Does the National Lottery give enough to charity?
THE contract to run the National Lottery is up for renewal (Mail). May I suggest the NHS put in a bid. It would give its under-worked managers something to do and the profits would be put to good use.
DAVID FULLBROOK, Gillingham, Kent. WHAT is the point of a National Lottery when only 25 per cent of the annual sales goes to good causes. Let’s hope whoever is awarded the next contract is more charitable, pockets less themselves and is a British company.
ALAN WARD, Sleaford, Lincs. I HAVE no problem with companies making a profit, but Lottery company Camelot’s owners making £80 million a year is excessive.
C. B. COULL, Preston, Lancs. I HAVE never understood why the Government does not take over the Lottery to fund the NHS, rather than waste the millions it raises on silly causes.
S. ATKINS, Lightwater, Surrey. OH, TO be a retired teacher in Canada! Camelot was acquired by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in 2010, providing a fantastic pension pot courtesy of the British public taking part in the National Lottery. Charity should begin at home and it’s high time we got our act together to make sure it does.
WENDY WISE, Lincoln. IF THE National Lottery can generate such large profits, why isn’t it being run by the Government, with the profits going to the Exchequer? PETER BENNISON, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear.