Lotto balls stunt on Loch Ness

Lotto balls on Loch Ness The Lotto balls were intended to represent the three humps of the Loch Ness Monster

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Three giant numbered balls have been floated on Loch Ness to promote changes to the National Lottery.

Positioned below the ruins of Urquhart Castle, the balls - of 5m, 4.5m and 4m in height - were laid out to represent the humps of the Loch Ness Monster.

The cost of a National Lottery Lotto ticket has doubled to £2.

The rise, the first since the lottery started in 1994, is part of a package of changes including bigger prizes, operator Camelot has said.

Prizes for matching three numbers will rise from £10 to £25. Average jackpots are predicted to rise to around £5m on Saturdays and £2.5m on Wednesdays.

Camelot said this would mean more money for charities. It has raised £30bn for "good causes" since 1994.

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