Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum
Driver

A Lottery Ticket Vendor Goes Into Administration

Recommended Posts

Couldn't get my ticket at usual place as it is being dismantled due whatever company going into administration according to the engineer who was taking it apart.

I didn't realise it was a franchise, thought it was the official company. I think the £2 price hike may have damaged one of the products.

image.jpg

post-12481-0-12671800-1421064018_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The recent quadruple rollover had a £15m jackpot, time was that would have been nearer £50m. Lotto has really lost it due to price hike; Euromillions paying out way more and the Wednesday draw, plus the underclass are wasting their money on scratch cards. ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The recent quadruple rollover had a £15m jackpot, time was that would have been nearer £50m. Lotto has really lost it due to price hike; Euromillions paying out way more and the Wednesday draw, plus the underclass are wasting their money on scratch cards. ;)

need two lotteries really, one for london and one for the rest of the uk

the myleen klass lottery :lol: , you will need £2m just for the garage to hold the lambo

Edited by longgone

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It seems the pensioners have to hope they don't lose the golden ticket and another lottery provider is picked!

There's the rub. Virgin put in a bid in the 00s. There will be a time-limit on the licence. The Health Lottery has been promoting itself, and then there are all those gambling/bingo adverts. Market could be saturated. Rollover Jackpots are way smaller now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's the rub. Virgin put in a bid in the 00s. There will be a time-limit on the licence. The Health Lottery has been promoting itself, and then there are all those gambling/bingo adverts. Market could be saturated. Rollover Jackpots are way smaller now.

Who needs the lottery to get rich when all you need is a 5% deposit for a flat in london. :lol::lol::lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There's the rub. Virgin put in a bid in the 00s. There will be a time-limit on the licence. The Health Lottery has been promoting itself, and then there are all those gambling/bingo adverts. Market could be saturated. Rollover Jackpots are way smaller now.

Yes, the people's entrepreneur's noisy bid gave the handy illusion it wasn't a foregone conclusion and a van delivering a sack truck load of document boxes emblazoned with the Virgin logo, to conveniently awaiting cameras, was a nice piece of added theatre.

Good ol Dickie and his derring do, if he didn't exist, it's almost as if you'd have to make him up.

Edited by SNACR

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Off topic,

I notice that the post office in the background has those self service machines, so you can frank your own parcels!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In my yoof, I used to work in a Newsagent - I asked the owner how much they make out of lottery per pound - I remember he said 5p.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A google search of

"lottery kiosks administration"

Reveals this:

Lottery kiosk closes at The Brunel Shopping Centre with jobs lost

STAFF arrived to work at National Lottery’s kiosk in The Brunel Shopping Centre this morning, to find it would not be opening and they had lost their jobs.

The shopping centre confirmed Rieves UK Limited, the UK’s retail lottery specialist which operates 35 kiosks across the nation’s shopping centres, had closed its unit.

7 January 2015

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11707069.Lottery_kiosk_closes_at_The_Brunel_Shopping_Centre_with_jobs_lost/

sept-29-national-lottery.jpg

http://www.rieves.co.uk

Edited by 200p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The rent for the pitch was probably eyewatering, and is the real reason for the demise.

If it's in the Brunel Centre in Swindon then I would doubt it was. Rents in there are massively on the slide. Never been any trade, to write home about, in Swindon town centre despite seemingly massive footfall. Council, were forced to buy the Brunel, I seem to recall, in the last recession.

Poundland was the only store that ever seemed to do anything much even in the boom years. Woolworths also seemed to have a bit of a buzz but their distribution centre was in the town so wouldn't be surprised if a lot were in there with staff discount - although WH Smith head office and warehouse were there and they always seemed empty - incidentally WH Smith are trialling some half-arsed discount greeting card retail concept called Card Market in the Brunel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • The Prime Minister stated that there were three Brexit options available to the UK:   211 members have voted

    1. 1. Which of the Prime Minister's options would you choose?


      • Leave with the negotiated deal
      • Remain
      • Leave with no deal

    Please sign in or register to vote in this poll. View topic


×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.