three numbers will now get a £25 payout, instead of £10.
The amount paid for four numbers rises from £60 to £100.
But some prize payouts are being reduced, with the reward for matching five numbers dropping by £500 to £1,000.
The prize has halved for five numbers and the bonus ball to £50,000.
Unique numbers printed on lottery players' tickets will be entered for a raffle with 50 prizes of £20,000.
Camelot is holding two £10m jackpot draws to celebrate the launch the new game on October 5 and 12.
The special draws will also see 1,000 raffle ticket-holders winning £20,000 on each occasion.
The increase in ticket price, which was announced earlier this year, is the first since the National Lottery was introduced in 1994.