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In it to win it: Lottery ticket price doubles

The giant set of Lotto balls Photo: ITV News Central

From today if you want to win it, you will have to pay twice the price. The cost of a lottery ticket has doubled from £1 to £2.

To mark the launch, the National Lottery got together with some of the region's lucky winners to float a set of giant Lotto balls down the River Severn near the Ironbridge in Shropshire.

Number 7 is the most popular number nationally Credit: ITV News Central
  • No. 7 is the most popular number nationally
  • No. 12 is the most popular number in the Midlands
The Lotto balls on the River Severn Credit: ITV News Central

In May, Birmingham was named officially as the luckiest place to live in the UK.