Lottery sales slump.NATIONAL Lottery lottery, scheme for distributing prizes by lot or other method of chance selection to persons who have paid for the opportunity to win. The term is not applicable when lots are drawn without payment by the interested parties to determine some matter, e.g. ticket sales fell again in the last year, operators Camelot have confirmed.
Sales dropped by another 5.5 per cent between April 2002 and the end of March this year.
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Walker is the son of former Wales goalkeeper, and Norwich City and Everton manager Mike Walker. , a lottery expert at Warwick University, dismissed Camelot's claim that falling sales in the main Lotto draw were inevitable.
He said: "Ireland, for example, has faced competition from the British lottery but has increased sales year after year."
Just under pounds 1.2billion of sales came from non-Lotto games such as Hot Picks and Thunderball in the last year - up from pounds 984million in the previous 12 months.