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Lottery good causes income down 15% as players shun draws

From BBC - December 12, 2017

The National Lottery has raised less money for good causes as players turned from draw-based games to scratchcards, the public spending watchdog says.

The National Audit Office said lottery owner Camelot's good causes income fell 15% to 1.6bn in the year to April.

Camelot told auditors scratchcards, where sales fell by 2% last year, gave a smaller amount to good causes than the draw, where sales fell by 13%.

Camelot said it "publicly acknowledged" the need to support good causes.

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