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Nearly one-third of Brits ‘have lottery dreams’ – November 29th 2011

The UK is certainly a country that takes its lottery playing seriously, with nearly one-third of lotto fans admitting they have dreams that their lives will improve when their luck comes in.

According to the Daily Telegraph, a survey by YouGov for the nation’s Financial Planning Week found 29 per cent of Brits think the lotto represents their best hope of a better bank balance.

Indeed, playing British lottery draws has grown in popularity this year, with the UK National Lottery operator Camelot paying out record amounts to prize winners and charities in the six months leading up to September 2011.

The organisation states winnings hit £1.7 billion, which is up £300 million compared to the same time in 2010.

Chief executive of Camelot Dianne Thompson is pleased demand for the lottery in the UK is so high, because it means more proceeds can go to charity.

She said the games it runs are responsible for “raising a record amount for the good causes and paying out record sums in prize money to our players, which is what the National Lottery is all about”.

Lotto fans who like to buy lottery tickets online can explore British lotteries such as the UK National Lottery at theLotter.

The next draw takes place tomorrow (November 30th) and the jackpot is estimated to reach £2.2 million.