It could be you: The untold story of the National Lottery

Abstract

Britain's National Lottery is the most successful lottery in the world. In its first five years it raised pound;7 billion for good causes and created 800 millionaires. Yet at every turn it has been dogged by controversy. It Could be You reveals the politics, rivalries and tensions behind the winning of the licence and the running of the lottery. How, amid charges of imcompetence and insensitivity, the lottery has changed the face of Britain as billions has been channelled into the arts, charities, sports and the national heritage. How the resolution of a High Court libel case led to the resignation of the first all-powerful lottery regulator. This book poses some challenging questions. Was Camelot handed a license to print money, as its critics suggest? Has the government learned from its past mistakes? Will Richard Branson finally achieve his ambition to head a not-for-profit lottery?

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