Lottery cash 'misspent'

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Three-quarters of people think the National Lottery pays out too much money to a few big causes, according to research published by the Consumers' Association yesterday. Many people also believe lottery cash should be distributed equally throughout the country, said the survey of 2,000 adults.

Which? senior editor Andrew McIlwraith said: "The Lottery is undoubtedly a very successful way of raising money for good causes. But a clear national strategy is needed to ensure the cash raised is distributed evenly and fairly."