Lottery Tickets Win Every Time
Updated: Wednesday 27th November 2013
Although most players don’t realise it, every lottery ticket purchased in the UK is a guaranteed winner. No, we aren’t saying that every lottery ticket purchased will win the player a prize, but it will certainly benefit someone thanks to a percentage of money raised from ticket sales going to Good Causes. That percentage is around 28%, and a further 12% is paid in Lottery Duty to the UK government, which in turn helps to pay for a range of important services that help to keep the country running a little more smoothly. Take all of that into consideration and playing the lottery is a very charitable thing to do!
It is important to keep this altruistic aspect of lottery games in mind as you play because some people view lottery participation as a selfish activity. Of course, it is probably true that if players did not have the chance to win themselves a great deal of money by playing lottery games then some of them probably wouldn’t bother, but many players buy tickets almost as a form of charitable giving, and there are some good reasons why it makes sense to do so.
The first of these reasons is that when you buy a lottery ticket you know exactly how much of the ticket price goes to the fund for Good Causes – in the UK it is 28p out of every £1. Although it can also be good to drop a pound or two into a charity collection tin at the local pub, you really have no idea how much of that money will actually end up helping people.
Next, you get to see exactly where your charitable contribution goes. The UK lottery operator has to publish details of all the projects it funds and supports, and we often bring you news of the biggest projects and schemes so that you can understand how your participation helps Good Causes all over the country.
Last, but not least, you have the chance of winning a cash prize, and if you are lucky enough to win a jackpot then you would be able to use some of that cash to support whatever charitable organisations are most important to you. Look at it this way: you could either drop a £2 coin into a collection tin and have no idea where the cash is going, or you could buy a lottery ticket for the same sum, know that 56p is going straight to Good Causes and maybe win yourself several million pounds which you could then use to support your chosen charities.
Take all of that into consideration and we think you’ll agree with our opening statement that lottery tickets win every time. Buy lottery tickets online today and not only will you be making an immediate contribution to Good Causes, you just might win a lottery jackpot that enables you to give even more! Enjoy the games and good luck!
Written by Ian BrucePublished: Tuesday 19th July 2011
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