HL Deb 17 July 1995 vol 566 c6WA
Viscount Hanworth

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they believe that lottery wins of £1 million or more offer a real benefit to the recipients and are acceptable to society.

Lord Inglewood

It is the Government's view that large lottery wins have a clear and tangible benefit to their recipients and that large prizes are acceptable to society at large. Lottery tickets sales increase each time that there is a large jackpot. That is clear evidence that large prizes are a popular feature of the National Lottery.