Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

No jackpot for province in the Health Lottery

Why are we in Northern Ireland prohibited from taking part in the new Health Lottery that was launched last week?

I checked online to find which businesses were offering the service and, although some Tesco branches and WH Smith outlets are listed, these places do not have the facilities to offer the service.

I tried to enter online and was advised, after completing all my details, that residents in Northern Ireland were prohibited from taking part and only people with a permanent addresses on the UK mainland were entitled to enter.

As the Health Lottery awards £50 for selecting three correct numbers, as compared with the measly £10 offered by the National Lottery, this new lottery offers the participants better rewards and, at the same time, contributes to the National Health Service.

I personally cannot see a legitimate reason for UK residents in the province being ostracised.

VOX POPULI

Dromore, Co Down

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