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New lottery launched to help health causes

A new televised lottery intended to raise £50m a year to tackle health inequalities is being launched.

The Health Lottery, run by Richard Desmond's Northern & Shell media company, will offer a £100,000 top prize for matching five numbers.

Some charity leaders have been critical that less will go to good causes than from each National Lottery ticket.

The Health Lottery will donate over 20p per £1 ticket, compared with 28p for every National Lottery ticket.

Graham Satchell reports.

  • 27 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK