Earlier this month, Governor Tom Corbett privatized and outsourced the state's lottery to Camelot Gaming Services - an English Lottery Company. According to the Daily Mail, Camelot is doubling the English Lotto tickets and reducing their charitable donations (28 pence for every 1 pound ticket) to an undisclosed percentage.
The story reads:
Camelot is cutting the amount of money from each Lotto ticket sold that it gives to good causes.
The National Lottery operator is doubling the price of a ticket to £2 in September and said it would enable it to offer bigger prizes and raise more money for good causes.
But the company, owned by the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, will also reduce the amount per ticket that it gives to good causes.
This is currently averages 28p out of every £1 spent on a ticket, but Camelot would not say by how much this would fall. It said all of the money resulting from the cut in money going to good causes would go towards lottery prizes.
The company, which has run the National Lottery since it began in 1994, raised £6.5 billion in ticket sales last year.
Lotto is the main game in the National Lottery but its sales have been falling for a number of years. Camelot believes that without its proposed changes, which have been cleared by the regulator, the National Lottery Commission, that decline will continue.