Letter: Real winners in the lottery

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Sir: Before rejoicing over the announcement that the Camelot consortium has been chosen to run the National Lottery, it would be interesting to know whether any of its shareholders (Cadbury Schweppes, De La Rue, Racal, ICL or G-Tech) are known to contribute to Conservative Party funds in any way.

If any do, then the motivation to support artistic or charitable causes through the lottery will lead me to choose means of doing so that will not contribute to the profits of companies whose political aims I do not share, even if I lose all chance thereby of instant personal enrichment.

Yours faithfully,


Crowmarsh Gifford, Oxfordshire

26 May