Lottery levy

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It is quite absurd that Camelot, the operator of the 
National Lottery, has decided to increase the cost of a 
lottery ticket by a massive 100 per cent to £2 (your report, 17 January), which will drive its customers away to other alternatives such as Premium Bonds and the many other lotteries that are now available at a nominal cost.

I for one will not be buying £2 tickets. I refuse to be blackmailed into supporting the good causes by adding to the profits of Camelot while trying to balance a challenging family budget during 
difficult times.

DenNis Grattan

Bucksburn, Aberdeen