At launch the somewhat controversial ‘Health Lottery’ projected it would donate over £50 Million to charity in it’s first year.
Figures just revealed confirm the amount has actually been just over £24 Million, due to ticket sales being less than half of the projected £250 Million they thought they would sell.
The company was still celebrating however as Camelot, the operator of the UK’s National Lottery games, has withdrawn legal action attempting to close them down under legislation that there can be only one National lottery operator in the UK. The Health Lottery bypasses this law by running 51 regional society lottery games instead. Camelot is still demanding however that the Government step in and take action before the floodgates open and threaten Camelot’s £6.5 BILLION per year revenues.