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Re: The National lottery is a charity?

So, out of £7.2Bn in sales, £1.7Bn went to "Lottery Projects", of which 40% (£662m) were "Health, education, environment and charitable causes", the remainder being Sport, Arts & Heritage projects. Assume the 40% is divided equally between the 4 categories listed, that's £165.5m for charitable causes which each have their own overhead.

On the face of it, it would seem that the when you spend £1 on the lottery, approximately 2.3p goes to a charitable cause (not to disparage at least some of the other causes supported, although one might question why govmt isn't funding health, environment and education properly so that funding via the lottery is needed, but that's a whole nother discussion)

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