Letter: Lottery promotes wishful thinking

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From Dr A. R. Cadamy

Sir: Your editorial "No charity for lottery winners" (24 October) states that everyone can join in the argument about who receives lottery cash. It would be a simple matter for Camelot to give everybody a democratic say in the distribution by adding a line of boxes for different categories of recipient: arts, medical, poverty and so on. These boxes would be filled in at the time the ticket is completed and counted on the same computer that registers the numbers. The proceeds would be distributed in proportion. How democratic could it get - taxation and representation.

Meanwhile, I continue to make sure that charities get 100 per cent of my contributions.

Yours faithfully,

A. R. Cadamy

Keighley, West Yorkshire