The world’s biggest lottery has revealed how many tickets to its biggest football matches, a major change in fortunes.
On Wednesday, the lottery revealed that its biggest draw of the year, the Premier League, had sold 6.7 million tickets for the football matches between Liverpool and Manchester City.
The biggest sell-out in the history of the game was in 2015 when Liverpool won 3-0 away at Tottenham, which had been on sale at £10.99.
It was a massive change for a game that has had a reputation for being a lottery draw for the richest of the wealthy.
Lotto is the biggest lottery operator in the world with more than 2.2 billion tickets sold.
The Premier League was the biggest seller on its own, but its sales of tickets for Liverpool and the big three Manchester clubs all surpassed the 6.5 million tickets sold for the Bundesliga last season.
The new figures for Premier League games have not yet been released but they are expected to show a significant increase in the ticket sales compared to last season, when they had a combined sale of around 3.3 million tickets.
It has led to speculation that the Premier Leagues sell out quickly.
Lotto said the sales were due to the “prestigious” draw.