Lottery Good Causes vs. Ticket Cost – How Much Is Enough?

January 24, 2013 by  
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The recent furore in the press regarding the changes to the UK Lotto has led to a number of discussions in the last few days about the distribution of lottery funds, not least the amount which should go to jackpot winners. However, it has been quietly confirmed that the percentage per pound going to Good Causes is expected to drop slightly with the changes, although the UK Lotto have claimed the increased revenue generated will ensure bigger donations can be made. In a surprise turn, the Health Lottery has waded into the debate, and has suggested they think the amount given the Good Causes should actually be reduced. Do you agree? Read more

The Health Lottery Comes Underfire

October 3, 2011 by  
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You may have seen the adverts on television for the new Health Lottery, a new game set up to rival the Lotto promising to raise money for projects that tackle health inequalities. This sounds great in theory but questions are now being raised about the ethics of the venture with one critic going as far as accusing them of “profiteering on the back of charities and undermining more generous lotteries.”

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