DOUBLING the cost of a lottery ticket to £2 represents a tax on idiots, it has been claimed.
The National Lottery targets stupid people through adverts in which a pretend millionaire of ambiguous nationality goes on speedboats.
Gambling expert Roy Hobbs said: “Stupid, gullible people have got enough on their plates just trying to open doors and use cutlery.
“They don’t need tawdry dream-vendors putting them under the additional pressure of having to spend twice as much cash on what is probably not a ticket to their dreams.”
The lottery has also been described as a ‘tax on the poor’.
However IQ tester Nikki Hollis said: “The words ‘poor’ and ‘thick’ are not interchangeable.
“A quick glance at BBC Parliament reveals plenty of affluent people with shit for brains.”
Meanwhile, Camelot said that doubling the price will double your chances of winning the jackpot.
A spokesman said: “A lot of angry people contacted us saying they would be okay as long it meant they had twice as many chances and we said, ‘yeah, sure it does, whatever’.
“They were very excited by this and it would be wrong of us to make them all angry again.”