Pubs to sell lottery tickets

The new Gambling Act has brought with it a wave of changes and, in general, more freedom for gambling companies. Now, a brewer in Manchester will begin to install lottery ticket machines in its pubs to take advantage of the changes in the law.

JW Lees will install the Lottery King tickets in 22 of their pubs. Tickets will cost a pound, with prizes ranging from £2 to £100. The odds of winning too aren’t bad as the payout is at an average of 50%.

Furthermore, 20% of all proceeds will go to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and Kids in Need. With the profit left over, half will go to JW Lees and the other half to Lottery King.

Steve Nutter (that really is his name), manager of the Lancashire Fold and the first pub to trial the machines, said they went down a storm.

"It offers something new to our customers and is a bit of fun while they're enjoying their usual drink,” said Nutter.

Editor, - 2007-10-05 11:42:00

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