The Anonymous Widower

Thoughts On The National Lottery

The phone-in on BBC Radio 5 Live this morning is discussing the National Lottery.

I sent in this text.

The lottery, like religion, is just another way to extract money from the poor. If people need the buzz of gambling, there are much better ways of using sums of surplus money like local charities, crowd-funding bob-sleighers and peer-to-peer lending.

The lottery has served it’s purpose, but no politician dare kill it!

I doubt it’ll be read out!

January 24, 2018 - Posted by | Finance, World | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I didnt agree with it in the first place. As you say, taking from the poorest and giving them false hopes of wining. Do I think it has run its course? Not sure. I know some excellent charities which could nt do what they do without lottery funding.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | January 24, 2018 | Reply

    • I give it five years at the most!

      Comment by AnonW | January 24, 2018 | Reply


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