Op-ed: In June 2015 British lottery bosses Camelot announced they were making changes to the game. Try as they might to spin the obvious negative changes into a positive people were not fooled.
So when I received the following email Tuesday evening I concluded that we were all right all along and Camelot had played dirty and maybe had done so again.
In December 2014, we changed the prize payout percentage to the UK Millionaire Maker part of the EuroMillions game from 50% to 42%.
So can you trust Camelot?
Who or what are their good causes?
There is little transparency it seems.
[From the comments below was the email even genuine-well we await confirmation either way.
When the UK lottery began it was a once a week affair but it did not take long for greedy bones to take advantage of those who like a gamble.
In 2016 there are midweek draws, Euromillions to win, weekend draws, Thunderballs, scratch cards and so much more.
When the British nanny state worries about the level of sugar in food and decides to enforce a sugar tax on some foods you have to wonder why they do not give a toss about gambling.
Of course the answer is simple-they can make money out of that.
But get hooked on gambling and you are on a downhill road to nowhere.
As they say the banker always wins.
I doubt many people play the lottery to help good causes; you can do that any time you want.
Most people play for a bit of fun along with a hope they may win big.
And some people have won very big.
But the only true big lottery winner is Camelot.
National Lottery owner Camelot sold to Canada teachers.
Another big UK sell off then.
Best avoid the lottery and put your money elsewhere.
Premium bonds do not pay interest but offer a small chance of a win; and when you want to cash your premium bonds in you get back exactly what you invested. That has to be a better option than helping fund a foreign pension scheme?
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